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4 Tips for a Happy Road Trip

Road trip through desertWith AAA forecasting that 41.9 million of us will hit the highways over the July 4th weekend, findings from a new AARP Travel survey prove that the old-fashioned road trip remains prized by travelers 45 and older.

More than 70 percent of those surveyed said driving is still their preferred way to go, according to AARP’s research. A majority reported that they plan to take three such trips a year.

Why are roads all the rage? Respondents said they take to the highway when they want a more flexible journey; it means they will have a car at their final destination, for example. Driving also costs less than other forms of travel.

The May survey of men and women 45 and older who had taken at least one road trip in the last year also revealed details of:

 

 

 

 

 

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