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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 hours and 40 minutes and 220 miles. No problems anywhere, despite the light rain and fog.

How about you? Just as at Thanksgiving, I plan to store up your good advice and share it with readers next November, in time to help them plan for the holiday season of 2007.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 26, 2006; 3:15 PM ET
Categories:  holiday travel  
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