Given the choice, I always opt to be a passenger rather than a driver. I enjoy letting someone else take control as I sit back, feel the lull of movement and allow my thoughts drift with the passing scenery.
I'm lucky, in my job I get to make a plenty of train journeys that are long enough to count as an event. Something magic happens to me on trains - I can solve problems that had previously been impossible, I have ideas that are almost as good as the ones I have just before I fall asleep, I can get a phenomenal amount of work done.
On a car journey there's usually a sense of camaraderie with the occupants. You can't help but feel a joint sense of purpose and an awareness of your role in the car's micro culture. In the passenger seat I feel a perfectly pleasant duty to engage the driver from time to time. I'm not bad at navigating as long as I stay focussed. Though as my husband knows, it's a good idea to nudge my awareness well before any critical decisions need to be made.
We have a journey to make tomorrow. I'm hoping he's happy to drive.