Traveling to a new city seems so exciting, until you begin thinking about all the details. Will you fly? Is it close enough to drive? How many hours am I willing to travel? Or, like in my case, the budget just isn't big enough for a last-minute flight. My latest road trip took 17 HOURS. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the idea of road trips. I love stopping and being able to take the "scenic route", but what happens when your 10 hour trip turns into 17? You start to get a little moody and tired. These are my tips to make your trip fun but not take too long.