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Road trip vs flight

Why road trips are better than flying

It may be hard to believe at this point, but summer will soon be here, which means that vacation time is just around the corner.  If you’re planning on going away this summer, you’ll need to decide how you’re getting to your desired destination. While flying may have its benefits, road trips are the way to go.

Here are five reasons why you should avoid the airport if possible:

Your schedule is more flexible

One of the worst parts of buying a plane ticket is being locked into a specific time and date. While this may be preferable for a select handful of people, many prefer a little flexibility when they go on vacation.

If you drive instead of fly, you have the option of staying an extra day if you really like a particular destination. Being able to adapt on the fly could turn your trip from good to great.

You can pack more

Unless you’re willing to fork over the extra cash for additional luggage, you likely won’t be able to pack everything you’d like when you fly. Sure, you’ll likely over-pack if you choose to go on a road trip, but that’s still a lot better than leaving behind a much-needed item.

You can save money

If you’re going on a trip with three or more people, you’ll likely be able to save a significant amount of money if you choose to drive as opposed to flying.

Being able to split the cost of fuel four ways will make it cheaper for everyone involved – especially if you’re planning to accomplish all the driving in a single day. Remember that plane tickets can end up being quite expensive, especially if you’re checking bags.

Traveling will be more fun

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that airports aren’t the most enjoyable place on the planet. They are often overcrowded and the constant fear of either missing your flight or having it delayed makes for a stressful environment.

Sure, driving in a car for hours on end may be tiresome as well, but at least you can travel on your own schedule. If people need a break, you can stop, stretch, and grab a bite to eat.

There’s also no waiting around. You can move when you want to move.

You can experience more of the country

One of the best parts of road tripping is all the great scenery you can see along the way. Instead of taking the most direct route to your destination, consider planning a route where you can experience all the beautiful nature that Canada and the United States have to offer.

You may be able to see some scenery if you have a window seat on a plane, but it will still pale in comparison to driving through a beautiful landscape.