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Road Trips Are Making a Major Comeback This Summer

Until just recently, #VanLife was not an appealing concept for anyone younger than 55, just like the idea of spending hours on the road, to get to a vacation spot, was instantly brushed off and replaced with the more convenient alternative of flying. All that is about to change this summer.
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As the entire world is slowly easing out of lockdown and summer is nearly here, people are making holiday plans. Not surprisingly, given the need to maintain measures of social distancing, road trips are about to make a major comeback. Put it differently, expect more cars and RVs on the road.

A new survey commissioned by Pilot Flying J and conducted on 2,000 Americans by OnePoll, reveals that more than half of the Americans planning a summer holiday will be driving to their vacation destination. Road trips are preferred because driving offers more flexibility, is more affordable and offers additional opportunities for sightseeing, as opposed to flying. More importantly, though, driving with close friends or family also helps to social distance.

Again not surprisingly, Americans did not stop making summer travel plans while in lockdown, the same survey shows (the gallery attached includes exact numbers). If anything, about 65 percent of those queried increased the number of trips planned, which means they used the extra time around the house to search for cheaper deals and travel opportunities.

Of those Americans who are planning to hit the road by car this summer, 62 percent will be doing so without their respective quarantine partners, which, again, makes sense. They need a break, and driving or riding in a car for hours with the same person is the last thing they’d want.

Come this summer, Americans will be hitting the road: 88 percent of those queried have at least one trip planned, and half of them are getting ready for a road trip. A whopping 65 percent of all the Americans surveyed are planning on taking the whole summer off to travel, either by personal car or RV.

RV rental companies have experienced an increase in demand by as much as 650 percent since April, Car And Driver reports. In a nutshell, traffic is about to get really bad again.

 
 
 
 
 

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