I live in Michigan and we go to New York every summer to pick up two of my kids that go their and visit their biological mother for the summer.
My current wife has a 13 year old son with a mild form of Autism and we have a three year old in common. Those two go with us when we go to New York and then we have four kids on the trip back. As of next summer, our daughter will be four, the two children we pick up will be nine and ten and her son will be fourteen.
We drive. It's a very long drive and even longer with the children. We have to stop constantly at rest areas for bathroom breaks and leg stretchings and there are some complaints about boredom, being tired, are we almost home, etc...
We bring portable dvd players with us, travel games and snacks, but they get old fast.
Its a very long trip and gets longer each year. lol.