When it’s time to go on vacation, it may be hard to try and decide to drive or fly. It’s nice to have everything laid on the table to help you decide what would work best for you or your family. To drive or fly? Here are a few things to consider.
#1. The distance of your trip
The first thing to consider when deciding to fly or drive is the distance you will be traveling. If you’re going an hour away, you would probably drive instead of flying. However, if you were traveling 5-10 hours away, you might consider flying.
#2. The time you have available
If you have four days to travel, but need to go to go somewhere 1,000 miles away– it’s highly unlikely that you will be wanting to drive. You would barely get there before you had to turn around. Consider the amount of time you have available before you decide to drive or fly.
#3. Driving or Flying with kids
Someone who is trying to decide whether to drive or fly may depend on kid(s). Depending on how many kids they have, flying might be the quickest and most painless option. Driving with one child may be easier than driving with 5. However, this is dependent on the family and how well kids do in a car and how many travel activities you can provide them.
#4. Look at the financial side of things
In most cases, flying is a travel convenience. Therefore, you will pay a pretty penny for it. There are some instances where you can get a great deal on plane tickets. If you can afford to fly, then go ahead and do so!
#5. Personal preferences
Deciding whether to fly or drive also comes down to personal preferences. Maybe you don’t enjoy riding in a car for hours at a time. Maybe you just don’t enjoy flying. Take some time to decide what you don’t like or like about riding in a car versus flying.
#6. Is it included?
Another aspect of driving or flying is sometimes a flight is included in a vacation package. This may be enough to persuade you to fly. If you do decide to fly, keep up to date on the costs of suitcases and any additional fees you may have to pay for choosing to fly the airways.
Take some time to weigh the pros and cons of driving or flying. Which one would you choose and why?
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