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Travelling, Holidays, Vacations -- Car Light or Car Free

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Old 01-03-19, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
There is an older thread on this topic, but I thought I would start a new one for us all to talk about our car light or car free travels and holidays.
Good idea Machka.

Where have you gone?
Alabama Gulf Coast, about 250 miles away. For one week in December.

What have you done?
Tons of shopping before Christmas. And the beach. We don't get Winter on the Gulf Coast.

What are some of the challenges you've overcome?
Rented a mini van. Other than too much deodorizer in the car, no issues. Everything we purchased fit!

Are you still working on some solutions?
Rental cars have become really expensive at the closest rental place (Enterprise Uptown New Orleans). I used to get weekend specials for $10/day with limited mileage. $30/day unlimited mileage. Now they want $50 - $80 a day for even the small cars. Yes.....I am still working on a solution. Likely need to own a dependable car in the family for travel.

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Got any car-light, car-free travel plans in 2019?
None.

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Old 02-04-19, 09:32 PM
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I guess my upcoming work trip will be car-free travel! There's an airport shuttle that picks up about four blocks from my house and travels the ~150 miles to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. From that, over to London, and then it will all be trains and walking (and perhaps a bike share, though that was scary last time, since I'm not used to traffic on the left.)

I used to ride my bike to the regional airport, but prefer the shuttle. Time wise, it works out about the same, but I'm terrified of flying and it eliminates a flight. The shuttle also does better in inclement weather than the little planes.
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