The Return of an American Pastime: The Roadtrip
Beth J. Harpaz reports on the return to prominence of the American concept of the road trip. Surveys and media coverage are cited as evidence that road trips are on the rise. On Instagram, the hashtag #roadtrip shows 37 million images.
The article discusses the causes of the growing popularity of road trips, focusing on two primary drivers: the price of flying as well as the less-than-stellar experience of flying in an era of budget airlines and baggage fees.