Millions of people will be hitting the road for a vacation this summer and new research reveals the essentials they like to bring to ensure a good time. According to a new poll, more than two-thirds of Americans think snacks can make or break a road trip. Along with snacks, they say the company (34%) and the stops along the way (30%) are the most important parts of a road trip.
- The poll finds that if given the choice, people’s preferred mode of transportation is the car (38%), rather than a plane (35%) or a train (18%).
- Nearly two-thirds (71%) of respondents agree that road trips give them a free pass to snack as much as they want.
- Eating on the road is so important, 61% admit they wouldn’t even go on a road trip with someone who doesn’t allow eating in the car.
- Favorite road trip snacks include chips (47%), chocolate (47%), cookies (44%), candy (40%), fruit (40%) and granola bars (38%).
- People’s golden rules for road-tripping include that everyone uses the bathroom before leaving (43%), people should wear deodorant, but not strong perfume or cologne (39%), the front seat passenger has to help with directions (38%) and that the driver always gets to choose the music (31%).
- The road trips Americans want to take most are heading across the country (40%), up and down the East Coast (38%), and the West Coast (37%), as well as traveling historic Route 66 (33%).