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Are old-fashioned road trips trendy again?

FILE - In this March 27, 2013, file photo, a car is silhouetted against the setting sun as it travels along Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan. Suddenl...
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, a motorist stops to take photos of a herd of big horn sheep grazing along ...
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, vehicles travel along Interstate 70 near Odessa, Mo. Suddenly road trips are trendy again. Surveys from MMGY...
FILE - In this July 1971, file photo, a car travels on one of the major roads leading from Tehran across the Elburz Mountains to the Caspian Sea for a...
FILE - In this May 27, 2016, file photo, motorists guide their vehicles northbound on Interstate 25 to mark the start of the Memorial Day weekend near...

FILE - In this March 27, 2013, file photo, a car is silhouetted against the setting sun as it travels along Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Kan. Suddenl...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo, 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, a motorist stops to take photos of a herd of big horn sheep grazing along ...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, vehicles travel along Interstate 70 near Odessa, Mo. Suddenly road trips are trendy again. Surveys from MMGY...

FILE - In this July 1971, file photo, a car travels on one of the major roads leading from Tehran across the Elburz Mountains to the Caspian Sea for a...

FILE - In this May 27, 2016, file photo, motorists guide their vehicles northbound on Interstate 25 to mark the start of the Memorial Day weekend near...

Suddenly old-fashioned road trips are trendy again.

Surveys from AAA, Ford and MMGY show they're as popular as ever. Websites, newspapers, magazines and even books are featuring road trips like they're the next big thing — even though they're actually a longstanding American tradition. On Instagram, the hashtag #roadtrip shows up 37 million times.

In some ways, the comeback of this 20th century-style vacation is surprising. Why spend 18 hours driving 1,200 miles when you could fly there in two hours?

Well, here's why: flying can be unpleasant and expensive — and the more people taking the trip, the cheaper it is to pile everyone in a car.

And in a car, you can bring all the baggage you want and stop whenever you want.


Updated : 2021-06-16 07:08 GMT+08:00