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    Road Trip or Plane Ride~Which do You Prefer?

    created by Auntiec 7 days 16 hours 19 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Road Trip or Plane Ride~Which do You Prefer?

    Hey There CNet,

    Think about traveling! Do you prefer to hit the road or do you like to take a plane to get to your destination? What are the pros and cons of each mode of transportation? Do you have any great travel stories?

    I like to fly. I especially like it if I am traveling alone. It's a great time to read. I also like to "get lost" in the hustle and bustle of airport travel; to just blend in and take it all in if you will! And, it's never boring ,,, just do a little people watching! There are a lot of characters in airports!

    However, I love a good road trip! If you are alone, it is a great time to sort through life and have a nice long talk with yourself! I love to cruise along with the scenery and listen and sing along to all of my favorite old songs. If I'm traveling with anyone else, it's a great time to catch up and relive old times or to solve the problems of the world.

    I would pick a road trip! How about you?

    :) Christi

    Re: Road Trip or Plane Ride~Which do You Prefer?

    Hey Christi!

    I'd pick a roadtrip for the same reasons you mentioned. I love taking them with friends and catching up and singing along to songs together. Some of my best memories with my friends are going on road trips together!

    I actually haven't taken a plane ride all year because I was pretty planted here for school. But I loved your description of the airport flow. I also love that sense of anonymity and simultaneous connection. Like all of you are going somewhere and have your own individual lives, but are in the same place in that moment and maybe never again.

    I think I prefer road trips too because you can break as often as you want. On the airplane you're stuck there until you get to your destination and it's pretty packed in there.

    I will say on our honeymoon due to a seating mix up, my husband and I got upgraded to first class and that was GREAT especially for a 15 hour flight to Japan. The flight back, we missed it haha.

    Good topic!

    Have a great day!

    - dymphie

    Re: Road Trip or Plane Ride~Which do You Prefer?

    It depends on how much time I have. We went to visit friends in Buffalo, which would be approximately 7 hours in the car from us, and we opted to fly since we were only staying for 4 days. Best decision we've ever made, it took about an hour to get there, we didn't have to deal with the stress of driving in inclement weather, and we got to maximize our time with our friends and family.

    In the past, I used to travel to Maine every summer to visit family. When I would stay for a week or longer I would drive up and it was really nice to have 6+ hours to jam out to my favorite tunes and contemplate life.

    Re: Road Trip or Plane Ride~Which do You Prefer?

    Hey Christi,

    I don't think I have a preference! I like to both fly and take a road trip. When travelling for work, I enjoy flying because I'm by myself. I don't mind a drive, but too long of a drive can be tiring when you're by yourself.

    When I'm travelling with other people, I do enjoy a road trip. It's nice to be able to see the scenery that you may not see otherwise.

    But also as fa1th3rs said, it depends on how much time you're talking about. If it's an 8 hour drive to just spend a day or two, then no, let me fly. But if I'm going to be there for a week, then driving is nice because it adds to the adventure!

    Fun topic, thanks! Have a great weekend :)
    Beth

    Re: Road Trip or Plane Ride~Which do You Prefer?

    Aloha Christi,

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment to my forum yesterday. I'm not sure I would function very well if it got dark so early and didn't get light until later in the morning- props to you to surviving these cold and dark winters. If I didn't live in Hawaii I'm sure I would have the Winter blues even worse. It makes for a very mentally strong human being to endure such conditions. Sounds like you have found some good strategies to battle the depression that comes along with the change to winter season. I might look into taking more Vitamin D- thanks for the suggestion! Fresh flowers and essential oils sounds lovely as well!

    The marathon is this Sunday! I'm excited and a bit nervous. I'm looking forward to accomplishing my goal of crossing that finish line! Yes I am getting the mindfulness classes going- I'm so nervous about it. In some ways I'm excited but it is kind of taking on a lot as I have to know the lessons well enough myself to teach them. I am truly in a awe of teachers how you do what you do every day. I'm worried about teaching a 15 minute lesson once per week I couldn't imagine being prepared everyday to teach for a full day five days a week. Wow, teachers really are superstars!

    As for a road trip or plane ride I can see the draw to experience both of them. I have only ever done a short road trip by myself and have done much more flying. Road trip in one way is nice in that you are in the driver's seat and have control over where you are and where you stop unlike on a plane where you are just along for the ride! Both could be nice to just sit back and read and entertain yourself on a plane or plot out all your stops and places to eat. I think I would prefer to travel alone on a plane but with good company a road trip could be a lot of fun. As long as you get along with the people you are traveling with then it could be a total blast! I have way more experience with plane travel and it is nice to do your own thing and even sleep and then arrive at your destination without having to do much but step on a plane.

    - Wanderer