First off, I am completely new to this forum so sorry if there is a better place for these questions. Also, I know there is probably threads out there with similar questions, but my head is swimming with research so I thought I would just ask for help here. My husband and I are moving from Wisconsin to California at the end of August and we are traveling with our going to be 21 months old daughter. We have never done a travel like this with her and could use all the advice we can get. First off, I was thinking that since she is not use to long car rides we would take the trip slow and do 4 hotel stays (bringing us to just under 7hrs a day in the car) and take time to take advantage of hotel pools and such to burn off her energy. Is that a good call or do you think it would be better to push it a little more and get there faster? Neither my husband or myself is comfortable driving at night while she sleeps since we don't know the route well and I am unsure of how well she would sleep in the car anyway. We are planning on having her sleep for naps in the car though. Also, what can I do to keep her occupied? We have a LeapPad and we are also planning on getting movies on my husband's iPad for her and picking up a etch-a-sketch type toy too, but at this point all these things only keep her attention for a short time; however, I know in just under 4 months she will be much different developmentally so I have no idea how to start planing. Also, any other tips any of you think to mention would be greatly appreciated as I am a bit nervous about this move. Thanks so much in advance!