5 Ways to Make Your Long Commute More Enjoyable

In a recent post, we used an interactive map to illustrate average commute times for Minnesota counties. What we discovered, perhaps unsurprisingly, is that citizens in counties comprising the Twin Cities metro have significantly longer commute times than Minnesota’s rural residents. Here, we know how frustrating it is to be late to a meeting because of an accident, or to spend an hour trying to get home because rush hour all but stopped traffic.

For those of you who struggle through long, exhausting drives to and from work each day, we thought we’d share some of our favorite ways to make commuting more enjoyable.

Whose Commute is Longer Than Yours? [Interactive Map]

How long does it take you to get to work? 5 minutes? 20? 60? More? According to this fascinating interactive map from flowingdata.com, the average commute time in Hennepin County is 22.7 minutes, slightly more than Ramsey County’s 22.6 minutes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority of surrounding metro county commute times are longer with suburban drivers making their way into the Twin Cities:

6 Things to Teach Your Teen Before Sending Them Out onto the Road

Your teen is learning the ins and outs of driving at driver’s ed, but you might be surprised how little most driving instructors teach about car maintenance. Since car maintenance is an important part of safe driving, we thought we’d put together a list of the top car repair and maintenance “how-to’s” your teen needs to know before heading out on the road.

Top 10 Essentials Teens Should Keep in Their Car [Checklist]

Most parents are a little nervous about sending their teens out on the road. The only thing that helps is knowing your teen is as prepared as possible for any situation that may come their way. That means great driver’s education, basic knowledge of car repair/maintenance/safety, and a car full of essential safety items.

For your convenience, we put together a checklist of the top must-haves for every safe vehicle – use it to make sure your teen is fully prepared.