Recent Article Detailing America’s Fascination with Road-Trips is a Reminder that Summer is the Perfect Time to Hit the Road, says Van Rental Center

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles based van rental agency explains how many of the same factors that led to the rise of the American road trip still relevant while the obstacles are long gone to this day.

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Van Rental Center notes that, while car ownership is much more common nowadays, many families still do not have a vehicle large enough to hold the entire family and all of their possessions that they need for a trip.

In a Time magazine article published on August 15th, historian and author Peter J. Blodgett detailed the genesis of the American road trip that began more than a century ago. The article explains how, despite poor infrastructure and fueling stations that were few and far between, adventurous Americans nevertheless left the congested cities behind to explore all that the country had to offer. According to Los Angeles rental agency Van Rental Center, the modern era truly is the greatest time to take a family road trip. They explain that while the same advantages that drove thousands to hit the open road back then still exist, many of the barriers that prevented or discouraged road trips back then no longer exist. According to Van Rental Center, some of these remedied problems of the past include:

  • Infrastructure and Mapping – According to the article, the biggest obstacle faced by travelers a century ago was the fact that there were “10,000 miles of battered gravel trails littered with potholes for every 10 miles of carefully surfaced and maintained roads.” Van Rental Center notes that over 100 years of infrastructural improvements has fixed that problem to the point where travelers no longer have to consider if the roads will be good enough to allow them to reach their destination. Even more, notes Van Rental Center, is the modern wireless mapping technology that travelers can utilize to get real time updates on road closures or traffic.
  • Access to Vehicles – Another obstacle that got in the way of prospective travelers was the fact that the average worker back then simply couldn’t afford a vehicle. In the early days of automotive travel, only the wealthy could afford their own car that they could take on road trips. Van Rental Center notes that, while car ownership is much more common nowadays, many families still do not have a vehicle large enough to hold the entire family and all of their possessions that they need for a trip, so they choose to rent a van in Los Angeles. Van Rental Center that many of their most satisfied customers are those who would not otherwise been able to make a family trip if it were not for an affordable van rental.

Anyone who has spent time in a busy and congested metropolis like Los Angeles knows all too well that the urge to experience freedom and space on the open road is still very much alive in 2015. Those interested in seeing the rates and options available to them at Van Rental Center can call them today at 1-855-267-VANS, or visit them online at http://www.VanRentalCenter.com.

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