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Report: Memorial Day weekend accidents & fatalities await drivers
Report: Memorial Day weekend accidents & fatalities await drivers

Many Americans are in the midst of preparing for a long Memorial Day weekend. According to the nonprofit National Safety Council, the holiday's name is grimly ironic, as accidents and fatalities are set to soar. For more than a century, the Council has kept tabs on safety stats in America's...Read More»

Fireworks at the U.S. Capitol, July 4, 2012
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»

Weekend in 30-foot Airstream Flying Cloud trailer, Mystic KOA, N Stonington, CT, July 2013
Airstream Weekend: Luxury Living In Classic Aluminum Trailer

With winter weather on the wane across much of North America, it's time to think about summer vacation. And if you've ever wanted to spend a weekend in what may be the best-known and most glamorous of travel trailers, the renowned Airstream company can help you in your quest. DON'T MISS: The...Read More»

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AAA Says Fewer Americans Are Traveling For Thanksgiving This Year. What Gives?

If you live in the U.S. and plan to travel this holiday week, you're not alone. According to AAA, over 43 million Americans -- 43.4 million, to be exact -- are expecting to do the same. That sounds like lots of traffic headaches in the making -- and in fairness, it probably is. But it's worth...Read More»

Rush hour traffic in Washington, D.C. (photo by Flickr user haddensavix)
Your Commute Is Killing You

Americans aren't especially healthy. The machines that have helped our economy grow and allowed us to do things our grandparents never imagined -- those same machines have diminished our need for physical exertion and, as a result, our well-being. Of all those newfangled devices and gadgets -- the...Read More»

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 holiday weekends. But according to AAA, the party's officially over. In a new travel forecast, AAA predicts that 34.1 folks...Read More»

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 habits, but according to a recently published study, the two have very little to do with one another. The study was conducted...Read More»

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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 better time getting over the river and through the woods. The bad news? The drop in traffic stems from record-high gas prices...Read More»

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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 cars and trucks traveled 263 billion miles on U.S. roadways. That's a drop of 1.7% compared to August 2010, and perhaps more...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»

'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. 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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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 travel this year. According to AAA, in an analysis and travel forecast conducted with IHS Global Insight, about 34.9 million...Read More»

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 least. A company in the U.K., called RepairACar, is looking to hire one lucky individual to transport exotic cars around the...Read More»

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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 commuter driving likely significantly down because of higher unemployment, Americans drove about three trillion total miles...Read More»

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 example is The Hotel Gansevoort Group, which operates two trendy hotels in New York City, and now transports guests to and...Read More»

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