Here’s confirmation that we roadtrippers have a lot of company: A survey for Expedia.com reveals that 41 percent of Americans have driven across the United States at some point. That’s 49 percent of men, 34 percent of women.
Another 25 percent of men and 33 percent of women “have not done so but have always wanted to” drive across the country.
Geographically, Expedia says, Westerners are more adventurous: 57 percent of them have driven across the country, compared to just 31 percent of people from the Northeast.
“This study, combined with our own data, tells us a lot about how Americans are traveling in today’s economy,” Joe Megibow, vice president and general manager of Expedia.com said in a press release. “Our data shows that even though Americans are taking fewer flights, they are booking more hotel nights.”
While gas prices are up, so are jet fuel prices, driving up the cost of an airline ticket.
Earlier, Expedia predicted that the five top destinations for U.S. travelers this year will be the usual suspects: Las Vegas, Orlando, New York City, Los Angeles and Miami