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Record number of road-trippers gearing up for July 4
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»

Couple arguing
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»

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»

The GM Test Track at Disney's Epcot Center
Vacation Alert: GM To Revamp Disney World Test Track Ride

Heading to Disney World this summer? We've got good news and bad news. First, the bad news: Disney is shutting down the 13-year-old GM Test Track thrill ride at Epcot Center. Now, the good news: the ride will reopen later this year (probably fall/winter) as the Chevrolet Design Center. Okay, at...Read More»

Police officer with radar gun
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»

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»

2012 Ford Focus
Top 10 Road Trip Cars Of 2011

Summer is right around the corner and, if you’re like a majority of Americans, you’re thinking about taking some sort of road trip. Maybe it’s to the seashore for a long weekend or a rental cabin for an extended time away. Trip destinations are personal choices, just as the cars...Read More»

Detroit map
2012 Rand McNally Road Atlas Includes Smartphone Integration

In these days of following turn-by-turn directions, if you don't have a navigation system in your vehicle you probably have either a portable nav unit or a navigation app on your smartphone. Who needs a bulky road atlas, right? Well we do; several times recently, we've missed having paper maps...Read More»

2011 Volvo V60 wagon
Volvo Offers Swedish Vacations For Customers (And Sweepstakes Contestants, Too)

Need a vacation? Volvo can help -- whether or not you need a new car, too. First, there's Volvo's longstanding Overseas Delivery Program, which offers shoppers two complimentary tickets to Sweden so they can pick up their ride at the company's headquarters in Gothenburg. Volvo will even let...Read More»

Kukunu
Road Trip Assistance: Kukunu Helps Plan That Last-Minute Summer Vacation

Need one more run at the beach before autumn arrives? How about a quick trip to the mountains with your rafting buddies? Or maybe a simple road trip to the nearest outlet mall. There's still plenty of time to do any and all of those things -- but how to begin planning? You could, of course, kick...Read More»

Riding shotgun
Holiday Preparations: Know The Rules Of Shotgun

It feels like summer just ended, but another round of mini-vacations lies just around the corner. Holiday road trips aren't usually as fun as the summertime variety, since they typically involve moms, dads, and eggnog-scented aunts, but a few precautions will make them slightly more enjoyable. We...Read More»

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