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Get There: December 24, 2006 - December 30, 2006

How Was Your Holiday Travel?

Happy holidays, everyone. When you recover, please share your frontline travel accounts. Did you find interesting new routes to your traditional holiday destinations or leave at hours so ghastly that you were practically alone on the roads? We did both: On the way up to Northern New Jersey on Saturday, we left in late morning, took I-95 to the Baltimore Beltway, then went up I-83 into Pennsylvania, to I-81, to I-80 to I-280. Trip was about six hours, 310 miles. Traffic halted only once, in Harrisburg, and the route was scenic, through farmlands, hill country and the Delaware Water Gap. Excellent weather all the way. Wouldn't do it in less than ideal conditions. Fearing a heavy mix of holiday drivers and commuters, we left Tuesday at 4:20 a.m. and took our traditional route down the New Jersey Turnpike, across the Delaware Memorial Bridge and down I-95. That route was three...

By Robert Thomson  |  December 26, 2006; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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