Farthest Distance You've Travelled Alone?

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  1. kimrandy1

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    I've been to Europe and back alone. Obviously, I didn't drive! I think the longest I've driven alone would be 5 hours to visit a boyfriend in college....
     
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    I've driven about 4 hours alone, but I don't trust my car to go much further so I haven't gone to visit a friend that's about 6 hours away.

    However, I flew from Minn/st. paul to Valencia, Spain alone. I transfered planes in Chicago and London. London was scary because I had to change terminals and take a tram between then. I hate flying so that was quite the adventure!
     
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    Driving-IL to FL (I stopped overnight in TN)
    Flying-West Palm Beach to O'Hare or Midway(I often fly this route alone)
     
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    I drove 800 miles alone a few years ago...
     
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    Driving alone, about 1 hour and a half.
    Travelling alone - never

    I wish I would have though, because now at 40 and never having done much of any travelling alone or with company, I find even the thought very scary. It's stupid, but now I feel sort of superstitious as though if I travel, something horrible will happen and it scares me. We are about to go visit some family in a couple of weeks about 6 hours away and we are driving. Truthfully, I'm terrified even though I'll be with my family. Looking back, I would have done more when I was young.
     
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    Driving alone - 9.5 hrs (544 miles)
    Flying alone- Lexington, KY to San Diego, Ca
     
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    I've flown from NYC to Melbourne Australia by myself, and then again with my then 6 month old daughter 3 years later. The longest drive was from NYC to Langhorne PA. Technically, my 2 kids were in the backseat, but fast asleep both ways!
     
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    longest drive alone- san francisco to Utah about 11 hours
     
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    Driving and the train alone: Probably 1.5 hours each way from college to home.

    Plane: Does sitting apart from your family count? =) My brother and I sometimes had to sit in separate seats several rows away just to get on a flight since we often flew stand-by!
     
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    Driving alone: 3.5 hours, I don't get out much
     
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    I have driven 5 hours by my self. from SLC to Vegas

    I flew by my self from SLC to Orlando.

    When i was in fourth grade I flew with my brother (5th grade) from SLC to Colorado Springs. By our selfs, this was pre-9/11 it was super cool to fly as an unaccompanied minor. We got extra stuff from flight attendants and got to meet the pilots.
     
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    I drive about 500 miles home to my parents' a few times a year.

    This summer, I flew from Indianapolis to Thunder Bay, Ontario (with a layover in Toronto) by myself...
     
  13. Ms. I

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    For all of you who have driven about 2+ hrs, do you rent cars?

    I remember, when I was younger, my parents & I had to go to a city an hr away to do things maybe once or twice a month & my parents rented a car every time because they didn't want to put that wear & tear on their own cars. My dad thought it was so worth doing.

    These days, if I have a need to drive 2+ hrs, I'll rent a car.
     
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    We only rent cars if we're on vacation or the car is getting work done, otherwise we always drive our own cars even if it's a few hours away because then you're just spending gas money.
     
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    I flew from Syracuse NY to Seoul... quite the trip and one I will never forget.. you learn alot when you travel alone!


    I traveled alone often when I was in my 20's, but now I am terrified to travel alone with my kids!:unsure:
     

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