Driving Through The Night
Travel Tipsby Michelle Kosloff, PassPorter Guest Contributor
Last modified 3/13/2008
Some people take long distance car trips for sheer enjoyment. We however, often do it out of necessity. Well, not quite necessity. But we want to take trips to far away places and can't afford to fly our whole family. So the best option? Driving. When you do the math, even considering wear and tear on the car, for four people, driving often comes out to be the less expensive option. Then again, if there could be a price tag put on sanity ...
Now we could take our time, drive only so many hours per day, and relax and enjoy the scenery. But we would rather get there and enjoy our time at our destination. So we are 'drive through the night' sort of people. My husband and I take turns driving (we are both comfortable driving long distances) while the other plops in the back and sleeps, ready to take over in a few hours. One of the non-drivers (older kids) gets to try to sleep in the uncomfortable front seat. (It's far more important that the person who will be driving be well rested, so resist the urge to sacrifice for your kids in this particular instance.)
We've taken many car trips at this point, most of them in the winter. (What better way to get away from our wonderful Canadian weather?) So here is my list of through-the-night, long distance trip tips. Some are humorous, some are serious, but all are ripped from real life experience.
Updated 3/13/2008 - Article #176
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