Road trips are fun, but extremely tiring. Driving, driving, driving and then driving some more is taxing on a guy. I would tend to think it's taxing on anyone. I'm amazed at how truckers can do it. But truly it is not all about the long hours. If you are driving with friends or a buddy, sleep, even when you can and want to is near impossible and hardly ever restful. And, you feel guilty sleeping while your friend is spending hours behind the wheel. Then of course there are precarious portions of the drive where you wonder if your friend is drunk, tired, or just a bad driver.
I like road trips. Again. I like them. They are fun. But, when your friend is driving with one hand on the wheel and another hand and head turned to take pictures at 75 mph you can get a little antsy. That and there's not much you can do when it's not your car. But, the biggest negative to a road trip is a scheduled, go-go-go road trip. That's the one where you don't spend any more than a night in each place and are traveling thousands of miles. Shoot me. It's okay to take a breather. I believe in breathers. It rejuvenates you. On a road trip that's a must. At any rate, it can be cheaper and much more fun than airfare, but just make sure you do it at a leisurely pace. And if you don't, get some good sleep when you get back home. Ah, home sweet home.