USA Today, when Americans go on road trips, we like familiar road-side pit stops.
By Jayne Clark, USA TODAY
When it comes to making road-trip pit stops, Americans are creatures of habit. At least if an analysis by skobbler is any indication.
The mobile map-based app provider examined the most common search queries for lodgings, restaurants and gas stations during road-trip high season, May through July.
The conclusion: Most travelers stick to what they know when in unfamiliar territory.
The top food-related search: McDonalds, followed by IHOP.
In the lodging arena: Holiday Inn with Hilton Hotels in second place.
For coffee breaks: Starbucks led with Dunkin Donuts following.
For gassing up: Exxon Mobil beat out Shell.
And in the supplies department, Wal-Mart and Target led the pack.
The results are in line with a broader analysis of skobbler queries, which found that 70% of the top 500 searches involved major brands.
What's your road-trip style? Do you seek the familiar or do you look for local, one-of-a-kind establishments?
Original article can be found at USA Today.