Driving can be great; it offers total independence and freedom to travel wherever and whenever you like. It also means you don’t have to wait outside in the cold for a bus or a train or face significant delays on your morning commute. However, it can also be expensive. With the ever rising prices of fuel in the US, many people just cannot afford to keep their car. And with the roads being a dangerous place, it can actually be a blessing t hop in a taxi.
You’ve all seen those famous yellow cars, but what are the benefits of taking a taxi? It negates the need for a designated driver for starters, which is great if you are out for a meal or a party.
To find taxi’s in your area, you have several options: either use an app such as Uber or look up local companies and give them a call. When you book a taxi, you’ll need to either ask for a standard car or a minivan depending on how many people are in your party. Once inside a cab, you can relax, a meter will run until you reach your destination and then you’ll be charged whatever the reading is once you arrive. It’s effortless, and if you travel locally, it’s not too expensive.
If you are looking for long distance travel in the US, the train isn’t your best option. It can often become just as expensive as flying and will take much longer to arrive. However, if you do decide to make the journey on a train, it can be an excellent way to travel. As with flying, you will have two classes to choose from a coach or sleeping cars. You’ll only need sleeping cars if you plan on travelling overnight. The great thing about trains is that you can walk around, buy food and drink, and sit in air conditioned cars. It’s a very comfortable way to travel, even if not the most cost effective.
Most of you will be very familiar with the flamboyant bus interiors present on this mode of transport. Traveling by bus has a casual, homey feel to it. This is most likely because it reminds us of travelling around our local area as children. Traveling by bus is the cheapest way to explore your local area, and if you are using the bus every day, it might be worth investing in daily/ weekly tickets.
Of course, this option is only for those of you who want to journey across the country, as a plane is a fastest and most efficient way to commute long distances. You can usually score some great deals on flights if you book way in advance, but even if you book last minute- an airline would rather fill every seat of a plane for a lower price than fly half full.
Whatever you decide, you can see that losing your car or not be able to drive isn’t the end of the world. There are plenty of excellent services that run around the country to take you where you need to go.