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Always Use Good Judgement On The Road

Driving is not an easy task.  We always have to be very aware of what’s going on on the road. We should be very attentive and should look through the side and rear view mirrors once every 10 seconds.  I learned that from my driving instructor at a driving school in Fort Worth.

On the road, you will never know what’s gonna happen.  So it is very important to be ready and use your good judgement in every driving situation.  For example, if you are driving on the right lane on an Interstate highway where the Left Lane is for Passing Only and someone’s driving on that lane slower than the speed limit, the possibility of backing up the traffic is high.  If that driver won’t keep up with the speed limit or won’t speed up to move over in front of you, you just have to speed up a little so the cars behind will be able to have the chance to pass him or her.

I experienced that situation when I was going out of town.  I had to speed up ahead a little to let the traffic on the left lane move over to my lane (right) so they can pass the slow moving car on the left (passing) lane.  Many drivers out there are just inconsiderate a**holes. So as a friendly advice, it is VERY IMPORTANT to pay attention at all times. In addition, you MUST NOT engaged to or AVOID or might as well QUIT) bad habits such as:

  • using cellphones while driving
  • putting make-up on while driving
  • playing music very loud
  • eating while driving
  • overspeeding
  • driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • being aggressive on the road

I admit I was guilty with the first and last before.  But I overcame them.  I love myself and my family as much I love my life.

What else can you add to the list?  You are welcome to share your opinion in the comments below.

The Best Driving Roads In America For Scenic Road Trips

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I heard of some travelers taking road trips instead of flying.  I don’t blame them. Though flying will take you to your destination very quickly, sometimes time flights get delayed and you feel stressed because your precious time is wasted. Still flying is ideal when the chance calls it.

For those who love road travels, obviously, they find driving a good option because there are chances to stop and see beautiful scenery along the way.  Safety wise, it is always great to drive during the day than at night.  Road traveling across America can be fun and enjoyable at the same time.  If it is your first time to go on a road trip with family or friends, the best thing to do is to plan ahead and check weather forecasts ahead of time as well.  For  Below are some of the best driving roads in the US for road trips.

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San Juan Skyway in Colorado – Besides being popular of its mountainous landscape, the state also brags its scenic San Juan Skyway.  The beautiful mountainside makes you want to stay there forever bonding with nature.

The Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee – For travelers who love historic places like in Tennessee, this road should be in your bucket list.  The Cherohala Skyway is about 40+ miles long and connects Tellico Plains, Tennessee, with Robbinsville, North Carolina which takes you to one state to another.

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Hill Country, Texas – Of course, I have to brag about Texas’ best road trip route.  If you want to experience Texas in one driving day, take this 200-mile route and you will be able to see Texas all day long.  Road travelers will definitely won’t forget Texas and it’s history.  So many things to do and see along the way.  You should get your cameras ready, fully-charged batteries, and extra memory cards for photos and stuff.

One of the important things when planning a road travel is booking your car rental in advance.  You see, vacation times are hectic.  Hotels gets fully booked immediately, and so is car rentals.  To get advantage of low car hire fees, book at America Car Rental in advance.  In addition, they will guide you to the best road travel destination of your choice.  It’s a great thing to plan ahead.  Don’t you think?

 

Road Trip Yesterday

Crossing the Red River - Oklahoma and Texas border.

Crossing the Red River – Oklahoma and Texas border.

Hello travel buddies!  How’s your weekend?  Are you getting busy with Thanksgiving preparations?  Or, are you on a travel adventure visiting families for this special occasion?  Whatever you are doing in preparation for Thanksgiving, always remember to thank everyone especially those who helped you along the way.  A little gesture of gratefulness goes a long way.

My family and I are busy as well.  The last two weeks were hectic with outdoor activities for the little one.  Since the tumbling and cheer classes was cancelled for the month of November, I had to find some new activities where she can join and socialize.  I was successful to find one.  It’s a Pre-school / Pre-K music and art class at Gymboree.  It’s a long drive to the location, around 50 minutes through traffic, but it’s only once a week and it’s only for November.  I will look for another one closer to our place next month.

We were on the road trip for family fun yesterday.  Although it was freezing, it’s a sunny day and nice day to go on a road trip.  It was only a day trip to Oklahoma yesterday.  We just went to check the new attraction at Choctaw Hotel and Resort called The District.  I will tell more about it in next post.

Have safe travels.

Dallas Highways And Skyways

Dallas highways and skyways.

Dallas highways and skyways.

 

Image from a friend on Facebook.