I was going to, but decided when I woke up to take the coach instead.
Coach travel just ain't what it used to be. It's so much BETTER. Fast, efficient, air-conditioned, safe, ecological (eight times more than a train, and heavens knows how much more than a domestic car), no parking woes; eat, sleep, stretch your legs, read, chat, enjoy the countryside, arrive refreshed ... The list just goes on. Oh, and it's sometimes peanuts in cost.
Take birmingham to London, for example. Perfect day out. Cycle to town (Birmingham has good dedicated cycle provision through green spaces, and it's often flat because of the canal network). Take your seat. Kindle away the hours (or work / Facebook, as I've been doing on this ipad). Then look up and, as if by the magic of teleportation, you're in the heart of the capital. But without the bumper scuffs, the. Nary taxi drivers, the keys down the side of the car, the congestion charge, ... Just walk from Victoria, past Buckingham Palace, up The Mall to Traf(fic) Square, turn left up Haymarket, and we're by Piccadilly. Circus and the temporarily-pedestrianised Regent St
Who'd want to drive!? But then, I DO do that for a living. (So that would be a ("busman's holiday" ?)
Seriously, though; it is often cheaper and more convenient to make your journey by other means. Consider a bike (fitness), taxi (speed and convenience, though with t price of being chauffeur-driven), train (refreshments, high-speed excitement?) or even hiring a car (variety being the spice of life, and relatively cheap these days). And none of these suffer the hidden costs of maintenance hassles and depreciating assets, which go with ownership (typically £1000-1500 per year). That's a lot of taxi-rides ...