Hello. I am so glad I found this website. WOW.
I have a dilemma and because I have never gone on a road trip I am not sure the best way to plan this. I will just blurt my plan and thoughts and would appreciate any advice you all may have.
The goal is to take my 12 and 14 year old girls (and wife) to SeaWorld at the end of July.
We originally were going to drive both ways but it was really hard to plan since I have never been on a trip longer than 4 hours. The other issue was cost. We are on a budget as many are and the next issue is my 12 year old. She gets a lot of headaches in the car. Air blowing on her helps and some natural remedies help. Our own vehicle has a/c in the back but it does not work well. I then decided to look into flights and found tickets for $100 that would fly us to San Diego and then we could drive back. Flying both ways is not part of the plan as we want to stop in Yuma AZ where my wife lived. So this all leaves us two choices,
1) Fly to SD and drive back
2) Drive both ways most likely with a rental
I am really at a loss and with prices going up all the time I feel like we need to make a decision quickly. Even hotels we found a month ago for $150/night are now $260 or more. We did end up finding a room at the Bay Hotel and Marina for $180/night.
Any advice anyone can offer would be appreciated.