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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

Make Your Next Motorcycle Road Trip A Success

So you want to go on a motorcycle road trip to Sturgis this year. You've made all of the travel arrangements for the trip. You have your hotel room reserved. You have the local hot spots during the week all mapped out. Your job knows that you are taking your vacation. Everything is set. Or is it? Did you remember to pack everything? When planning any motorcycle road trip, it is good to plan what and how you are going to pack your motorcycle. Make a list of supplies you are going to need . Lay........ 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

Fun Family Road Trip Activities

Instead of letting the kids watch DVDs during your next road trip, use those long hours in the car to sharpen their minds. That's the advice from Dr. Katherine Wiesendanger, an education professor at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. She offers these tips for turning those mindless hours in the car to mind-sharpening opportunities. Official Navigator No minivan sallying forth to vacation wonderlands can arrive without a designated navigator. Why not appoint your child to the post? An off........ 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

Budget Travel Tips For Your Thanksgiving Road Trip

Your annual road trip to Grandma's with your family is not the time to be wasting money on unnecessary items or services. Road trips the type of vacation where saving money is possible and easy to do. Follow these simple steps and your Thanksgiving road trip will be one of the best and cheapest you have ever taken. One of the biggest areas where money can be saved is on food. Pack snacks and maybe even a picnic meal or two before leaving home. Rest stops are great to stretch your legs and enjo........ Read More

Baseball Betting: Did You Bet The Reds On Their Road Trip?

There has to be at least one gambling fan of the Cincinnati Reds in America who woke up May 31st after the Reds had lost their first two games of the road trip to the Cubbies and decided the Reds would win that day! John Q Public then probably decided to take the Big Red Machine in Texas as they played the Astros and by the time they left the Lone Star state had compiled a nice big bankroll as Cinci swept Houston. Next stop was the “Show Me” state of Missouri and could Reds bettor have the ........ 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

How To Have The Road Trip You’ve Longed For

In your last big road trip with your kids, how many times did you hear “are we there yet?” and do you remember just how frustrating is it? Perhaps you don’t remember that last big trip because you’re trying desperately to avoid one, knowing your kids will distract you the whole way. Fortunately, with a little planning ahead, you can have the road trip you’ve always longed for – children and all. How can you do this? Think about getting the latest in automobile video systems. Along wi........ Read More

"no! We're Not There Yet!"- Surviving The Family Road Trip

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, travel is increasing every year and it is predicted that even more people will be on the road this year. Traveling with the family can be a great way to spend quality time together but it can also be stressful. Increase your chances of a fun, stress-free and safe vacation by following these simple tips: • Beat boredom with child's play. "Are we there yet?" What is it about these words that go straight to a parent's spine? Keep kids entertained w........ 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

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

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

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

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


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