The Great American Road Trip is Alive and Well!

Dreaming of the RoadIt’s the subject of movies and TV shows. Songs and books are written about it, and families look forward to it.

“It” is the great American road trip! We’re happy to report that road tripping is alive and well and still making memories to last a lifetime.

During the summer, American Family Insurance began putting together Dreaming of The Road, an e-book planning guide about road tripping. We included games to play, road songs, suggestions for getting your car ready, ideas on keeping young children entertained and tips on safe traveling.

The best part though, came from our customers. We asked people to take their own “road trip” down memory lane and share with us their favorite road trip stories. Our plan was to include as many as we could in the book. Frankly, we were overwhelmed by the responses. It seems everyone, no matter how old they are or where they live, has a great story to tell gleaned from miles of rolling down the highway.

We received tons of entries. There were stories of love lost, re-found and re-kindled; crossing things off of a bucket list; and final memories of a now-departed loved one.

We received stories that restore your faith in people; about building strong family bonds; and how a new sense of inner strength was discovered. Some of the entries we received were touching to the point of tears. Others brought a smile and laughter. A big thank you to everyone who shared their stories!

The e-book is now complete! Download a free copy of Dreaming of The Road hereIt’s designed to be read on desktops, tablets and smartphones. Or, you can print a copy and throw it in your glove compartment to help plan your next road trip. Who knows what new memories you’ll make when the open road calls?

We hope you enjoy reading Dreaming of The Road as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a trip to plan!


by Eric Wolf on Thu, Sep 26 2013 8:35 pm
Posted by Eric Wolf on Thu, Sep 26 2013 8:35 pm

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Paul Bauman said on Oct 01, 2013
Looking forward to hitting the road with these tips!

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