Simone & I are taking our first road trip tomorrow from Indianapolis to Atlanta. I have never traveled with a dog before. I know I need her food, crate, bedding, & toys but could use some advise from seasoned travelers regarding other items you think are essential. How often do you stop to let them void? same as home schedule? Do you restrict food or water? I've read that the La Quinta chain is very dog friendly but am open to suggestions, I assume 5 star hotels probably would not welcome Simone's early morning wake up bark . Thanks in advance.