There are times, when it comes to travel, where it truly makes more sense to drive somewhere than to fly - such as when you are traveling between two cities that are only 5 or 6 hours away, or when the trip is a bit longer, but you are traveling with so many people that it is a lot cheaper to drive than to fly - but then, there are also those times when it makes no real sense to drive, but when you nevertheless find yourself driving anyway! One instance of such trips is those road trips that last anywhere from 20 to 30 hours - and even though you might save a bit of money on such a trip if you are splitting the gas several ways, these trips can be tough to endure if you do not take the right approach.
One thing that can particularly make a long road trip tough to endure is the strain it puts on your back; most people fail to think about this until it is too late, but you can safe yourself a lot of trouble (and a lot of discomfort!) on a long road trip if you simply bring something - such as a small pillow, or even such as a true back support - that you can put behind your back when you drive. Another thing that will help a drive pass more quickly is if you have things to do; if you are in the passenger seat at any time, this can mean bringing a book to read or a crossword puzzle to work on, or even a movie to watch on your computer - while if you are driving, this can mean bringing having a project you are trying to think through in your head, or bringing audio books that can keep you occupied as you drive. And the most important thing of all in trying to endure a long road trip is that you stop frequently; the more frequently you stop, the better you will feel each time you get back on the road, so even though you will not want to lose the time you will lose from stopping, it will be well worth it for the new energy you will have!