Summer Road Trips: What People Do, Eat


ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“Are we there yet?” is a phrase associated with boring summer road trips; however, a new study shatters that myth, as it shows that 69% of people say traveling to their destination is often as fun as the actual vacation destination. The Summer Drive Study by NACS (a trade association that represents the convenience store industry) provides a glimpse into the typical American’s car during a summer road trip – including what they eat, why they argue and how they spend time.

Convenience stores sell 80% of the gas purchased in the country and serve 165 million customers every day for drinks, snacks, meals and other convenience items.

The survey reveals that most vacationers will travel by cars (85%), followed by airplanes (36%) and trains (8%). Long hours don’t deter road trippers; of those traveling by car, the highest percentage of Americans plan to travel 12 or more hours round trip (32%), followed by 4-6 hours (24%), 7-11 hours (23%) and 0-3 hours (21%).   MORE

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