Driving is an often made up of compromise. We may want to travel to a certain location, but know it will take too long because it is too far away, or because traffic is too congested. When it is for something extraordinary, we may make exceptions. While we would normally never consider driving long distances at night for something mundane, for a vacation, we may decide it is worth the risk and hassle.
Some in the Baltimore area, for instance, may consider driving to a place like Disney World, nonstop. Google maps tells us it is only little more 13 hours, and it save the overnight cost of a hotel and it gives you an additional day to enjoy the park.