In another thread, I was mentioning that, when my wife and I are traveling, I would prefer stopping at local (non-chain) restaurants rather than chains, but that we seldom do because my wife prefers the predictability of a chain restaurant, and she wins because the first time she got something she didn't like at a restaurant of my choosing, it would be my fault. That got me thinking about the travel itself, which is where we would also differ. Unless I have a reason to be in a hurry to get from point A to point B, I would usually prefer to get off of the Expressway and take the backroads to where I am going. I'm not talking about gravel roads or farm roads, although when I am alone I sometimes do that as well, but about getting off of the Expressway, to roads that actually passes through towns and small cities that I wouldn't otherwise see and, more importantly, the rural scenery in between. Of course, this only works when you adopt the mindset that a vacation begins when you leave home, not when you arrive at your holiday destination. Alone, or with my son (who thought I was crazy), I have traveled from California to Michigan and back a few times without spending much time on the freeway at all, and it's the best way to travel.