The American road trip’s modern appeal
A new study by Expedia.com and Harris Interactive looked how Americans view travel in light of the current economic situation.
The study shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Social media is changing the travel game. For one thing, 12 percent of those surveyed say they are less likely to visit their family in person because they are able to connect with them via these networks.
And yet, people still long for the thrill of the open road. 25 percent of men and 33 percent of women want to drive across the country at least once in their lifetime.
In today’s Mid-day Extra, we look at the appeal of the road trip, even amid rising fuel costs.
Here to talk with us is Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA, a travel guide for some of the famous routes America has to offer.
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