When we were growing up, we were the only kids in school who had been more than thirty miles away from our home town, and not just once, but many times, thanks to my Mum.
For something a little different, though, I'd like to mention my late father-in-law. He doesn't have a profile (yet), but he loved to take his family on a road trip at least once or twice a year. He'd pack the car, then load it up with five kids, himself, and his wife, and they would travel north from Chicago-area to northwest Wisconsin. Today the journey takes about 7 hours, but back then it was an all day and into the night journey. The cars weren't as efficient, and the roads. Wowzers, those roads! Today there are freeways, expressways, bypasses, 70-mph zones (where "everyone" does at least 85) and so on. Back then you were lucky to get to a steady 45 mph for any length of time, and there were so many towns that could not be avoided. I have seen some of those places, and ten years ago they weren't a whole lot different from how they were 50-plus years ago .. right down to the same little restaurants/cafés and gas stations that were there then. Now (as of April 2018) much of that picturesque journey, long as it may have been, is no longer there. Either "modern" America finally caught up to it and buildings have been replaced with "updated" versions, or the newer roads bypass everything.
I think my husband got part of his love of driving from his Dad and those road trips up to the cabin in the Northwoods. (My husband's road trips would fill a dozen or more books!)
18th week out of 18!