road trips

Summer is here. Is your car ready for the road?
Summer is here. Is your car ready for the road?

It's the first day of summer, so now would be a great time to ensure that your car is in shape for the vacations and road trips ahead. AAA says that 40 percent of U.S. drivers are unprepared for emergency breakdowns, and it's gearing up to rescue 7 million motorists over the summer months. With a...Read More»

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AAA: Memorial Day travel will hit a new high

If you're planning to get out of Dodge (or Dallas, or Denver, or D.C.) this holiday weekend, prepare for plenty of company on the highways and byways. AAA says that more people will travel over this Memorial Day break than have done so in over a decade. All told, AAA expects nearly 39.3 million...Read More»

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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»

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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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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»

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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»

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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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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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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»

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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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Sears Wants To Send You On A Fantasy Road Trip: Contest

Hankering to feel the wind in your hair, but can't swing the dough to pull off an epic road trip? Never fear: if you've got the right stuff (and a video camera), Sears Auto Center might be willing to foot the bill. For the second year in a row, Sears Auto Center is sponsoring the "Exploring My...Read More»

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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»

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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»

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Five Winter-Holiday Driving Tips From A Million-Miler

Stay alert, be patient, and be prepared. It's sage advice to keep in mind at every step as we head toward another busy holiday season. And as many of us soon hurriedly pack the family into the car and hit the crowded roads for Thanksgiving, it might take a lot of reminders to . Irv Gordon, a...Read More»

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