Great website! Perhaps its listed here somewhere, but I couldn't find any detailed roadtrip reports from upstate NY to Orlando/Disney. In an effort to save some cash, this year our family (me, wife, kids 10 and 14) will likely be road tripping from upstate NY to Orlando. We have about a week, and hopefully/possibly I could push it to 10 days (ideal). I'm trying to get a feel for the best way to approach this. We've got an SUV, I have no problem driving a great distance, although the longest trip I've taken is upstate NY to Philly. I realize there is a huge difference between that trip, and one that will total about 20 hours. Here's my questions:
Advice for driving all the way through as opposed to splitting it up?
Best time of day to leave?
If we do stop, best place to rest overnight?
Best route to avoid major traffic headaches?
Whats the fatigue factor like-ie, is it a real drag on your mind and body?
How bad is the return trip, since I'm sure anticipation of getting there is a driving factor on the trip down.
Any stories, advice, ect would be greatly appreciated.
BTW, my one other question is the wear and tear on the the car. We just purchased a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe with low milage (which will be driven up by a trip of this nature). Can this car withstand the rigors of a 20 hour straight trip?
Lots of questions, but we don't plan on leaving until August, so plenty of time to figure it out.