Travel - Vacations

At Reader’s Digest, we know you have so many places to go and even more people to see. No matter where you’re heading, we’ve got all you need to know, bring, and plan for before you leave on your next worldwind vacation.

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The 16 Best Road Trip Cars

Having a bevy of delicious snacks is essential and of course the destinations are important, but driving one of the best road trip cars is what will make the journey truly amazing.

 

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25 Best Places to Spot Fall Foliage in America

Photogenic doesn't even begin to describe these top fall foliage destinations across the country.


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30 Best Podcasts for Road Trips to Make the Miles Fly By

Keep your hands at ten and two even during the boring bits with these great podcasts.


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The Best RV Parks in Every State

Park yourself and your vehicle at these best RV parks in every state for travelers who like to see the...


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17 Spring Break Getaways That Don’t Require Air Travel

For a break from reality that's still close to home, hop in your car and escape to one of these...

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The 40 Most Scenic Drives in America

From the lonely roads to coastal drives, gas up the car and check out 40 of the most scenic byways...


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The Ultimate American Road Trip Guide

Get ready to shift into gear and roll across America with our in-depth guide to everything you need to know...

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13 California Road Trips You Should Try to Take at Least Once

The Golden State has it all, from snow-covered mountains to majestic forests to metropolises and miles and miles of ocean...


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Your Guide to an Oregon Trail Road Trip

Grab your camera. You'll be passing through some of the most scenic places in the country on this incredible coast-to-coast...


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3 Texas Road Trips You Should Try to Take at Least Once

There's a lot to see in the Lone Star State, so pack up your car and make a beeline for...


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Your Guide to a Tail of the Dragon Road Trip

Test your driving skills on this serpentine stretch of Southern highway that boasts a whopping 318 curves in just 11...

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Your Guide to a Great Northern Road Trip

Explore dazzling cities, charming small towns, National Parks, historic sites, and some of the best views in the country on...


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Your Guide to the San Juan Skyway Road Trip

From desert to mountain, you can't beat the San Juan Skyway views.


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Your Guide to a Million Dollar Highway Road Trip

Take in stunning views and a trip through mining history on one of Colorado's most thrilling and dangerous roads.


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Your Guide to a Kancamagus Highway Road Trip

One of the prettiest highway drives in all of New England, New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway is ideal for road trips...


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How to Calculate Gas Costs for Your Next Road Trip

Road trips can be expensive, but they don't have to be. Find out how much gas you'll use on your...

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How to Budget for a Road Trip

Road trips don't have to be expensive if you follow these budgeting tips and tools.


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How to Find Budget Accommodations on a Road Trip

You don't need to break the bank to have a comfortable, restful, and COVID-safe stay during your great American road...


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30 Car Gadgets That Make Driving Safer

Staying safe on the road isn’t just about your driving skills. These genius inventions can help you avoid accidents and...


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How to Save Money on Gas Each Year

Filling your tank with gas accounts for, on average, almost 20 percent of all driving costs. Luckily, there are many...


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10 Things to Know About a National Park Pass

America the beautiful can also be America the affordable with a National Park Pass—the secret to scenic savings.


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Renting a Car for a Road Trip: Everything You Need to Know

From knowing how much it costs to rent a car for a road trip to finally understanding if you should...


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Where to Park Your RV for Free on a Road Trip

On a tight budget? Find out how to score free overnight parking anywhere in the country and save a bundle...


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How to Camp for Free in the United States

On a tight budget? You’ll definitely want to learn the ins and outs of free camping—including where to find the...

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Your Guide to a Utah Road Trip

Discover unimaginable, other-worldly scenery on a road trip through this state with five National Parks.


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12 Clever Waze Features You’re Probably Not Using

You can do a whole lot more than get from point A to point B once you know these tips...


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Flat Tire? Broken Windshield? How to Prepare for the Most Common Roadside Emergencies

By spending a few minutes preparing for possible problems before you hit the road, you'll be able to head off...


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Your Complete Guide to an Arizona Road Trip

Spending a week driving the scenic route north from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon allows for plenty of time to...


12 Easy Fall Day Trips From Major U.S. Cities

You don’t have to go far to get away from it all.


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Why You Should Never Leave Food in the Car

If you're still tempted to bring food with you and leave it in the car, time your journey.