We are heading to Dauphin Island on Saturday and we were wondering which route would be better- Through Arkansas into Mississippi or through Louisiana? We made a similiar trip 10 years ago and choose the Arkansas route, but there seemed to be lots of smaller highways vs interstates. Can anyone suggest which would be better? Also, is there any area to avoid due to construction? We would also love recomendations as to where to stay should we choose the Lousiiana route as we would like to drive about 8 or so hours the first day. Thanks!