Question by sailorchick8786: Where is a good place between MA and MS to stop for the night? I”m driving there and this is my 1st road trip?
I’m not sure how to go about planning this. I know that its going to take about 23 hours not giving traffic a thought. Should I book a hotel ahead and make little stops goal destinations for the trip??
Answer by NOLA guy
The map programs simply divide the miles by 70mph and don’t even take stopping for fuel into account.
Boston to Jackson is over 1400 miles, and Boston to Gulfport is almost 1500 miles (which is closer to 30 hours of driving).
Boston to Washington, DC is about 450 miles. You almost certainly will encounter heavy traffic in the “Boston-Washington corridor” so try to get through it on the first day. Stop for the night somewhere in VA past Washington, such as Winchester, VA.
Knoxville, TN is about halfway between Winchester, VA and Jackson, MS..
Have your car serviced & inspected by a real mechanic before leaving home. Make sure you know how to change the tire, and that the spare is good. Also make sure your registration, inspection sticker, & proof of insurance are up-to-date.
Yes, make hotel reservations. Note that “government/military rate” is NOT always the best rate at a hotel but do ask.
Hope you have a great trip!
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