I will be traveling from St. Pauls, NC to the Biloxi area in a week or two. I planned to go straight down I-95 to I-10, keeping it simple, staying on big interstate highways ... but it looks like I can save a couple of hours by cutting inland through the Atlanta area. Is it worth it?
Factors: I am completely unfamiliar with the area. I'm in a hurry but more concerned about having an easy drive than setting speed records. Whaddaya say?
One time in Atlanta
I'm not afraid to drive in any city (Bob's Motto: "WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' MAP!") -- but Atlanta is the ONE city that left me with a negative impression, driving-wise. The streets seemed to change names and direction frequently, sometimes several times within a few short blocks. I spent a week there a few years back and was forever lost! The traffic always seemed heavy as well. It was very frustrating.
Perhaps you should consider that a challenge... go check it out and see if you do better than I did! :) Bob