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198506 tn?1251156915

Road Trip

I need some advice.  I am not much of an adventurer and get quite anxious driving new places alone but I am thinking about taking a road trip with my girls this summer.  Unfortunately, I haven't a clue how to go about mapping a safe route w/ hotel stays.  I live in the Phila area and our destination would be Huntsville, AL.  It's about a 14 hour drive and I'd try to stop midway for an overnight.  I just don't know how to find out safe and secure areas to stay along the way as well as when we get to Huntsville.  Any suggestions about how I should go about planning (websites, ect)?    
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492869 tn?1285018933
I've never done the driving on a road trip, but I have been on many long road trips with my family.  I'd recommend ordering Triple-A Triptik's in advance.
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Are you a member of AAA? I know that members can receive some discounts if they stay at a hotel that offers Triple-A discounts. Their website is www.aaa.com

When my Mom and I went on a eleven hour road trip to Elizabethtown, KY from Wrightsville, PA we had a hotel booked through AAA. We have also gone to www.mapquest.com in order to get directions to our destination, AAA was also able to provide a lot of help with directions as well. You could also try looking up the local weather and news in Huntsville, AL at http://www.al.com/huntsville/ . Good Luck! :) I hope these websites will be able to give you some helpful tips/ideas. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact me. :)
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198506 tn?1251156915
Thank you both.  I can't believe that I didn't even think about AAA.  It's a great idea.  I'll look into it.  
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You are very Welcome! If you have any other questions, Please feel free to ask. :)

Good Luck and Best Wishes on your trip. :)
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765070 tn?1384869794
When I went to Tennessee a few years ago and I live in Harrisburg, PA, we stopped and stayed in Roanoke, VA.  Roanoke is halfway from both you and I and is right off I-81S.  Roanoke is a good area to stay in and has plenty of hotels.  Hope this helps.  Have fun!
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362249 tn?1441315018
I would go get a GPS  and fast! Especially if your like me and get lost easy that will make the trip much more calm! As far as hotels go to hotels ******* or just search hotels for that area on google!
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168348 tn?1379357075
AAA also gives discounts and will map you out a Triptik .. that + a navigational system will be perfect plus you'll have the roadside assistance thru AAA.  Well worth it .. I've used it a few times!

C~
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Triptic and GPS, and your good to go.  GPS is great for finding hotels, and points of interest during your trip. Dont leave home without one.
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198506 tn?1251156915
I do have a GPS and I think for sure that AAA would be good to have.  I get lost in my own neighborhood so the GPS comes in handy.  Thank you everyone for your help.  
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