road trips

The ultimate Wisconsin football fan's road trip
The ultimate Wisconsin football fan's road trip

Sometimes bar-room bluster turns into the best ideas. A few months ago, in a bar in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the late-night conversation turned to sports. Ron Doron, proprietor of TheDriversSeat.TV and a devout Dallas Cowboys fan, said he'd love to see a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field...Read More»

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Record number of road-trippers gearing up for July 4

Are you preparing to hit the road this holiday weekend? You're not alone: according to AAA, a record number of Americans will be joining you. How many, exactly? AAA predicts that 43 million folks will head to beaches, mountains, or any other place they can avoid seeing the allegedly disastrous...Read More»

Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
Men Drive For Enjoyment, Women Drive To Relax, And Other Useless Generalizations

Need to spark a conversation with a co-worker or neighbor? Want to start an argument with your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, or FWB? A new study from Enterprise Rent-a-Car that explores the "real" differences between male and female motorists could be just what you're looking for. MUST READ...Read More»

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Labor Day Travel Rebounds To Pre-Recession Levels: 35 Million To Hit The Road This Weekend

If you're hoping to enjoy a quiet getaway over the upcoming holiday weekend, you might want to dial back your expectations. According to AAA, you're going to have a lot of traveling companions this Labor Day -- more than you've had in several years. In fact, based on AAA's projections, some...Read More»

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July 4 Reminder: Road Trip Meltdowns Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

If you're one of nearly 35 million Americans hitting the road this weekend, remember to plan ahead. Keeping all of your passengers entertained is the surest way to maintain civility in the family sedan and avoid accidents. That groundbreaking piece of news comes from CarInsurance.com, which...Read More»

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AAA: Labor Day Traffic Will Rebound To Pre-Recession Levels

Road-trippers have had it easy the past few years. The Great Recession took a significant toll on vacation travel, leaving the highways and byways a little less crowded on holiday weekends. But according to AAA, the party's officially over. In a new travel forecast, AAA predicts that 34.1 folks...Read More»

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Husbands, Wives Are Worst Backseat Drivers, But Teens Keep Their Mouths Shut

There's nothing quite as wonderful as a backseat driver -- someone who always knows the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B, someone who can sense accidents before they happen, someone who's forever on the lookout for speeding motorists and errant shopping carts. But perhaps that's just us...Read More»

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RoadTrippers Puts Eager Drivers On The Road Less Traveled

If you're looking to plan a late-summer road trip, there are dozens of ways to do it. You could take the tried-and-true route, using a service like Google Maps. Or you could download one of the many, many navigation apps available for Android, Apple, and other mobile devices. But those services...Read More»

Road trip in Zion National Park
Report: Springdale, Utah Speed Trap Targets Foreign Tourists

Speed traps can ruin a summer road trip. It's not just the cost of the ticket that makes your blood boil; it's also that feeling that you're being targeted for being an out-of-towner, seen as a cash cow for a cash-strapped county. Most of us just grin, bear it, and try to move on. But according to...Read More»

Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation
Planning A Memorial Day Road Trip? Here's What To Expect

Memorial Day means many things to Americans: An opportunity to remember those who've died in service of their country. A chance to get together with friends and relatives. Cookouts. Picnics. Box socials. (They still have those, right?) Thanks to the three-day weekend, Memorial Day is also a great...Read More»

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Best Family Cars For Road Trips: Total Car Score

If getting on the road with the family is in your plans, maybe for spring break or a summer vacation, and you’re in the market for a new vehicle to meet the household needs, a ranking of the best new family cars for road trips might just come in handy. Total Car Score, a car comparison site...Read More»

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Family Car Guide Tips For Long Winter Road Trips With The Kids

Whether your proposed winter road trip is to visit relatives or go on a weekend getaway, if you’re bringing your children along, it’s better to be prepared than trying to deal on the fly with tantrums, spills, arguments, boredom and bellyaching. Here are some FamilyCarGuide tips on...Read More»

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North America's Top 25 Speed-Trap Cities For 2011

If you're planning a road trip this long, Labor Day weekend, you might be preoccupied with thoughts of swimsuits, beach umbrellas, and maybe a last-minute oil change. But before pulling out of the driveway, you might also want to consider the location of speed traps, which can turn a quickie...Read More»

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Americans To Drive More, Fly Less This Labor Day Weekend

The last gasp of summer is quickly approaching and families across America are making plans to do something to celebrate Labor Day weekend. According to a forecast from AAA, that means some 31.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend. That's a drop of 2.4...Read More»

Dogs in the car [photo by John d'Addario]
6 Tips For A Perfectly Pet-Friendly Vacation

Normally, the staff at High Gear Media write in the "royal we", but occasionally we offer suggestions from a very personal perspective. This is one of those times. A couple of months ago, as summer arrived, I put together a checklist of things to consider before taking a vacation with your pets. Of...Read More»

2011 Subaru Forester
Subaru’s Advice on Loading Your Car for Summer Road Trips

If the call of the open road is becoming a siren song in your brain, heading out on a summer road trip should get you to thinking: What’s the best way to load the vehicle? In case it doesn’t, however, Subaru has a few tips that might come in handy. While Subaru published the information...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ten Summer Driving Tips for Your Family Vacation

Before you blow out of town and head out on the road en route to your family vacation, take heed of these summer driving tips. You can save yourself time, money and more than a little aggravation. Plan ahead. Do whatever it takes to firm up as many details of your trip as possible – before...Read More»

Monster Tajima's GoPro Suzuki SX4 Pikes Peak race car
Self-Driving Cars, 'Monster' Tajima, Hot Cars Get Girls: Today's Car News

Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima broke his own Pikes Peak Hill Climb world record by breaking the 10-minute mark. [MotorAuthority] Science has proven that a hot car can get men dates. The sky is also blue. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is in a class of one, the luxury compact hybrid hatchback...Read More»

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Roadtripping With Rover: 9 Tips For A Pet-Friendly Vacation

If you live in the northern hemisphere, you probably started thinking about your summer vacation months ago. And if you have pets -- as over 71 million households in the U.S. do -- chances are fairly good that you've considered taking them along for the ride. Taking a pet on a trip can be fun, but...Read More»

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