Articles tagged “road trips”

5 Great Summer Reads From Skift

5 Great Summer Reads From Skift

Tom Lowry, Skift

It's summer. Slow down. Take a breath. And catch up with some of Skift's best deep dives and enterprise stories so far in 2018.

7 months ago

Old-Fashioned Road Trips Are Back in Style in the U.S.

Old-Fashioned Road Trips Are Back in Style in the U.S.

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

If you own a car in the U.S. and your vacation time has even slightly recovered since the recession, it would be an utter mystery if you don't road trip regularly for leisure. 1950s nostalgia aside, road trips are practical and accessible.

9 months ago

The Lure of the Luxury Road Trip

The Lure of the Luxury Road Trip

Patrick Whyte, Skift

From Thelma and Louise to the music of Bruce Springsteen, traveling by road across the United States is ingrained in popular culture. And now there are plenty of travel companies out there catering to luxury tourists who want to enjoy this experience.

9 months ago

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

How Driving Defines Us: The Future of American Road Trips

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Road trips in the United States are statistically on the rise due to both economic and cultural factors. These vacations have incredible potential to reflect what's simmering beneath the surface of contemporary America.

9 months ago

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

Barbara Powell, Bloomberg

The price of gas for U.S. drivers is heading back to 2014 levels. Experts think road trippers will cut back on their dining spend, even if the wider U.S. economy won't feel a huge impact.

9 months ago

Iranians’ Vacations Are Surging During Holiday Break

Iranians’ Vacations Are Surging During Holiday Break

Arsalan Shahla, Ladane Nasseri, and Anthony DiPaola, Bloomberg

Like the Lunar New Year in China, Iran's holiday could increasingly strain its infrastructure. Anyone who can offer a smoother, quicker travel experience for these families could make some money.

11 months ago

U.S. is Poised For Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2005

U.S. is Poised For Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2005

Barbara Powell, Bloomberg

Many U.S. travelers' stomachs will be full next week, but their wallets not so much as they'll need to cough up more cash for gas for Thanksgiving road trips. But unlike vacation road trips that are more discretionary, many travelers wouldn't cancel their Thanksgiving plans because of gas, and will bite the bullet.

1 year ago

Connected Car Bells and Whistles Make for a Distracting Trip

Connected Car Bells and Whistles Make for a Distracting Trip

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Voice technology could limit the distractions in the connected car. But as with smartphones, social media and the world, Permanxiety will now penetrate the sanctum of the automobile.

1 year ago

Solar Eclipse Means Americans Will Take Road Trips to Get a Better View

Solar Eclipse Means Americans Will Take Road Trips to Get a Better View

Marion Renault, Associated Press

Some of the best travel experiences aren't built around holiday weekends or crowded theme parks. The upcoming solar eclipse, a few billion years in the making, will see millions of people around the world hitting the road to get in better position to take in the show, whether it be the partial or total eclipse.

2 years ago

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Between this, Brand USA's possible demise, and national monuments possibly losing their status, U.S. tourism may be in trouble with little chance of help from the Trump administration.

2 years ago

Route 66 is Counting on More Eco-Friendly Tourists With its Push to Go Green

Route 66 is Counting on More Eco-Friendly Tourists With its Push to Go Green

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Many iconic destinations are reconsidering what kind of environmental footprint they want visitors to leave behind, though it will probably be several years before most travelers make the switch from gas to electric cars.

3 years ago

How U.S. Route 66 Was Different for Black Travelers

How U.S. Route 66 Was Different for Black Travelers

Russell Contreras , Associated Press

Those who fail to learn from the history of Jim Crow are destined to drive down that road, whether it is for a Route 66 vacation or on Main Street, yet again.

3 years ago