Anthony Michael Hall, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Dana Barron waving from car in a scene from the film ‘Vacation’, 1983.
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It is looking like the summer of the road trip in 2019.
Nearly half of adult Americans (45%) plan to pack up the car for vacation travel, according to the Invest in You Spending Survey conducted by CNBC and Acorns in partnership with SurveyMonkey. Only 21% say their summer travel plans include domestic air travel, while only about 1 in 10 Americans (9%) expressed plans to fly internationally during their summer vacation.
Ironically, while bar soap, napkins and diamonds each have fallen victim to millennials’ shifting preferences, this demographic — widely rumored to be less car oriented than their elders — is killing for a summer road trip, too. While the greatest percentage of road trippers by age are in the 45- to 54-year-old category (49%), younger Americans are not far behind, with 47% of 35- to 44-year-olds, 46% of 25-…