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Old 04-19-2019, 03:32 PM
 
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Vacations might or might not involve traveling and when you do travel it might or might not be a vacation. Truck drivers travel all the time but they are not on vacation when they're doing so, they're on the job. Or you might be traveling on a business trip in which case its business not vacation. When you do go on vacation you might travel somewhere, or you might just stay at home while on vacation like Chevy Chase did in the movie Christmas Vacation.
Thanks for the clarification, albeit wasn't needed. Next word - sarcasm.
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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OP, you are quite literal aren't you?
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:34 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Are you a truck driver?
No. I drive a regular vehicle, but I live part of the year in the mountain West, and part of the year in the Northeast, about 36 driving hours apart.

Since I need a car in both places, I drive instead of flying. My route usually involves 2-3 sleeping stops of 4-8 hours each depending on my energy and alertness.

Driving while drousy is not fun and very dangerous, so I like to be able to stop and sleep wherever I am, more or less, and not be tied to some hotel reservation. Truck stops a brilliant for that. On major routes, you are rarely more than 20 or 30 minutes from a rest stop with gas, restaurants, bathrooms, a convenience store, and even showers if you are so inclined. They are also reasonably safe places to to sleep in one's vehicle compared to random spots in towns or rest areas.
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: South Australia
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Im not talking about vacations Im talking about traveling.
That's called a distinction without a difference.

IF you are travelling, at all, it's a good idea to make a booking. Today this can be usually done online.

Don't book, you may be sleeping in your car.

Hotels are run on a for profit basis. They cater for public needs which meet their profit model. They care not a fig for your personal inconvenience.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:47 PM
 
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So just this last Tuesday I was hoping to stay in Ohio for the night but the towns I tried to stop at, Morristown and St Clairesville were all booked up and I ended up staying in Wheeling, West Virginia which I did not have any room coupons for. I would understand if it was during the holiday season or even the weekend but this was neither the holidays nor the weekend so it was a bit ridiculous that Morristown and St Clairesville would be booked up.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:07 PM
 
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Did you ever mention what you did that you need to travel so much?

Door-to-door vacuum sweeper sales, serial killer ( la Ted Bundy) trying to stay one step ahead of the law, on a Mormon mission trying to convert as many people as possible, professional gypsy?

There's a YouTuber I watch named Nate and his channel is called Element Van Life. He used to live in his Honda Element full-time, but just sold it and bought a brand new Nissan NV200 and in one of his recent videos mentioned how he was getting 34 miles per gallon on the highway, not too bad.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:22 PM
 
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So just this last Tuesday I was hoping to stay in Ohio for the night but the towns I tried to stop at, Morristown and St Clairesville were all booked up and I ended up staying in Wheeling, West Virginia which I did not have any room coupons for. I would understand if it was during the holiday season or even the weekend but this was neither the holidays nor the weekend so it was a bit ridiculous that Morristown and St Clairesville would be booked up.
Even more ridiculous is thinking that Morristown or St. Clairesville need skyscrapers.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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Did you ever mention what you did that you need to travel so much?

Door-to-door vacuum sweeper sales, serial killer ( la Ted Bundy) trying to stay one step ahead of the law, on a Mormon mission trying to convert as many people as possible, professional gypsy?

There's a YouTuber I watch named Nate and his channel is called Element Van Life. He used to live in his Honda Element full-time, but just sold it and bought a brand new Nissan NV200 and in one of his recent videos mentioned how he was getting 34 miles per gallon on the highway, not too bad.
I do lots of stuff in Nevada and I often travel from Pennsylvania to get there. Sometimes I fly which is obviously much faster and much less work on my part but driving does have its advantages, driving is much less expensive, you can bring more stuff, you can stop and visit places on the way, and you can see much of the country.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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Even more ridiculous is thinking that Morristown or St. Clairesville need skyscrapers.
Are you familiar with those towns?
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:34 PM
 
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I sometimes take big long road trips and there are few things as frustrating as trying to check into a hotel room late at night, after a long day of driving, and being told they're out of rooms. For that reason, if you ask me hotels should build more floors and more rooms. Just like some of the super tall skyscrapers in NYC that's what hotels should be like. The 432 Park Avenue building in Manhattan is an excellent example. The 432 Park Avenue building which is the tallest residential building in the world and the second tallest building in NYC after the One World Trade Center is what all hotels should be like, that way they will most likely never run out of rooms.
If you see a need, you have an opportunity to fulfill it. Why don't you set up larger hotels to generate revenue from travelers needing rooms?
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