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By December 10, 2008 3 Comments

Nice online tool to plan your drive to your next travel nursing assignment


So you’re coming up on the end of your travel nursing assignment in Minneapolis, MN and your starting to plan your route to get to your next assignment in San Diego, CA. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to get directions, calculate the distance of your drive, how long it will take to drive, and how much fuel will cost for your trip?

Here’s a great tool I discovered called Cost2Drive!

Simply enter the starting and ending points of your journey, as well as what type of car you’ll be driving. From that information the website will show you their estimation of the fuel cost of your trip. It also shows you a map with the stops in your trip where you’ll need to re-fuel your vehicle as well as what the price of gas is in that city. They also provide links to Mapquest, Yahoo Maps and Google Maps if you want to print out your driving directions.

The other nice thing it shows you is what your trip would cost if you decided to fly instead. I wish I could have used this tool a few years back when I was planning a family trip to Pennsylvania!

The one thing it doesn’t do is allow you to add extra stops on your journey. Say you planned to see your friend in Dallas, TX on your way to San Diego. With this site you would need to enter a trip from Minneapolis to Dallas and then another trip from Dallas to San Diego.

Give Cost2Drive a try the next time you have a road trip to plan!

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3 Comments on "Nice online tool to plan your drive to your next travel nursing assignment"

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  1. Jim says:

    Jim here, one of the founders of the Website

    Thanks for the nice post about our site, we’re glad you found it useful. We’ve heard from a number of our users that they would like to have the ability to add multiple stops into their route, and so we are actively working on adding that capability.

    Happy Driving!

  2. Bret says:

    Thanks Jim!

    Many travel nurses receive reimbursements for their travel costs to get to their next assignment, so your tool can be a great way to estimate that. Plus, if you add the multiple stops in the route planning, that will make your tool even more valuable.

  3. Cool idea. Have you considered posting this to

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