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Travel Tip: How to Find the Best Pet Harnesses for Driving
Car Travel / Travel Tips / 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
Apps & Technology / Bus Travel / Trains / Travel Tips

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
Car Travel / Summer / Travel Tips

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
Car Travel / Travel Tips

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
CBS News / Road Trips / Summer / 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
One Tank Trips / The Travel Detective Exclusive / Videos

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
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…