Travel

Before you travel, get trusted tips, ways to save, and advice on how to plan a safe, healthy, and stress-free family vacation.

WD-make-the-most-of-a-family-vacation-abroad-th
40 Affordable Destinations for a Family Vacation

With one eye on a good time and the other on a good bargain, travel experts pick 40 places that… >>

10 Ways to Save on Summer Travel
10 Ways to Save on Summer Travel

Feel like you can't afford your dream vacation? With everyone’s busy lives and the uncertain… >>

Best Road Trip
Best Road Trip

Tyler Kellog drove more than 3,000 miles last year. His goal? Help as many people as he could. >>

10 Reasons to Love Our Country
10 Reasons to Love Our Country

What makes America so great? Discover our country's strength, spirit and goodness through these… >>

hotel desk clerk secrets, checking in
More Things Your Hotel Desk Clerk Won’t Tell You

Hotel receptionists spill their best secrets, from how to get VIP treatment, to how often hotel… >>

2-Unusual-American-City-Tours-pa
America’s Top 5 Cleanest Cities

From air to water to trash, Reader's Digest ran the numbers and the results will surprise you. >>

8 People, Places and Things We Love About America
8 People, Places and Things We Love About America

From amazing people and rich history to fabulous foodstuff and one-of-a-kind parades, check out… >>

Best of America: Readers' Choice 2010
Best of America: Readers’ Choice 2010

We asked 1,100 readers to vote for their favorite “only in America” oddities. Here we present… >>

woman driving
The Best, Worst, and Deadliest Roads in America: The Rankings

A special report on the nation’s highways. >>

6 Ways to Avoid Excess Travel Fees
6 Ways to Avoid Excess Travel Fees

Find out what you should and shouldn't be paying for when you travel. >>

America's Best Roads: 4 Honorable Mentions
America’s Best Roads: 4 Honorable Mentions

We asked experts to nominate their favorite stretches of road in some of our top-ranked states… >>

15 More Bad Roads
15 More Bad Roads

Which states and roads do truck drivers, traffic reporters, and other experts complain about? Here… >>

readers digest logo
8 Tips to Survive Your Drive

Do you know what to do in a dangerous driving situation? >>

10 Ways to Pack Lighter When You Travel
10 Ways to Pack Lighter When You Travel

Tighter security and hefty baggage fees at the airport mean travelers are packing lighter. Here's… >>

5 of the Country's Best Holiday Light Displays
5 of the Country’s Best Holiday Light Displays

christmas, light displays, christmas light displays, christmas decorating, >>

Emergency Landing:
Emergency Landing: “I Need Help Up Here”

When catastrophe strikes on a private plane, a passenger places a desperate call to air traffic… >>

Top 10 Football Stadiums
Top 10 Football Stadiums

High school, college and professional football players are already enduring grueling twice a day… >>

Ken Burns: Our Great National Parks
Ken Burns: Our Great National Parks

From Yellowstone to Yosemite, Zion to Shenandoah, our national parks were founded on one principle:… >>

9 Ways to Get Your Vacation for Less
9 Ways to Get Your Vacation for Less

Follow these tips to get the best travel values. >>

How Soon Should You Fly After Surgery?
How Soon Should You Fly After Surgery?

New research reveals vein thrombosis can plague travelers who have recently undergone surgery… >>