As a kid, my parents had the foresight to plan meal stops at places where we could let out our pent-up energy, like picnic parks or McDonald’s playgrounds. Picnic parks are the ultimate road trip move: everybody gets to stretch their legs, and you eat the affordable sandwiches you’ve packed in your cooler.
Drove to visit my sister in Chicago area from the NYC area one President’s Day Weekend. It was spur of the moment for her kid’s birthday and with the 5 in my family, it was cost prohibitive to fly. We stopped with family in MI on the way out, so it wasn’t as bad of a journey. Read more