Someone wrote the difference between Americans and the British is that if you ask how far a certain place is, a Brit will reply in distance while and an American will reply in time. For example;
Asking an American;
Q: How far is it from Virginia Beach to D.C.?
A: About four hours
Asking a Brit;
Q: How far is it from London to Leeds?
A: A little over 300 kilometers.
My question to you is, do you find this to be true for you? When someone asks the distance between two places do you use actual mileage or amounts of time? And, where are you from, by the way?