For whom the doubled taxed are tolls

By The Vermont Eagle

Back in early 2013, when I began planning what I had thought would be a fun, cost-conscious automobile adventure trip from Vermont to Montana, the estimated travel price tag turned out to be a real shocker. The whole effort ended up deflating what I had thought would be a beautiful vacation balloon—that is, the romance of a good old fashioned, all-American roadtrip.

All things considered, and for a few dollars more, I realized I could jet to my destination—throw in an economy car rental, and include more time at my vacation destination. Still, not making the trip with my own station wagon (filled with familiar creature comforts and camping gear) was a let down that I never got over.


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