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Travel Tip: New Parking Space Apps
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Parking Space Apps

What’s the most annoying thing about driving in a busy city or attraction? Remembering where you parked your car. The good news is your smartphone can save the day—with parking… Read More…

The Best Places to See Fall Foliage Around the Country
Car Travel / Fall / USA

The Best Places to See Fall Foliage Around the Country

The end of summer means autumn leaf peeping is right around the corner. Yellow, orange, and red are the colors of the season, and thousands of travelers will soon be… Read More…

Travel Tip: Running Late? Check Out These Traffic Apps
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: Running Late? Check Out These Traffic Apps

We all know that texting and driving is a big no-no. But what if you’re stuck on the road and running late? Well, if you can operate your phone safely,… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Rent a Car Abroad
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: How to Rent a Car Abroad

It’s a no-brainer to book a rental car here in the U.S., but renting in another country can be confusing and expensive. Keep reading for information on how to rent… Read More…

Road Trip Apps to Make Your Drive Easier
Car Travel / Apps & Technology

Road Trip Apps to Make Your Drive Easier

Whether you’re on a road trip or navigating a new city, a few helpful apps on your smartphone might make the driving experience a whole lot easier. We’ve rounded up… Read More…

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Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Car Travel

Travel Forecast for Labor Day Weekend 2014

If you’re planning on taking a road trip this Labor Day weekend, you’ll be in good company. According to AAA Travel, 34.7 million people are expected to drive 50 miles—or… Read More…

Travel Tip: Avoid Motion Sickness With These Tricks
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Cruise Travel

Travel Tip: Avoid Motion Sickness With These Tricks

If there’s one thing that makes people dread travel, it’s getting sick in a moving vehicle. Motion sickness is a real issue, but there are some ways around it. The… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Find the Best Pet Harnesses for Driving
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: How to Find the Best Pet Harnesses for Driving

You wouldn’t put a child into a car without a car seat or seat belt, so why would you do the same thing with your pet? Unfortunately, far too many… Read More…

7 Road Trips to Relive 90’s Movies & TV Shows
Road Trips / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

7 Road Trips to Relive 90’s Movies & TV Shows

Do you still miss 90’s TV shows and movies like Saved by the Bell, Twin Peaks, and Dumb and Dumber? Summer is the perfect season for road trips, and for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel
Travel Tips / Trains / Apps & Technology / Bus Travel

Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel

There are dozens of websites and apps to help you search, compare and book air travel. But what about bus and train travel? Technology is starting to catch up there… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Gas Prices Go Up in the Summer
Travel Tips / Car Travel / Summer

Travel Tip: Why Gas Prices Go Up in the Summer

Want to know why gas prices go up in the summer? It’s a seasonal event, and there are reasons why this happens every year. According to AAA’s Fuel Gauge report,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Car Safety Features That Can Save Your Life
Travel Tips / Car Travel

Travel Tip: Car Safety Features That Can Save Your Life

When it comes to our cars, safety features that were once luxuries are now necessities: Seat belts, air bags, crumple zones. Now, more cutting-edge safety features are becoming more common…. Read More…

The Last of American Drive-In Theaters
Car Travel / Pop Culture Travel

The Last of American Drive-In Theaters

If summer makes you feel nostalgic for the old days of going to the drive-ins, you’re in luck: there are still many drive-in movie theaters across the country. Why stress… Read More…

Escape the City This Summer With These Affordable Road Trips
Summer / CBS News / Road Trips / USA

Escape the City This Summer With These Affordable Road Trips

If you’re ready to travel this summer but can’t go far, there are some destinations that are driving distance from most cities. Peter Greenberg went on CBS Saturday Morning to talk… Read More…

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…

One-Tank Trip: Los Angeles to Del Mar
Videos / One Tank Trips / The Travel Detective Exclusive

One-Tank Trip: Los Angeles to Del Mar

Ask someone for an easy drive out of Los Angeles and they may say Santa Barbara, Anaheim, or Palm Springs. But if you head south, and stop 20 miles short… Read More…

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

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?
Travel Tools / Car Travel

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
Travel News / Car Travel

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…