EMBRACING THE MODERN ROAD TRIP
Lifestyle Expert Shares New Trends In The All-American Summer Road Trip
With summer just around the corner, we are starting to plot how to escape our day-to-day responsibilities and hit the road for a new adventure. Right now, road trips are one of the most popular vacation options for Americans. In fact a new AAA survey found 80 percent of families are planning a road trip this summer, up 10 percent from last year. With the rapid introduction of new in-vehicle technologies along with travelers’ desire to be constantly connected and sharing all their great trip moments on the road, today’s road trip isn’t what it used to be! Instead of packing up the car, grabbing a trusty map, and heading out onto the open road, Americans are utilizing connectivity at every turn to make their road trips more efficient, enjoyable – and more shareable.
And in 2017, drivers can go even further in their travels thanks to better technology and greater fuel efficiency.
Whether you’re a millennial venturing on your first solo road trip, planned at the last minute or a family heading out on an annual adventure, new in-vehicle technologies can transform your road trip.
Did you know?
· 72% of millennials prefer to spend more money on experiences than material and 90% update their social media accounts while traveling.
· 35% of millennials and gen x-ers are planning to take a vacation of 50 miles or more away from home involving two or more immediate family members this year.
· The old-school family road trip and visits to national parks and theme parks remain the most popular types of vacations for families planning to travel.
· Technology has transformed how people engage during a trip through Wi-Fi, wireless charging of devices in the vehicle and more.
Today, we’re joined by lifestyle expert Lilliana Vazquez. Lilliana discusses how to make your trip run as smooth as the open road. She’ll share new trends in road trips as well as what features you should look for in your vehicle before hitting the road.
Related links: Ford SUVs