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How To Survive A Road Trip

Traveling by car with children can be a lot of fun, or a lot of frustration. Proper planning can make all the difference. Here are some tips to make your travel time a success. Print out a map showing the beginning and ending points, with larger cities marked. As you drive, have your kids mark off the cities or other landmarks on the map. This helps them see how far they have gone, how much farther you have to go, and teaches them about time and distance. It’s also gr........ Read More

Take A Rv Road Trip With Holiday Trails Resorts

Thinking about taking a RV road trip this year? You've come to the right place. In addition to the benefits of a multi-park system for a home-park, Holiday Trails Resorts members can also have a reciprocal system attached to their rv resort membership. This way members can stay at all the parks within the Holiday Trails Resorts system for no nightly fees and at resorts within the Coast to Coast Network for about $8- $13 US per night! With usual rates between $25 - $75 per night for full hoo........ Read More

Tips For Keeping Kids Occupied On Road Trips

On the road, drivers must deal with constant traffic concerns, including glaring sunlight, blinding rain, traffic jams, street signs and other drivers. But one distraction you might not have thought about is your kids. According to AAA, more than 1.5 million crashes have involved some kind of driver distraction, and 24 percent of crashes occur because of drivers having to deal with children in the back seat. Here are a few ways to keep the kids occupied the next time you hit the road. * Books ........ Read More

Road Trips

Going on road trips with my husband is horribly painful. Any destination that is more than one hour away from our starting point is just unbearable. He starts to fidget, whine, complain and then whines some more. What does he complain and whine about? You name it, he brings it up. The directions aren’t right or they don’t make sense. Why’d we have to plan this trip? Who’s idea was this? Usually, the destination was his choice in the first place. However, when embarking on road trips wh........ Read More

Tips For A Flawless Family Road Trip

Getting the family together for a road trip can be quite an exercise. And between heavy traffic, bored or restless kids and driver fatigue, the process of "getting there" can test anyone's patience. But some diligent planning - for everything from fuel costs to rest stops - will make the experience enjoyable rather than frustrating. AAA offers the following advice for families planning their next road trip. Before You Go * Take some time to plot your journey from beginning to end. Plan you........ Read More

Fun Family Road Trips

If yours is like most U.S. families, you get together to get away from it all. Last summer, Americans took more trips than ever before, and more than a third of them took their kids along for the ride. So where are all these families going? Seventy-five percent of travelers say they go on vacation to visit more family, but beaches and lakes are also popular spots for summer getaways. Of course, family vacations aren't just about the destination; they're about the trip itself. This summer, AA........ Read More

Are You Road Trip Ready?

When it comes to "getting away from it all," many Americans are skipping the pricey trips abroad and opting to enjoy the many amazing, closer-to-home sights from the comfort of their own vehicles. If you're planning a getaway, remember that road trips can be tough on cars, and few things turn a vacation into a nightmare quicker than breaking down in the middle of nowhere. So, before you load the car and take off, make sure that your vehicle is in tip-top condition. A pre-trip inspection as par........ Read More

Secure Yourself Before You Make A Next Trip Abroad

While traveling abroad, most of us incorporate the best advice about trip planning and take utmost care to travel safely. The most serious problem a traveler can face is the possibility of having a health problem. And if you are traveling oversees, then it becomes really important to secure your trip to deal with unforeseen medical issues in a foreign country. While other kinds of insurances secure you financially, medical insurance secures you physically. International travel insurance goes a l........ Read More

Take A Road Trip – Pack Your Motorcycle Luggage

The open road. The fresh air and wind blowing through your hair. The surge of the engine as you rev it. The fluid feel of the motorcycle on the road as it glides along. You've made preparations for this trip. Your only wish is that you had more storage space. Well, wish no more. There are options. The subject of storage on motorcycles has long been an issue of concern. With no room for a trunk, not to mention it might look silly, the storage for a motorcycle has been very limited in the past......... Read More

Family And Holiday Fun On An Rv Road Trip

Vacations are usually something most people save up for and plan carefully. The goal is to have a memorable, fun vacation and, oftentimes, to see and do as much as you can fit in. Vacations are not a time to waste money on unnecessary service or items, but rather a time to research your trip and plan to save as much money as you can. If this sounds like your approach to vacationing, you may want to consider a road trip and even better, RV vacation. Road trips are one of the best vacations in whi........ Read More

The Road Trip Less Traveled

When President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act 50 years ago, he may have started the glorious tradition of the great American road trip. Seasoned travel writer Eric Peterson takes full advantage of the public works project, and in his book "Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A." reveals some brilliant, off-the-beaten-path landmarks you won't find in a typical guidebook. And with Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006 with GPS Locator, you can plan stylized getaways to unique destinations suc........ Read More

Tips For Taking A Road Trip With Your Dog

Vehicles: With the possible exception of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a side car, I've seen practically every type of vehicle used for taking the family pooch on a road trip. Below I review three of the best: 1.) Tom Rose of High Ridge, Missouri, had a Ford van he converted into a dog-friendly transport vehicle. By enclosing the back area, installing custom upholstery and a special air conditioning vent, he created an area in the back of the van where his dogs could ride in their crates an........ Read More

Rusty Wallace: King Of The Road Trip

Although he made his career driving around a track at speeds of more than 180 mph, Rusty Wallace, newly retired NASCAR driver and Nextel Cup champion, loves spending low-key time on the open road with his wife and their three children. The Wallace family knows road trips can be stressful, especially when you add kids to the mix. However, with a little planning, creativity and preparation, road trips can be a cherished experience for all. Here are a few tips from the professional to make your nex........ Read More

Learn Spanish Phrases For Your Trip Abroad

It's nice when you get a chance to take a trip abroad. If you are going to a Spanish speaking country, it might be a little intimidating to get off the beaten path and explore. Just making yourself at home in hotels and restaurants can be quite a task if you're unprepared. That's why it's good to learn Spanish phrases to get you by. Of course, if you have time to take a full Spanish course, that's preferable. Learning to speak conversational Spanish will make your stay among the local........ Read More

Be Prepared For Road Trips With Sandwiches And Games

Road trips are back in season. From hiking and camping to beach trips, families are gearing up for months of warm weather filled with exciting outings. As parents plan for busy days on the road, keeping family members energized and entertained often takes some planning. Here are some suggestions to keep everyone happy and well-fed for traveling: * Although keeping kids entertained on the road can be a challenge for any parent, leave the house prepared. Bring books and music that the whole fami........ Read More


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