My husband and I are planning a roadtrip for the first time and we are not sure if we're on the right track in terms of what exactly to plan before going there. Our main goal is to go to FL and spend some time there and we figured why not take the car and enjoy the way instead of a plane as always. To be exact, we're planning to spend about 10 days--leaving from Old Bridge, NJ and heading to Orlando, FL. We want to visit Daytona beach on the way to Orlando. Dates: 12/23-1/3
Here's what we would like to find out: (Most are probably silly concerns but it's our first time ever, so I apologize :D)
-Is it ok to take our car or do we have to rent one? (we have a '10 Camry)
-Gas costs to keep in our mind.
-$ and if we should carry cash.
-Things to keep in mind in terms of weather/traffic during Christmas time
-Places to visit and/or avoid on the way there
-If it's better to book hotels in FL in advance, or if we should find out once there..
-Everything we probably missed from mentioning here.. since it is our first time ever to go on a roadtrip!
ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks so much!