Updated July 29, 2016.
The vacation dates are set. Your road trip destinations are chosen. The money is set aside. Now is the time to decide what places you want to see and what things you want do on your next vacation.
Listed below are ideas you might use to find what you are looking for.
Remember that list of places to see and things to do you stuffed in the back of your planner, in your file drawer, on your computer, cell phone or other personal electronic device? Now is the time to search and find it.
Peruse travel books and magazines for places to see and things to do.
Connect with other road trip aficionados who can personally recommend great places to see and fun things to do.
Pack up, hit the road and make spontaneous stops along the way at intriguing sites, parks, vistas, historical markers, shops, museums, scenic turnouts attractions and anywhere else that teases your need to discover and explore.
Follow the route to your destination, choosing places to see and things to do along the way, at your destination and on the return trip home.
Using a favorite novel, movie or history book, stop at all the places to see en-route and do all the things the characters and historical figures did.
Google Images, Instagram and Pinterest are chock full of stunning travel photography and ideas of places to see and things to do.
What places to see and things to do would they recommend? Where would they go? What would they see? What would they do?
Popular favorites are AAA, Fodors.com, LonelyPlanet.com and Moon.com; all feature exciting places to see and incredible things to do. Many travel authorities have pre-planned road trip packages available.
Sift through all those photos, brochures and clippings you saved in that shoe-box on the top shelf of your bedroom closet for places to see and things to do along the route you've planned to your destination.
Choose places to see and things to do that resonate the culture you wish to experience. Can’t afford France? See the French Quarter in New Orleans, Dulac and Baton Rouge in Louisiana. Go to Mardi Gras or feast on French cuisine.