Some people prefer to travel to wherever the wind blows them. They like stopping at places on a whim, and, when they have seen enough, just packing up and moving on to the next stop. Other travelers would rather make plans. Before they begin a trip, they already know how far they will drive each day, where they will stop, and what they will see when they get there. Even if you are in the carefree former group, you probably find that at least some planning helps prevent stress and anxiety. If you are traveling with children, you will find that some planning is an absolute necessity.