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The many faces of a toddler on a long drive
Car Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Road Trips

What You’re Doing Wrong on Your Family Road Trip

My husband didn’t understand why we were going to a ski resort. “But we don’t ski.” I showed him pictures of the Resort at Squaw Creek and its proximity to Lake Tahoe…. Read More…

Travel Tip: New Technology to Improve Senior Driving Safety
Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Technology to Improve Senior Driving Safety

Driving requires vigilance, no matter what. But risks on the road can increase dramatically when older drivers are behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, people… Read More…

Is There Finally an Affordable, Functional Electric Car on the Market?
Car Travel / Travel Tools

Is There Finally an Affordable, Functional Electric Car on the Market?

Electric cars used to be a punchline, but in 2013, the market shifted. It’s not just Teslas taking over the luxury sector, but the Chevrolet Volt’s electric-gas combination  is providing… Read More…

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Labor Day Traffic
Car Travel / Travel News

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Labor Day Traffic

The price for gas is expected to be lower this Labor Day weekend than the same time last year and, in turn, more drivers are expected to be on the… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps for Road Trips
Apps & Technology / Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Apps for Road Trips

Whether you’re road tripping or navigating a new city, a few helpful apps on your smartphone can make the driving experience a whole lot easier. The biggest roadblock is when… Read More…

Lessons from Driving School! 5 Skills for Safe Driving
Car Travel / Travel News

Lessons from Driving School! 5 Skills for Safe Driving

Most Americans have vague memories of high-school driving school: hands in proper position on the wheel; precise parallel parking; carefully turning to avoid orange cones and parked vehicles. This experience… Read More…

Travel Tip: On-Demand Entertainment on Buses, Trains & Planes
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Bus Travel / Trains / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: On-Demand Entertainment on Buses, Trains & Planes

We’ve all come to expect connectivity and entertainment in hotels. And the good news is these options are becoming more common in other areas of the travel world. For a… Read More…

Know the Real Risks: How Safe Is Travel Today?
Airlines & Airports / Car Travel / Plane Crashes / Trains / Travel Safety

Know the Real Risks: How Safe Is Travel Today?

Don’t let fear impact the way you travel.  It’s time to look at the numbers to understand what’s actually dangerous and what’s just perceived as being dangerous.  Comparing recent data… Read More…

Travel Tip: Don’t Be A Distracted Driver
Apps & Technology / Car Travel / Road Trips / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Don’t Be A Distracted Driver

Even with sky-high gas prices, Americans are still planning to road trip this summer. But before you get behind the wheel, pay attention to these safety tips. The Department of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Permissive Use Coverage for Car Sharing
Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Permissive Use Coverage for Car Sharing

If you’re planning to skip the car rental in favor of borrowing a car from a friend or relative, pay attention. You may not be covered just because the vehicle… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Ride-Sharing Services Legal?
Apps & Technology / Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Are Ride-Sharing Services Legal?

What’s the latest trend in travel apps? Something called ride-sharing. That’s where you can catch a ride with someone else instead of paying for an expensive taxi ride. It sounds… Read More…