Expect more staycations this summer

Jul 3, 2020
AAA predicts trips on planes, cruises, buses and trains will be down 75% to 85%.
Beachgoers take in the views while wearing masks in Ventura, California. Planning a summer vacation this year poses extra logistical challenges.
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Gas prices are low ahead of Memorial Day. But will people travel?

May 22, 2020
Travel could fall to record lows this holiday weekend, despite some of the cheapest gas in nearly two decades.
Gas prices heading into the Memorial Day weekend are at their lowest levels in nearly two decades.
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How road trips changed America

Jul 3, 2018
... and how America changed road trips
Author Richard Ratay gets first chance behind the wheel during a family road trip to Santa’s Village in East Dundee Illinois in 1972. He is joined by his sister, Leslie, and two brothers, Mark (rear seat) and Bruce.
Courtesy of Richard Ratay

Robots across America

Mar 30, 2012
Marketplace's David Brancaccio and his robot dog Wilson drive coast to coast without as much as a "hello" to fellow humans.

Robots ate my road trip, day two

Mar 26, 2012
An ear of corn almost derails David Brancaccio's misanthropic cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco.

Robots ate my road trip, day 1

Mar 25, 2012
From man's best friend to the hotel reception desk; check-in on the successful first leg of David Brancaccio's cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco, which he's attempting to complete without any human interaction.

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