The most popular vacation destinations in the United States


  • On GTU This Morning – The hottest vacation spots in the US for this summer are… The Expedia Group PR team told Travel + Leisure via email that while vacation homes in summer on Vrbo, an Expedia-owned vacation rental company, are snatched up earlier than ever – surpassing last summer by almost 15% – there are still a handful of destinations where you can find a bargain. And that includes a last minute trip to the beach. Expedia reports that there are several beach destinations across the United States, from Hawaii and California to Alabama and Florida, that still have availability and good rates for last-minute travel in May. The five beach destinations below still have an average daily rate (ADR) of less than $400 a night or show comparable prices at the same time in 2019. (That’s saying something considering we’re in the middle of a wave of travel. )
  • Plus, one author says she likes to imagine herself as a seasoned traveler: “So imagine my surprise when I learned that I might be using the wrong term for a common type of luggage. Growing up, my parents always said “rollerboard” in reference to the rolling suitcase, and I followed suit. But on a recent text thread, I noticed a friend wrote “rollaboard,” prompting me to question everything I’ve ever believed. But luckily, I’m not the only one confused. A very unscientific online poll from 2010 found that 53% of respondents say “rollaboard”, 32% opt for “rollerboard” and 15% “have no idea”. Yet, officially speaking, what is it? Rollboard? Roller ? Ride on board? Climb on board ? Something completely different? I turned to experts – and the vast archives of the internet – to find out. “‘Rolling aboard’ was the original term,” linguist and lexicographer Ben Zimmer told HuffPost. “‘Rollaboard’ was trademarked by Robert Plath for his company Travelpro in 1991, although luggage appeared under the brand name ‘Roll-Aboard’ as early as 1985.”
  • And is it strange? There is a small group of dedicated people who like to replace orange juice with milk when they eat cereal! According to the folks at Tropicana, some 15 million people from some of the county’s biggest cities have tried the combination. To reach this underserved demographic, the juice brand is dropping a cereal created to accompany orange juice. According to Tropicana, the same company that bought us toothpaste that doesn’t make orange juice taste bad, the new Tropicana Crunch cereal contains clusters of honey almonds that are made to be drowned in orange juice. In an email to Thrillist, the brand said a Tropicana survey conducted by Wakefield Research revealed surprising results. “Half the adults who poured orange juice on their cereal did so because they thought it would taste good,” the brand wrote, “and more than one in three who have tried it did it because they like orange juice and thought it would be a good combination. So would you try it?
  • At the end of the show – There are five bad habits that can actually say a lot about your hygiene! Your hygiene has a lot to do with your health and well-being. If you don’t already know, poor hygiene can hurt you. Healthy personal habits can help you avoid disease and feel good about yourself. We share the bad habits you might have and you have no idea? I hope you’ll tune in to these hot topics and more this morning on GTU.

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