|Old binder (Oregon coast, 3day round trip) next to the new one (Oregon to Arkansas, 8 days)|
|I like to have a master schedule at the start and then everything else is organized by day|
|For example, for my trip it would take 3 days of straight driving to get from Albany, OR to Fort Smith, AR but I was given 6-8 for the trip.|
|After talking to each of my siblings about places they'd like to see, I set on making detours through Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Mount Rushmore. White dots are where the route was altered.|
|Here are my print outs for some of our Route 66 stops|
A great place to find information is at the states webpage. You can order a free road map and visitors guide for each state from those websites as well, just be sure to give it 4-8 weeks for them to be mailed to you (I ordered one at the beginning of June and it's still not here). Most state websites also offer electronic versions of the travel guides, if you're looking at saving a tree or two. Below are the links, just click on the state:
If you're looking at doing an in-state road trip it still might be a good idea to check out your states webpage to get an outsiders look at what's great about the place you live. You may discover something exciting and new.
Now get to planning and remember that it's supposed to be fun so don't stress it too much! Until next time, live long and prosper!