My wife and I will be road tripping across the country for the first time with our two dogs (a German Shepherd and a Pembroke Corgi) in our 2017 Subaru Crosstrek and wanted to get some tips for this time of year. We'll be leaving in a few days but we've got a general idea of where we're headed.
To avoid the heat and save some time, we're going the northern route through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We're going to try to make it up to Grand Teton and Yellowstone on the way but it's going to have to be about a 6-7 day trip overall. I would love some suggestions on low-stress traffic routes, parks, regional food must-haves, and pet-friendly lodging. We just received our Rand McNally 2019 Road Atlas so lay on the tips!