Complete Road Trip Guide (for grown-ups)


Ready to hit the road? Skip the stress and have an amazing adventure with this no-fluff guide to planning your perfect road trip.

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Are road trips in your travel plans? Lucky you! Planning a road trip is exciting. The freedom. The anticipation. The lure of adventure. It’s all part of the experience.

What shouldn’t be part of the experience? Stress! The Complete Road Trip Guide (for grown-ups) will make planning your perfect road trip adventure easy, whether you’re going away for a weekend or taking a much longer getaway.

There’s nothing like the feeling of freedom, of adventure, of limitless possibilities when the wheels start spinning and you head towards the horizon. Whether you’re solo or traveling with others, this no-nonsense guide will help you have the time of your life.

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find everything you need to plan, enjoy, and remember your next road trip adventure. 

  • Where will you go?
  • When’s the best time?
  • How will you get there?
  • How can you save money and still have a trip you’ll remember (fondly)?
  • How to stay safe?
  • How do you make sure you don’t miss out on something really cool?
  • What do you need to bring?
  • What will you eat?
  • Where can you stay?
  • What will you do?
  • How do you make it back home with your relationships and sanity intact?

The Local Tourist’s Complete Road Trip Guide (for grown-ups*) to the rescue!

Get the answers to all of the above, and more.

Written by a true road trip enthusiast (as in, slightly obsessed), this guide covers the bases and gives you insider tips. Theresa L. Goodrich has traveled thousands of miles, is the author of the Two Lane Gems travelogue series, and contributed to Midwest Road Trip Adventures anthology. She’s also spoken at the Travel & Adventure Show and the Chicago Auto Show – about what? Road Trips.

She even got married on 6/6!

(See? Obsessed.)

She’s turned that obsession into a complete road trip guide.

PLUS: you get access to the COMPLETE Road Trip Planner – $7 value! Includes 35+ printable worksheets, planning pages, and checklists to help you plan your perfect road trip. Here’s what you’ll get:

Complete Road Trip Planner: Get 35+ worksheets, checklists, and itineraries to help plan your next road trip
Complete Road Trip Planner: Get 35+ worksheets, checklists, and itineraries to help plan your next road trip
  • Preparation timeline
  • Dream destinations
  • Choosing destinations
    • Figuring out where to go
    • Interests
    • Things to do suggestions
    • Goals
    • Potential places
  • Accommodations research
  • Attractions research
  • Restaurants research
  • Month calendar
  • Itinerary at-a-glance
  • Itinerary brainstorm
  • Accommodations at-a-glance
  • Attractions at-a-glance
  • Restaurants at-a-glance
  • Distance log
  • Daily itinerary
  • Daily schedule
  • Total budget
  • Pre-trip budget
  • Daily budget
  • How to save money
  • Snack ideas
  • Food for meals
  • Meal ideas
  • Meal planner
  • Pre-trip checklist
  • Vehicle
  • Personal
  • Food and drink
  • Blank with space for notes
  • Blank, two columns

The Complete Road Trip Guide (for grown-ups) is your all-in-one resource to help you plan your perfect road trip.

*Why is this guide for grown-ups? While there’s advice for every road tripper, there isn’t any advice specifically for traveling with kids.

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