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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.

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The 55 Best Road Trips in America

Nothing beats packing up the car, making some new playlists, downloading a few podcast series, and heading off for a...


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Your Guide to an Appalachian Trail Road Trip

You can drive or hike the famed Appalachian Trail, but it's much easier to make a road trip out of...


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Your Guide to a Route 66 Road Trip

Get your kicks on America's original road trip—this 2,448-mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica is a trip down memory...


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Your Guide to a Route 93 Border-to-Border Road Trip

On paper, a border-to-border road trip along Route 93 is three countries, almost 3,000 miles, and 38 hours in a...

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The Best Day Trips in Every State

Sometimes the best adventures are just a short drive away and can be completed in 24 hours or less...


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10 of the Best Travel Trailers for Road Trips

Looking to join the RV revolution but not sure where to start? This handy guide will help you find the...


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The Big Sur Road Trip: What to See and Do

Buckle up for one of the most breathtaking road trips in the United States along the California coastline.


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Your Guide to Driving Down the Great River Road

The Great River Road—following along the mighty Mississippi River is the granddaddy of all road trips. Buckle up and get...


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Your Guide to a Mount Rushmore Road Trip

Get ready to marvel at this iconic American attraction and so much more on a road trip to the Black...


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Your Guide to an Atlantic Coast Road Trip

Fill up the tank and get ready to roll from Maine to Florida along America's longest interstate with plenty to...


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Your Guide to a Glacier National Park Road Trip

It's known for one of the prettiest drives in the United States, but you can also see 26 glaciers—and a...


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Your Guide to a White Mountains Road Trip

All roads lead to scenic views and an endless outdoor playground in these breathtaking New Hampshire mountains.

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Your Guide to an Outer Banks Road Trip

Whether your pilgrimage is inspired by the teen drama on Netflix, the Nicholas Sparks' novel, or you're simply drawn to...


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The Best Places to See New England Fall Foliage

Looking to see a kaleidoscope of glorious fall colors? Head to New England to watch Mother Nature paint the region...


The Welcome Sign from Every State in America

Each state sign is unique, with some more creative than others. Be sure to check them out on your next...


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The Best Road Trip Apps You Can Get for Free

Have smartphone, will travel. Check out these 10 handy road trip planner apps that will make your next road trip...


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The Best Audiobooks for Your Next Family Road Trip

Audiobooks are perfect for passing the time on long car rides. These terrific selections will keep a wide range of...


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I Make My Living by Road-Tripping America—Here’s What I Never Travel Without

As my career neared its end, taking up life in a retirement community didn't interest me. I wondered what it'd...


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The 15 Best Cars to Rent for a Road Trip

Even if you have your own car, it can be smart to rent a different ride for your adventures on...


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The 24 Best Road Trip Snacks

From protein-packed bites, to veggie-powered goodness, to crunchy chips and refreshing drinks, these are the ultimate road trip snack ideas.

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The 20 Best Road Trip Games to Play

You'll laugh, you'll learn some new things, you'll bond as a family, and no one will ever ask, "Are we...


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Your Road Trip Essentials Checklist

Pack these road trip necessities to keep safe, comfortable, entertained, and ready for just about anything on your next outdoor...


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The 15 Best National Park Road Trips to Take All Year Long

Looking for the perfect getaway? Forget the plane tickets, and rev up the car! America’s many wonders are just a...


13 Camping Mistakes Most First-Timers Make

Wait! Before you embark on an adventure in the great outdoors, follow this expert advice to avoid the newbie camping...


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8 Things You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do When Visiting Public Parks

The weather is improving and parks are opening up again—but that doesn't mean it's safe to explore the outdoors the...


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14 Coronavirus Mistakes You’ll Probably Make This Summer

Here's your guide to enjoying the warm weather and time outdoors—safely—this summer.