I saw a couple years back you gave some advice on an alternate route from Florida to New York. In it you said taking 75 as far as Atlanta makes no sense as you would have to cut back across to Orlando.
I am traveling back to NY from Florida, but I don't have the issue you suggest, as I am in Tampa, right off 75. My plan is to take 75 to Tennessee where I will get 40/81. It is after this that I have the problem.
Looking at the map, I would think taking 81 all the way up to 78 would be the way to go. I would take 78 to 287 which turns in 440 and takes me right into Staten Island. My mom says no, she did this once and took 70 accross to 95 in Maryland. She said taking to 78 is too far, but when I look at what she did, she backtracked south all the way to Baltimore when she took 70 to 95, so I think my way is better.
95 is getting to be an absolute disaster. Coming down, I lost 6 hours at LEAST to traffic (this doesn't include time for stops), and when I tried to stop for the night every hotel I called (I gave up after about 15 stops and phone calls) was booked solid. It's to the point of ridiculous.
Looking to leave tomorrow so hopefully I get some advice!
Happy Easter all,