The U.S. Issue: Road Trips spoke to in several ways.

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Foursquare check-ins reveal holiday travel of nerdy Americans
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Did you check-in to Foursquare on both ends of a trip over Thanksgiving or Christmas last year? If so, you’re probably somewhere on this infographic.
Foursquare (it’s a website and mobile app that keeps track of places you visit) collects a lot of data on a lot of different people. It’s all anonymized, of course, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t pull a lot of interesting stuff out of it, and a Foursquare designer put together this graph of 2010 holiday travel patterns. Click to belargeify.
Each one of those colored lines represents a trip by either plane or train, while the white dots show travel by car. The graph along the bottom shows how travel volume changes during November and December. If you take one thing away from this picture, let it be this: as far as Foursquare nerds are concerned, the entire state of Montana might as well not even exist. 
(via DVICE)


I was one of ‘em. JFK to SFO and back to JFK.

moderation:

Foursquare check-ins reveal holiday travel of nerdy Americans

Did you check-in to Foursquare on both ends of a trip over Thanksgiving or Christmas last year? If so, you’re probably somewhere on this infographic.

Foursquare (it’s a website and mobile app that keeps track of places you visit) collects a lot of data on a lot of different people. It’s all anonymized, of course, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t pull a lot of interesting stuff out of it, and a Foursquare designer put together this graph of 2010 holiday travel patterns. Click to belargeify.

Each one of those colored lines represents a trip by either plane or train, while the white dots show travel by car. The graph along the bottom shows how travel volume changes during November and December. If you take one thing away from this picture, let it be this: as far as Foursquare nerds are concerned, the entire state of Montana might as well not even exist.

(via DVICE)

I was one of ‘em. JFK to SFO and back to JFK.

Guests have their own tales to tell. A recent Airbnb client who rented a room in Manhattan described a host who wanted to watch television late into the night — on a set in the same room as the bed he was supposed to use.

Hilarious. But I can imagine it can be worst. Our experiences with renting flats on Airbnb have been overwhelmingly positive.

I know a little late to the game… but still some excellent Words To Travel By:

To travel well, you need to pack an open mind, a lot of energy, infinite patience and a willingness to embrace the awkward and unfamiliar. No amount of money in the world can buy those things — because they come free.

and

Finally, don’t try to do too much. Enjoy the moment, wander aimlessly and save that third, expensive museum visit for the next day — or the next trip. Let yourself breathe. After all, you’re on vacation.