My kitty and I just got back from our roadtrip for the Thanksgiving holiday and we both survived. I thought it would be a complete disaster but it wasn't. I took him to my mother's home in Northern New Jersey from sunny Florida - 18 hour trip. I drove for nine hours and did a stopover and then another nine hours (then repeated for the return trip). He cried when I first got him in the car and then each time I had to stop to refuel but other than that he was quiet most of the time. He hardly made a sound on the return trip because I think at that point he was used to the road. I noticed he started crying at one point and when I stopped I found his play balls somehow managed to get underneath his cat condo and it were acting as wheels and rolling him all around the place. Once I removed them and stabilized his resting place he was good to go again. Anyway, we got home in one piece and everything went well. Here's the real kicker, since he's been back all he does is cry all day. I think he misses the family and all the commotion. I think he wants to hit the road again. Oh well, he'll be happy to know we'll have to hit the rode once more to Jersey in 3 weeks for Christmas time - ugh! Things I've learned from the roadtrip: 1) Get a portable litter box kit. 2) Motel 6 rocks! This place is like the only place on the road that accepts pets for FREE. And it's not the dump I imagined it to be. They have movie channels, microwave/fridge, and clean room for $30 bucks. My kitty loved this place, lol. 3) Get one of those collapsible doggie crates from Wal-Mart. They're the best and my kitty just played and slept in it for most of the trip. If I'd put him in his small carrier he would have cried the whole time and tried to escape because it feels like a cage. 4) Don't let the kitty out at any point during the ride. I thought I'd let him out at a gas station but that only made him more mad when I had to put him right back in the car again. Leave them in there until you arrive at your destination. 5) My kitty is brave and can adapt to change very well. I'm proud of him.