Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Hotels

She takes up a lot of room for being all of 11 pounds.

It has been a ridiculously long day of driving.  You’re all starting to nod off, when finally, you turn the corner to see that beautiful Best Western beaming down the block.  You have reached your next destination: your hotel. Now, if you’ve planned accordingly, you’ve managed to already book a hotel/series of hotels prior to the trip… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Hotels

Drew’s Steps for Road Trips: Rest Stops

...why is it so damp? Why are they always SO DAMP?!

So, you’ve been on the road for a while now, making pretty good time, when all of the sudden – uh oh.  All that water you’ve been guzzling down is starting to make things pretty uncomfortable.  You need to pull over, and quick. Thankfully, you manage to catch a glimpse of that blessed sign: Rest… Continue reading Drew’s Steps for Road Trips: Rest Stops

Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Driving

The four things you can do in the backseat: sleep, eat, read, and be annoying.

It’s finally happening.  You’re packed, prepped, and now off on your road trip.  It’s time to talk about the most important and central part of this entire endeavor: the actual driving/riding in the car. First of all, there is the matter of the driver: the person whose job it is to actually get you all… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Driving

Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Packing Your Car

"I never liked this game..."

Now I know what you’re thinking. “But Drew, it’s just loading up the car.  Should be fairly easy, right?” To which I answer: Ha ha, ha ha ha, ha ha, HA. No. I mean, in theory, it should be easy.  In practice, it’s gonna turn out to be more of a puzzle than you initially… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Packing Your Car

Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Dropping Off Your Pet (Plus Other Things)

And squirrels make terrible party guests.

Alright, so you’ve got all your stuff together, ready to go out and see the world. BUT WAIT, EAGER MCBEAVER. There’s just a couple more things you need to take care of before your trip. For example, your pets.  Obviously, you can’t just leave them home alone, unattended, for two weeks.  So you gotta make… Continue reading Drew’s Steps to Road Trips: Dropping Off Your Pet (Plus Other Things)

Drew’s Steps for Road Trips: Packing

Side note: they did, in fact, have a toaster.

So, you’re thinking about taking a road trip? Cruising across the country, taking in the sights, meeting people across the way – but you’re just not sure how? Well, lucky for you, I just so happen to be an expert* on such a subject, seeing as I recently come back from taking a road trip… Continue reading Drew’s Steps for Road Trips: Packing