Why Driving is a Great Way to Travel

Driving down interstate 35 near McAllen, Texas
Driving down interstate 35 in near McAllen, Texas

As many of you know, I got into traveling after reading a blog post by Wandering Earl. I used to mostly stay at home and didn’t get out much. However, after being encouraged to go see something new, I decided to give it a try. I’ve tried flying, riding on a train, a plane ride, and even riding a bike, but my preference is definitely for driving.

Driving is one of the most efficient methods of travel and provides people with many opportunities to view parts of the world that they may have never seen otherwise. However, many people dislike driving and would rather utilize a quicker method of travel that doesn’t require as much energy. Though it may not be the fastest method of travel driving still remains one of the best ways for anybody to travel. 

Control Your Time
You are in complete control of your own time when you decide to travel by driving. You no longer are at the will of a company’s set schedules or any extraneous factors that you can’t control. You can choose to do whatever you would like to do when you drive and you can also travel at your own pace. 

A Chance to Explore Nature
Unlike when you travel by airplane, you will be immersed in nature as you drive to your destination. Rather than flying above all that earth has to offer, you will receive the opportunity to drive straight to it. Additionally, you will have many opportunities to stop and go site-seeing if you would like. 

Meet New People
As you drive through a multitude of towns, should you decide to stop, you will meet a variety of people with different personalities and different characters. Each of these people has lived through their own experiences and may be able to provide you with an interesting conversation. 

Once when I was driving in the Rio Grand Valley of Texas my car broke down. To many this would have been a terrible experience. However, I was able to meet some great new people who were able to meet me fix my vehicle and get back to my travels. The team I hired was Edinburg Roadside Assistance & Towing. They provided me with some great Edinburg TX Towing Services. I highly recommend their team!

Try New Things
As you drive through different areas stop to try the food in the area. Many different places have foods that are especially made well in that area. Places such as New York and Philadelphia for example are famous for their cuisines. As you drive for your road trip use the experience to learn more about different areas and the things that they specialize in. 

Explore New Areas
When you travel by driving you are in nearly complete control of the places you want to go and the things that you would like to do. Consider getting lost during your travel and venturing around. You will begin to see things that people may tend to drive past on a daily basis. 

More Stories to Tell
As you venture towards your destination you may see things that are noteworthy and may have experiences that are interesting to you. With all of the new places that you find and the people that you have met along the way you will begin to gather stories of your experiences. Driving is much different than many other travel methods, such as aviation, in that you can stop to take appreciate the sights that you are seeing.

There are a lot of advantages that driving has over other travel methods. Driving is one of the only methods of travel where you are in control of your experiences. Due to this sole advantage you can create experiences that you may have not had otherwise.