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Brace Yourselves: AAA Expects 41 Million Americans To Hit The Roads July 4

Brace Yourselves: AAA Expects 41 Million Americans To Hit The Roads July 4

Americans: if you're planning to sneak out of town for the long holiday weekend, expect a bit of company along the way. According to AAA, you'll be schlepping to the beaches, mountains, and theme parks with about 40,999,999 fellow travelers. This weekend, AAA expects to see some 41 million... read more

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Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

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... read more August 20, 2013 by 


 
Per-capita vehicle-miles traveled & GDP, from a study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group

It's Not The Economy After All: Americans Began Driving Less In 2004

During the Great Recession, researchers noticed a curious trend: Americans were driving less. Analysts devised numerous theories linking the economic downturn to our driving... read more May 21, 2013 by  1


 
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Thanksgiving Travel: Better In L.A., Worse In Dallas, Atlanta

We have good news and bad news for Thanksgiving road-trippers. The good news is, roadways will be slightly less congested than they were last year, meaning that you'll make... read more November 16, 2012 by 


 
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You're Driving Less, Aren't You? Road Travel Dips To Historic Lows

According to the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. drivers are spending less time on the road than they have in eight years. The data comes from August 2011, during which... read more October 25, 2011 by 


 
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... read more August 3, 2011 by 


 
'Car Show' by Thomas Hawk on Flickr

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... read more June 7, 2011 by  2


 
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Memorial Day Gas Prices: Down Somewhat, But Still Affecting Travel

Gas prices could fall another ten cents or more in the next week, but experts anticipate that budget-strapped households are going to be cautious about Memorial Day Weekend... read more May 23, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ferrari FF

Travel Europe, Drive Supercars And Get Paid To Do It

Writing about cars gives us access to the highest-horsepower, biggest-pricetag machines in the world, but now there's a chance for civilians to do the same, in Europe, at... read more April 13, 2011 by 


 
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Economic Woes Aside, Americans Drove More In 2010

Our battered economy might have changed how often Americans upgrade the vehicles in their garages, but it hasn't stopped us from getting in our cars and driving. Oddly, with... read more March 4, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Porsche Panamera V-6

NYC Hotel Picks up Guests in a Porsche Panamera

While airlines work overtime to figure out new ways to add annoying fees that make tickets more expensive, hotels are working just as hard to give us freebies and perks. One... read more September 29, 2010 by  1


 
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