2013 Travel Favorites: Drive, Ride Shotgun or Sit in the Way-back?

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To closeout the year, AOL Travel asked our colleagues at MapQuest about their 2013 travel and plans for next year. Despite being busy with the releases of critically acclaimed major updates to their iPhone and Android apps, MapQuest employes took some killer trips in 2013. Responses are in no particular order. We've shared our own, too. Readers, feel free to do likewise in the comments.

Q. Drive, ride shotgun, or sit in the way-back?

Andrew Biviano, Audience Development: Drive

David Kenna, Director of PMO: Drive

Jeff Keil, Product Designer: Ride shotgun

Sarai Hopfe, Contracts Manger: Ride shotgun

Jess Moss, Senior Editor: Shotgun!

Jake Thiewes, Editor: Drive, always drive.

Elizabeth McIlhany, Sr. Product Manager: Ride shotgun

Tim Baldwin, Account Director, Central Region: Drive

Tiffany Herrick, Business Planning, B2B and Customer Support: Ride shotgun

Andy McMahon, Director, Product Management -- Search and Local Data: Drive when I can, though mostly it's trains, planes and Uber

Zach Everson, Travel news/travel buzz editor: Way back

Justin Paluch, UX Lead: Drive

TaraLynn Morana, West Region Sales: Ride shotgun

Gregory Bourcher, Product Manager: Drive

SuAnne Hall, Designer: Ride shotgun

David Ciaburro, East Region Sales: Drive

Casey Doerschuk, System Architect: Ride shotgun

Laura Maxwell, Marketing Manager: Shotgun, always

Beth Warner, Senior Software QA Engineer: Drive & Shotgun! Approx. 1200 miles over the span of 10 days.

Natty Zola, Director of Product: Drive

Michael Yessis, Editor in Chief: Behind the wheel, with photo-taking breaks at shotgun.

Austin Brown, UX Lead: Drive. Always. Especially in the snow.
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