I've been reading some of the great advice here and wondered if anyone has any thoughts on travelling with kids. My husband and I are are bringing our three sons (ages 10, 7 and 5) to the US (from the UK) for a 13 week road trip starting in Washington DC in September this year, working up the East coast via Philadelphia, New York and Boston to Toronto and then taking the train to Vancouver and driving south to San Diego, stopping in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas and LA. I'll probably have thousands of questions but at the moment I'm wondering about the Portland to San Francisco stretch. My husband wants to see a bit of the Rockies and maybe ski so we are wondering if coming inland to Salt Lake City, stopping at Boise is a possibility. We think it would be early December by that stage in the trip but I'm worried it's much too far to try and drive with the boys in the back. I think 3-4 hours in the car without a break will be their limit.
Does anyone have any suggestions for breaking up the journey that would be kid friendly, either specific to the Portland to San Francisco leg, or in general?
We are hoping that 13 weeks is realistic for this sort of route but I'd be really glad to hear from anyone who has done this kind of thing with young children.
Thanks in advance,