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Old 02-18-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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I would have said 3 hours for a regular weekend....5 day weekend I could handle maybe 5-6. I don't usually like to drive more than that unless at least a week-long trip but flying is preferred.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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4 hours. But there are a few places I've driven 3.0-3.5 hours for a day trip.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Hubby is a truck driver so we try to limit any personal travel driving to less than 5 hours each way. We fly as much as available routes and cost allow.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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Four. For one passenger.

Lots of variables.

LIKE if it's a holiday weekend and traffic makes a 4 hour trip turn into 8

EXACTLY what happened to me around DC a few years ago.

And how bad do you want to go and what are your plans?

Do you actually want to spend day one and five DRIVING. Are you actually gonna leave the house early in the morning day one or futz around till noon?

OR how much you hate flying. (me)
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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5-6 hours
Me too. 6 is pushing it.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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3.5 hours. After that, I'm approaching home; it's a small island.
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:27 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Let's say a 5 day weekend
FOUR hours.

Knock off early and hit the road before 5pm be there no later than a late check in on Friday.
Leave earlier than 5 if possible; 3-7 on the road and have dinner there.

Leave after dinner and then get home before bedtime on Sunday.
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:41 AM
 
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FOUR hours.

Knock off early and hit the road before 5pm be there no later than a late check in on Friday.
Leave earlier than 5 if possible; 3-7 on the road and have dinner there.

Leave after dinner and then get home before bedtime on Sunday.
That's not a five day weekend. LOL
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Florida
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13 hours for me. Used to do it once a month when I lived in southwest Oklahoma and drove home to Chicago.
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Old 02-18-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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12 hours from the SF Bay Area to Washington State...

Flying door to door takes 5 hours... driving 12 hours.

Driving I can go on my schedule and take what I want with me... flying no chance and have been told I need to ship repair parts and tools always cause questions at the airport.

Plus... I need a vehicle when I am there.
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