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In looking back over our road trip memories, what makes this type of journey worthwhile? Especially when we could hop on a plane and reach our destination so much faster?

When our family decided to go to Branson, Missouri last summer, we weighed our travel options. The main factor in our final decision was financial. We could buy five round trip plane tickets but then we’d still need to rent a car to get around Branson. After calculating the price of gas, five could travel by land for less than the price of one person flying. We chose to drive.

Looking back, there were other benefits to our driving. A more leisurely pace. The opportunity to see more of the country. Bonding time as a family. Memories.

What about life? Is there more to the journey than simply reaching the destination? By taking a road trip, we can learn and grow along the way. Travel at our own pace. Meet amazing people and see different walks of life. Gain new perspective. Create memories to last a lifetime.

What about you? Are you in a rush to reach the goal or do you enjoy the journey?

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3 thoughts on “Road Trip – Benefits

  • October 30, 2009 at 7:00 am
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    >Daily, I try to slow myself to enjoy the journey of raising our three girls. Too often I find myself thinking ahead, when I need to just cease the moment!!

  • October 30, 2009 at 9:15 am
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    >My daughter has really helped me to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  • October 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm
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    >I'm enjoying the journey, although the destination stays on my mind. I still want to get to certain "hard to get to" places.

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