INFOGRAPHIC: ‘Carpooling: Saving Time, Money And The Planet’

carpooling infographicThe holiday season inevitably means congested roads and back-to-back traffic as Americans go about their holiday shopping, party hopping and trips home to family. But with the rising cost of gasoline, this hustle-and-bustle can come at a significant cost.

Why not try carpooling? According to this infographic from Carinsurance.org, just one day of carpooling can have an impact not just on your wallet, but also on the environment. Here are some highlights:

  • There are more than 250 million cars on the road in the United States, which is more than one per American adult.
  • The United States uses one-fifth of the world’s oil to fuel those cars.
  • Just 10 percent of Americans choose to carpool, saving a collected 85 million gallons of gasoline, avoiding 56,000 miles of traffic and saving $1.1 billion on gas and car costs per year.

For more carpooling facts, check out the full infographic after the jump.

[Image Credit: Carinsurance.org]

Infographic: How Your Travel Habits Influence Your Social Media Persona

social media travel

We love this new infographic from Expedia Media Solutions that shows what types of social media you’re most likely to use based on your travel personality. Are you a “Sunset Explorer” who barely uses social media or an “Elitist” who updates frequently with every device under the sun? After taking the quiz ourselves, we’re inclined to say that the graphic is fairly accurate, but would love to know your thoughts.

Infographic: What National Parks Mean To The US Economy

National Parks, like Yellowstone, face big budget challenges in 2013Today marks the 96th birthday of the National Park Service, the organization charged with managing all of America’s national parks, monuments and other historically important properties. While this date is certainly a cause for celebration, it is also one for caution as well. As budget cuts loom, the NPS faces some big challenges as it prepares to move into its second century. In January of next year, the Park Service could see as much as 10% of its budget cut, which could lead to closures of visitor centers, campgrounds and possibly even parks themselves.

With those challenges in mind, the National Parks Conservation Association has put together an interesting infographic that spells out just how important the parks are to the U.S. economy and to travelers. You’ll find this eye-opening infographic after the jump.


Parks in Jeopardy - NPCA Infographic

Infographic: Best Value In Europe As Rated By Coffee Price

Best Value City Breaks (Europe)

Financial pros use a number of tools to rank the best places to live, work and play, but this new infographic from Travelbite uses the average price of a cup of coffee to determine where you can best spend your hard-earned dollars on vacation. We’re all about Barcelona and Prague, but we’re not sure why it’s more expensive to score your java in Copenhagen than in, say, Paris or London.