While some traverse the nation in National Lampoon style and others in #vanlife fashion, there has been an increase in domestic travel in the United States via the road. The primary motivators for choosing road trips over flying or cruising were convenience and flexibility, but lower costs also played a part. Vacationers cited the excitement and surprise of going on a road trip as appealing, compared to the predictable vacations a lot of Americans tend to take. I couldn’t agree more after taking a road trip across the country myself this summer! You are in control of where you go (for the most part) and the detours along the way are part of what make the journey so enjoyable. The article breaks down the types of people traveling the road by age and motivation. Although not all the demographics are hostel guests, it’s encouraging to see people choosing this type of travel. Read the full article here.