“Your friends think you need a vacation,” the email from TripAdvisor read. At first, I was irked that my friends were talking to TripAdvisor behind my back. But, having just returned from a road trip through California, I was dumbfounded, but hard-pressed to disagree that I still needed a vacation. Isn’t that what a road trip is?
Hardly. The road trip is not what it used to be. It’s no longer the frolicking jaunt you may have read about in Tom Wolfe’s ” The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” …