When someone from out of town asks how far something is from my home; I don’t know how to answer them. At first, I want to tell them in miles. In the Los Angeles area this is a meaningless number as it depends which direction you are going and whether you average 60 mph, 30 mph, or 10 mph. I don’t want to mislead them, so I sometimes answer in minutes (or hours) to travel to a destination.
To complicate this even further, I often converse with people from around the world. This presents a third choice. The decision becomes whether to explain to them the distance in minutes, miles, or kilometers.
Either way it is not really that important which measurement (time or distance) I choose to provide. It is just something that I always process before answering.
How do you describe distance when people ask how far something is from your home or office?