10 Horrible States to Drive Through

Road-trip season is around the bend. Unfortunately, to get to some good spots – New York, the Pacific Northwest, back home to Texas – you have to travel through complete crap.

10. ILLINOIS
Other than Chicago and Lakeshore Drive, Illinois is da pits. Joliet, Gurnee, Rockford, Bloomington-Normal, so much ugh.

9. KANSAS
Boring and more boring. Plus, there’s a pricey toll road from Kansas City to Wichita. They should be paying drivers to travel through Kansas, not the other way around.

The NJTPK, a.k.a. the worst place ever.
The NJTPK, a.k.a. the worst place ever.

8. NEW JERSEY
Does this even require an explanation? The dreadful, traffic-y New Jersey Turnpike. Traveling alongside New Jersey people. The absolute worst. At least they pump your gas for you (which is actually highly irritating).

The Delaware Memorial Bridge is not a pretty bridge.
The Delaware Memorial Bridge is not a pretty bridge.

7. DELAWARE
Finally out of Jersey! Yippee! Wait, now we’re in Delaware, which also slaps motorists with a toll to drive the five minutes it takes to get through this industrial wastepile.

The Baltimore Harbor Tunnel = more money out of your pocket.
The Baltimore Harbor Tunnel = more money out of your pocket.

6. MARYLAND
Yup. You guessed it. More tolls. And fat chance finding a gas station bathroom that’s open after midnight in freaking Maryland.



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