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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?
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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…

Travel Tip: Putting the Brakes on Self-Driving Cars
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Travel Tip: Putting the Brakes on Self-Driving Cars

It may seem like it’s out of a sci-fi movie, but self-driving cars are here. Are you ready to get behind the wheel of an autonomous vehicle? Not so fast…. Read More…

Eight Weird and Wacky U.S. Festivals
Culture / Festivals / Road Trips / Specialized Travel / USA

Eight Weird and Wacky U.S. Festivals

What do giant mushrooms, mullet fish, washboards, and turpentine have in common? They are all themes of annual festivals held right here in the US of A…and the list doesn’t… Read More…

Know Before You Go: How to Plan a Road Trip
Car Travel / Know Before You Go / Road Trips / Travel Tools / Videos

Know Before You Go: How to Plan a Road Trip

Road-trip season is almost here, but proper preparation is the key part of any driving vacation.  It might be fun to jump in the car and hit the open road,… Read More…

Why Poor Customer Service is Poor Business
Airlines & Airports / Car Travel / Travel Tools

Why Poor Customer Service is Poor Business

Peter likes to say that good customer service is not about preventing things from going wrong, but about what you do to recover once things do go wrong. Our gadget… Read More…

America’s Wackiest and Best Camping Sites & Road Trip Stops
Road Trips / Summer / USA

America’s Wackiest and Best Camping Sites & Road Trip Stops

The great American road trip is full of some expected stops–New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas–so why not stay somewhere unexpected? Across the country, creative camping sites are popping… Read More…

Travel Tip: Discount Bus News
Bus Travel / Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Discount Bus News

If there’s one way to save on road trips this summer, it’s to avoid paying at the pump altogether. I’m talking about getting out of the car and getting on… Read More…

Intercity Buses Offer Affordable Alternative to Air Travel
Bus Travel / Car Travel / Travel News / Travel Tools

Intercity Buses Offer Affordable Alternative to Air Travel

As airfares continue to rise, intercity bus travel is booming. Right now, intercity bus travel remains America’s fastest growing form of city-to-city travel. From 2011 to 2012, intercity bus travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: Saving on City Driving
Car Travel / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Saving on City Driving

Across the country gas prices are going up and driving in the city is bound to hit your wallet this summer. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, city driving… Read More…

Travel Tip: Speeding Tickets Out Of State
Car Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Speeding Tickets Out Of State

What’s more aggravating than getting a speeding ticket? Getting an out-of-state speeding ticket.Here’s what you need to know about dealing with that situation. First off, if you get cited for… Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: 13 Wacky & Weird US Road-Trip Spots
Car Travel / Culture / Entertainment / Family/Kids Travel / Museums / Road Trips / Travel News / USA / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: 13 Wacky & Weird US Road-Trip Spots

Don’t limit your kid to traditional family-friendly road trip spots. Instead, expose them to some of the wacky and weird attractions across the country. Family travel expert and our Window… Read More…

One-Tank Trip: Los Angeles to Temecula Wine Country
Car Travel / Culinary Travel / Culture / One Tank Trips / Videos / West

One-Tank Trip: Los Angeles to Temecula Wine Country

You might think that driving in Los Angeles is just about traffic, but if you hit the road at the right time and with the right route you can go… Read More…

Fact vs Fiction: 7 Myths of Winter Driving Safety
Car Travel / Travel News / Travel Safety

Fact vs Fiction: 7 Myths of Winter Driving Safety

So you think you’re ready to take a road trip home for the holidays? The number of people choosing to head home via car this year has risen to 90… Read More…