How to Hack Car Travel with a Pet

How to Hack Car Travel with a Pet

After being car-less for almost a decade, I am so excited to be buying a car to go along with our move to the suburbs in New Jersey. This opens us up to much easier travel – to be able to just jump in the car and go. And this makes it easier for Bruno, too. Car travel is definitely the easiest way to travel with Bruno, and where he’s the most comfortable. He settles in to his bed very easily and can sleep for hours.

Bruno in the back of the car ready for his next road trip!
Bruno in the back of the car ready for his next road trip!

If you’re thinking of taking a road trip with your pet, here are my tips: Read More

Road Trip Part III: South Carolina & Georgia

Road Trip Part III: South Carolina & Georgia

To read about Part I, click here.

To read about Part II, click here.

 

Savannah, Georgia

SavannahAfter 5 nights in Orlando, we headed up to Savannah for 2 nights. Neither of us had been there and wanted to check it out. Read More

Road Trip Bathroom Stops that are NOT Gas Stations

Road Trip Bathroom Stops that are NOT Gas Stations

We’ve all experienced some pretty grubby bathrooms while on the road. I’m certainly not proud about some of the places I’ve peed – including one Turkish toilet in a rest stop somewhere in France!

Here are my tips on finding a clean bathroom for you to use on your travels: Read More

Road Trip Part II: Disney

Road Trip Part II: Disney

To read about Part I of my road trip, click here.

Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL

 img_3938After working for Disney Theatricals, I gained a better appreciation for Disney World. I went once as a teenager but since working for Newsies, I have been to both Disney theme parks a few times. Since we were also attending during the Food and Wine Festival, we decided to stay for 5 nights. Read More

Road Trip Part I: Louisiana

Road Trip Part I: Louisiana

The Car: Since we don’t own a car, we had to rent one for the road trip. We got really creative which ended up saving us $500. We looked in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Austin, changing dates to see what would be the cheapest. Then I checked in Dallas and found an SUV $500 cheaper – even cheaper than the full size cars in the other cities. We ended up flying to Dallas on my Southwest miles for free, picking up the car and then driving to Austin where we started the trip. Read More

7 Useful Road Trip Apps

7 Useful Road Trip Apps

For my road trip, I’m using my phone a lot and here are some of my favorite apps:

 

Waze

I love me some Google Maps but Waze is perfect for road trips since it’s goes beyond traffic – other users let you know about accidents, police, among other things. It even gives you a gas feature so you can find the cheapest gas station nearby. Read More

9 Vibrant Fall Instagrams to Inspire Your Next Road Trip

9 Vibrant Fall Instagrams to Inspire Your Next Road Trip

I LOVE fall. I’m all about pumpkin EVERYTHING, apple cider and walking on crisp fallen leaves. Plus, it’s the perfect time for a road trip – the weather’s cool and the scenery is GOR-GEOUS. Here’s some stunning Instagram photos to inspire you to a take a road trip this fall (and they’re not all in the Northeast!) Read More

Epic Road Trip Plan

Epic Road Trip Plan

Newsies closes in Austin on October 2nd and Adam + Bruno + I are going on a road trip to my parents house in Maryland. Here’s the plan!

 

Natchitoches, LA

A sweet little town where my father grew up. My aunt lives in my grandmother’s house, which is where we’ll stay. This is Adam’s first time and I can’t wait to walk along the lake, try out a meat pie, see a plantation, and maybe even a trip to the alligator farm!

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Drive thru liquor store menu

Sulphur, LA

We’ll be visiting my friend Gillian and her husband Rob, as well as their 100 cats. I’m excited to see this part of Louisiana.

 

New Orleans, LA

This is one of my favorite cities from tour and I can’t wait to show Adam. We will definitely eat all of the delicious food and return to the Carousel Bar and Sazerac Bar for cocktails. This time I’d also like to make it to the National WWII Museum and Preservation Hall.

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Sarasota, FL

A quick stop to visit my parent’s new house which they bought for retirement.

 

Orlando, FL

Epcot (drinks around the world), Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom to finally see the fireworks at Disney and Harry Potter World at Universal.

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Savannah, GA

I’ve never been here but it’s on the list. I love Charleston so I’m excited to see its sister city.

 

Charleston, SC

We’ll visit our friend Mackenzie but also enjoy the restaurants and gorgeous walks through downtown Charleston.

 

Atlanta, GA

We’ll stay with my brother and family in their new house. A trip to the amazing Georgia Aquarium and Coca Cola World a must.

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium

Columbia, MD

And finally the drive back to Maryland to stay with my parents for a week.

 

What should we see and do in the cities we’re visiting? Are there any other cities we should stop at along the way?

 

We took the trip!

Check out Part I: Louisiana of the road trip here.

Read Part II: Disney here.

Check out Part III: South Carolina & Georgia here.