Gas prices have recently gone through the roof. This expense factors into any summer vacation planning, as well as everyday trips around town with your kids. One way to combat the increasing gas prices, not to mention reduce greenhouse emissions, is to carpool. Here are two websites to check out:
- eRideShare.com is a free service for connecting commuters, or cross-country travelers, who are going the same way. You register for free, place your listing, search to find potential matches, and then click on contact names to connect. Criagslist shares their cross-country rideshare listings with eRideShare.com, so you have access to that great resource as well.
- iCarpool - leave it to Google to come up with another super idea. iCarpool is also a free online service that helps you find carpool parters. It claims to use a "high precision trip matching to find the best carpool match" (and if Google claims it, I believe it), and it is also available on Facebook.
While I can't imagine subjecting some poor sole to TJ's taste in CD's during a cross-country trip (Elmo's Symphony, Johnny Cash, and Elvis), on the upside, maybe we could find someone to sit in the backseat with him, feed him pretzels, read him books, and generally keep him entertained and happy (yeah, right).