Roadtrips take time, something we don't always have when we want to enjoy the destination.
gas prices and lack of vacation time. If I'm going somewhere for a week, I don't want to spend 2-3 days of that week driving.
I think that's it right there. People don't have a lot of vacation time, so they don't want to 'waste' it spending most of the trip on the road.Same here. I don't want to waste 4 days traveling, when I could have that time at the destination.
This assumes that the end goal is some destination. A road trip is where each location each day is the destination.I think that's it right there. People don't have a lot of vacation time, so they don't want to 'waste' it spending most of the trip on the road.
I do actually enjoy short road trips. We drive from eastern MA to upstate NY every summer, and we've done a lot of fun side trips on the way. We drove when we went to DC as well.
But about 10 hours is my limit. We fly to WDW because, for that vacation, we want to spend our time in the parks, not on the road.
This is how our trip plan looks. No more than four hours or so on the road every couple of days. The last day as we head to the airport is a longer day.This assumes that the end goal is some destination. A road trip is where each location each day is the destination.
You can do a loop of the National Parks out west, where you visit a different park each day or stay for a couple days.
My childhood road trips were about exploring, not spending all day on the road.
We did a road trip a few years ago. We were going to end up at a ski resort so DS could try snowboarding, but there wasn't enough snow to worry about it. Instead, we ran through North and South Carolina and Georgia.Growing up in the 80s, I went on road trips a lot with my parents. My friends also went on these trips.
Now, I don’t know anyone that road trips anymore. They fly everywhere and complain about how much it costs.