The 'Your Vehicular Evolution' got me thinking about some of the trips done in the old motors, armed with a bag of spanners a mole wrench and a screw driver we would happily go anywhere. South to the Mediterranean North to Scandinavia confident in the knowledge of a good time and the ability to keep the motor running. These 2 or 3 week long trips we used to describe as a road trip, if we went from home to the lake district (2 hour drive ) that was a day out. I noticed several people now describing going to the beach as a road trip. Its 2 hours away FFS, have times changed so much that no one really travels long distance by road and that a 70 mile drive is a adventure? For me then and now the journey was always more important than the destination and that ability to change a plan because you looked at a map and that hill/town/river looked interesting a few miles away. Cant do that with GPS. Do you still go on road trips with the only destination being to arrive back at your house in a week or 2?