Hello all, I came across this site looking for any tips or advice for long family trips. Its great to see that there is a forum for this kind of topic to discuss this.
I am planning a trip to Orlando Fl, from New York City at the end of August, (28th to be exact) 2010. With a family of 5 and plans on heading to Disney World its just way too much to add 4 flights into this trip so our other alternative is to drive.
After checking out Google Maps it seems like this will be an 18hr road trip. I am checking into a house I rented on the 28th but I plan to hit the road on the 27th around 8pm. I figure if I head out around that time the traffic wont be so brutal for us and can get the kids to sleep most of the night so by the time daylight hits we can have atleast 10-11 hrs in the trip.
I plan on making pitstops every 4 hrs or so but I do not plan on sleeping overnight in a hotel or motel room. I plan to keep on trucking straight threw till I get there.
Does anyone have any experience taking long road trips with toddlers in the vehicles? Im not too worried about my 2 older kids, 9 & 11, more so of my 21 month old lol.
Also, any route suggestions as far as major highways to take? I drove to miami before twice using the I-95.