[motion picture] Describes through the experiences of children on two separate trips the meaning of distance, maps, and speed. Opens with the preparations for a family automobile trip. The mother draws a simple map for the children to illustrate the destination and distance for their drive, and including the route their cousins will follow by plane. Both groups of children are shown learning the relationship between distance and speed. Animation is used to compare the speed and distance traveled by the plane and car. Concludes as the children meet at the airport and travel on to their grandmother's home.