Are real road trips dieing? People will work hard to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible, and miss so much great stuff along the way.
In the recent movie Elizabethtown, the main character goes on a road trip with the ashes of his recently deceased father. The trip was coordinated and guided by CD, by the main characters love interest.
Along the trip he stops at the place that Martin Luther King Jr. was shot, the survivor tree in Oklahoma City, has a bowl of chili, has a beer at an old blues bar while hearing stories from the owner, and finishes his trip at the second largest farmers market in the world. So much history has been created in the small towns of America, and the world for that matter. But we often limit our selves to the big cities that is passed up by people on the interstate or in the plane.
When was the last time that you went on a real old school road trip? What did you stop and see?
Additionally, I would like to propose the Cyburbia road trip guide. What is there in your community, or surrounding community, that people should stop and see on their way to the next destination?
We can then use Google Earth to map these out, connect the dots, and we have a road trip planner!