What's your favorite way to take a weekend trip: driving or flying? | The Tylt
What's your favorite way to take a weekend trip: driving or flying?
You jump in the car, gas up and go. No TSA, no stressing about flight delays, no worrying about some random stranger with halitosis talking your ear off from take off to landing. No turbulence. Just the open road and fresh air. Even the best flight is a means of going from one place to another, but when you get on the road, the journey is the trip as much as the destination is. Not to mention a road trip can be a lot less money.
Do you really want to wake up at 5 a.m. to catch an 8 a.m. flight? And what if you oversleep? Sure, a flight might take less time, but think about all the extra details and stress. Everyone present? IDs and documents in hand? Transportation to the airport? Transportation from the airport? Rental car when you get to your destination? Long lines at baggage check? Taking a car eliminates most of the stresses of travel.
It all comes down to hours spent. You want as much time as you can get in the place you're visiting, rather than cruising through endless, mind-numbing cornfields or spending time stuck in traffic. Airports may not be the most fun places in the world, but until teleportation is invented, flying is the fastest form of travel. You can't drive from L.A. to New Orleans and back in a weekend, but flying is no problem. It's about efficiency and maximized time at your destination.
Parts of the country are beautiful to drive through: You would be remiss to not enjoy the drive from Vancouver to Whistler, from Anchorage to Seward, along the California coastline, and through the Rocky Mountains. However, a lot of this country is not pretty at all—especially along the freeway. You get power lines, traffic jams, fast food restaurants, strip malls, drug stores and half-empty office buildings. I can assure you that much of Texas is this way and you'll get a nicer view at 36,000 feet.