From the bloggers at Country Living.
I’ve never been someone who dreams of taking fancy, glamorous European vacations (though, of course, I probably wouldn’t turn one down if you offered it to me). Instead, after watching National Lampoon’s Vacation too many times to count while growing up (it was a favorite of my dad’s), I’ve always been more captivated by the down-to-earth, old-school fun of a family road trip. (In fact, after many years as “just friends,” it was during a road trip from Savannah, Georgia to Austin, Texas that my now-husband and I fell in love).
It seems I’m not alone in my love of road trips: In June, the New York Times declared that the great American road trip is back, reporting that America is once again “getting behind the wheel and spending to make road trip memories,” in part thanks to cheaper gas prices and a desire to make good old-fashioned family memories. In fact, according to the Times, AAA estimated that 34 million Americans took road trips of 50 miles or more this past Memorial Day weekend—and that statistic includes me and my family.
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