The freedom we enjoyed before a certain virus ravaged the globe feels so long ago now that we can view it with rose-tinted nostalgia. Two years ago, the world felt like a desert with endless oases just a drive or plane ride away. Once upon a time, #travelgoals was the benchmark every employee on vacation leave tried to live up to. Driving a few hours to hit the beach and drink the night away with friends was just a matter of budgeting and planning. We didn’t realize it then, but it was as good as life could ever get.
With the virus seemingly (hopefully) on the downard slope toward endemic status, the world is opening its many oases to us once again. The appetite for revenge travel is palpable, with many loading up their cars’ RFIDs and cargo bays en route to their first real adventure this decade. Enter the prime vehicle of choice.
Perhaps no type of four-wheeler is better-equipped for the family road trip than the humble minivan. What they might lack in the looks department, they make up for in utility and ease of use. It’s the humble millionaire who eschews branded clothing in favor of keeping their value hidden within.