I never liked to fly, not because I hate flying, but because you miss a lot of things flying from one place to another. I love driving, and love stopping at places along the way. It's amazing what you find, which is something you miss while up in the air. It's amazing, the breathtaking scenery that you see while driving. It may take me longer, but I am always surprised at what you find along the way. I stopped in one place, where they were having a flea market and found some very interesting items. I also like to stop at stores along the way, buying things I cannot find at home. I always end my trip with a full trunk, good thing I have a big car with a big trunk.
I don't mind the taking off in a plane, it's the landing that makes me a little nervous.....
I had the chance to drive cross country a couple times. First time was great, stopped in Florida, New Orleans, Texas, and Arizona, with my trip ending in Las Vegas. When I drove back 4 years later, I had to rush. Stopped in New Mexico, and Tenessee, with my trip ending in North Carolina. It's much nicer to be able to take your time and meander around, get a look at things. I would love to travel the US in an RV, now I just need to find someone to do it with....
As a woman that works for an airline....well...you know what I would PREFER to hear everyone say...lol..littleminx, do you let your little one have candy? A piece of candy on a stick (I had to modify my words.lol.) right as the plane is pulling away from the gate, and right after the pilot announces "final decent" announcment will work wonderful. The little one will not even be aware of the takeoff and landing. If not a piece of candy on a stick, a pacifier dipped in a little honey will work just as well. the honey will keep it in their mouth. Please never take a baby, or small child on a plane if they have a cold or have any head conjestion. They can end up with ruptured eardrums. Even though I do work for one of the best airlines in the counrty..ahem..I can be a little partial..lol..A road trip has always been my first choice, we have a beautiful country, and should explore and appreciate it.
Having said I prefer to fly I'm going on my first flight with my 1yr old and was wondering if anyone had any tips to help with her ears as you can't force a baby to have a drink or their dummy/thumb- or can you?
I think traveling by the great American road system is wonderful. Going to bike ralleys are not cheap when you ship by air. You always meet the most interesting folk along the by-ways. Besides, in the case of rain you have back-up mode of travel(with the tunes too).Give me the open road any time. Trailering a bike also gets a lot of comments(and offer to buy from a lot of cheap-skates).One stop I made,I got an offer to buy my bike that just made me laugh. I know it is worth $2000.00 and this guy offered $175.00. Go figure!!
Hey Teddy I know what you mean. When I was younger and not married yet I traveled by plane quite a bit. I loved it and have been to some exciting places, since I have been married We started traveling by car, and I too love to stop and look in out of the way stores or eat at out of the way restaurants and such, I have seen more of the east coast of the US by driving and have enjoyed every minute or it... There is nothing like the drive up in the New England area with all its little stores and the scenery is breathtaking.
I agree that driving can be much more rewarding. If you have the time to travel by car, then it's a wonderful mode of transportation, but when traveling long distances, it's not always the most practicle way when on a tight time schedule.
Personally, I just love to travel, so I'll take any means of transporation available! LOL Well.... almost.