First and foremost, the mode of transportation is the most important element of a road trip. The Lighter Side rolled the dice with a mid-sized rental from Hertz. If it was a tan Toyota Corolla, so be it. What we got was this little lovechild between an SUV and a station wagon. We dig it: A 2005 Pontiac Vibe. It's even in a shade of red.
(Text and photos by Chris Rattey, Boston.com Staff)