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3 Benefits of Driving vs. Flying on Your Next Medical Vacation

Are you trying to decide how to reach your next medical destination or searching for the most efficient way to travel across the country for a procedure at ThriveMD

There are many transportation options available that can help make the most of your travel experience, but often my family prefer to drive. 

In fact, we have planned road trips around medical procedures and other things we had to do, making it a full holiday instead of a chore. 

Choosing to drive comes with countless benefits – from saving money and having more control over your itinerary and comfort level to experiencing incredible sights along the way rather than just arriving at the destination. 

In this blog post, we’ll outline three key benefits of driving on vacation so you can prepare for a fantastic journey!

1. Added Fun and a Unique Travel Experience

Driving can be a great way to explore unknown areas and hidden gems you may have never discovered otherwise. 

Instead of rushing to your destination, take the scenic route and stop at the roadside attractions that catch your eye. 

You can take your time admiring the natural scenery, visiting local landmarks, and experiencing the area’s culture. 

Whether it’s a detour to a local winery, off-road adventures, or roadside food trucks, with driving, the possibilities are endless. 

Our favourites have been unique landmarks, discovering incredible waterfalls and even once finding a fascinating WWII monument and learning some history none of us knew but have never forgotten. 

So, if you want to make the most of your travels and save time, hit the road and see where the journey takes you.

2. Control Your Schedule 

We all know how important it is to have control of our schedule. In many ways, driving can provide more control than other options. 

On the road, unexpected situations can arise at times and completely derail your plans. 

However, in our experience, it’s happened less often than planes being delayed or flights changed. 

Another one of the many benefits of driving is stopping whenever and wherever you’d like. 

Whether you need to take a break, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy the scenery, you can decide how your journey unfolds. 

With this freedom, you can ensure that your schedule remains in your control and that you arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to take on whatever comes your way.

3. Affordability

With driving, it’s easier to pack snacks and food for the trip or research affordable places to eat.

If there are a few of you travelling, for example, I have 4 kids, it’s almost always cheaper to drive due to the cost of fuel vs the cost of flights. 

It’s easier to pack what we need and change our plans and my kids find it easier to sleep in the car compared to other forms of travel. 

All of those things can make the trip cheaper and easier, not to mention more interesting if driving. 

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