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Road Trip Meow Monday

Road Trip Meow Monday

It’s a road trip Meow Monday for us. We spent the long weekend visiting family in Massachusetts. It was Snuffy’s first road trip and, considering he’s an 18-year-old cat, he did fantastic. We had to take him to the urgent care vet before we left…

Fun Friday

Fun Friday

It was a long day of travel. Traffic was bad and we had to stop a lot to wrestle with Snuffy and put in his eye drops. Doesn’t everyone take their 18-year-old cat on a road trip? He seemed to enjoy the ride and all…

Tips for Choosing the Best Road Trip Vehicle

Tips for Choosing the Best Road Trip Vehicle

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If the words road trip strike terror in your heart, we have a few tips to help ease your anxiety. Because our family is spread-out all over the east, west, and south, we are quite adept at road-tripping. At one point we were traveling with 4 kids and 3 dogs and if we survived that, you can too!

Tips for Choosing the Best Road Trip Vehicle

Size & Model of Vehicle

Before you go shopping for a new vehicle think about the size of vehicle you need. A smaller vehicle for commuting might be great, but if you know that road-trips are in your future, a larger vehicle might be more in order, maybe an SUV or a Crossover. We chose our last few vehicles for their seating capacity and, because we often bring our dogs with us, a roomy enough cargo area large enough to fit 3 dogs comfortably is also a must.

White dog in car

Perry enjoying all the room in the cargo area


Gas Mileage

The second consideration is gas mileage. Once we decided on the size we wanted, we researched which vehicles would have the best gas mileage in that class. To help narrow it down, Cars.com has this handy article Best and Worst Gas Mileage 2018.

Must-Have Options

A few must-have options are heated seats, a requirement for our cold winters, a sunroof to enjoy those sunny days, lots of available storage spaces, and an entertainment system to help keep the kids occupied.
We chose the Honda Pilot because it fit all of our requirements for safety, good gas mileage, and is roomy enough for all of us.

White Honda Pilot suv
Honda Pilot

 

What do you look for in a road trip vehicle?

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Ruh-Roh

Ruh-Roh

We’re on the second day of our 3 day drive to Florida. We didn’t make it as far as we planned yesterday, a late start and a carsick boy saw to that. After spending an hour at a rest area in Pennsylvannia we were able…

Elle & Stacy's Summer Vacation

Elle & Stacy's Summer Vacation

If you’re looking for our Aloha Friday post, just scroll down. In honor of summer vacation next week, we thought we would re-post a little movie that I made with Sissy last summer. Once again Stacy and I won’t be taking a summer road trip,…