How to get from the midwest to NYC with Stuff?
June 20, 2010 7:00 PM Subscribe
Transportation options: one-way travel from Detroit to New York. Complication: wedding gifts.
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (8 answers total)
We're getting married in the midwest later this summer and will need to travel back home to NYC (about a 13-hour drive). I expect we'll get a lot of physical gifts, despite having the wedding far away from where we live, and I'm concerned about how to get everything back home. We do not have a car.
I don't want to fly home and pay exorbitant fees for checked baggage.
I would prefer not to ship items because our post office has an excellent history of losing all packages (plus it seems like it would be expensive).
I was thinking about renting a car and driving back leisurely (in mini-moon fashion), but just found out renting a car for four days is nearly $700!
I've heard about situations where you can get hired to drive a vehicle one way or something -- how do we find those opportunities? What options am I not looking at? Are any of my assumptions about shipping/flying unfounded? If you were in a similar situation, how did you handle it?