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.
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. :)
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.
You are very Welcome! If you have any other questions, Please feel free to ask. :)
Good Luck and Best Wishes on your trip. :)
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.