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This Is Why Traffic Lights Are Red, Yellow, and Green

Ever wondered why blue doesn't mean go and brown mean stop? Turns out, there's a perfectly good explanation for it....


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16 Scary Driving Scenarios and Exactly How to Handle Them

Often when driving, we encounter situations that are out of our control. Make the right decisions when in a tight...



I Live in an RV Year Round—Here’s What It’s Really Like

You don't have to wait until you retire to "live the dream." This 30-something couple is living—and running a business—from...


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10 Signs You’re Shortening the Life of Your RV

People buy RVs to simplify their vacations—but often forget that these vehicles are a home and a car, requiring the...


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23 Inspiring Travel Quotes that Will Feed Your Wanderlust

Feed your sense of adventure and inspire your inner explorer.


The Best Bucket List Idea in Every State

What are the best places to visit in the USA? We rounded up the top bucket list ideas for each...

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This Is Why Cops Touch Your Car’s Tail Light During Traffic Stops

Nope, it's not because they're trying to buff out that scratch above your bumper.


15 Less Crowded Alternatives to the Most Popular Tourist Attractions

Calling a hot spot "overrated" does not mean that it is unworthy of a visit, but rather that there might...


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10 Popular Travel Tips That Are No Longer True

Don't believe everything you hear about the best way to travel safely, happily, and on a budget.


The Strangest Museum in Every State

From disturbing oddities to "why-does-this-deserve-an-entire-museum?" subjects, these are the types of out-of-the-box attractions that make America what it is.


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Could You Pass the Driver’s Test Again? Find Out.

We created questions based on real motor vehicle department practice tests.


15 Must-See Sights You Can Only See Along the Pacific Coast Highway

Spanning more than 600 miles, the Pacific Coast Highway has been described as the ultimate road trip. Here’s what you...


13 Must-See Sights You Can Only See on Route 66

As one of the first U.S. highways ever made, Route 66 carries with it a sense of nostalgia, opportunity, and...


The Most Gorgeous Waterfall in Every State

Can a bucket list have 50 entries? Your's may soon have a few more after you check out these top...

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15 Odd Travel Accessories That Are More Useful Than You Thought

Maybe you've heard about noise-canceling earphones and snuggies, but what about air-conditioned shirts and motorized suitcases?


15 Best Summer Weekend Getaways You’ll Want to Book This Second

Why hello, Summer Fridays! Here's how to make the most of all 15 of your summer weekends.


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18 Things Rental Car Companies Won’t Tell You

There's a lot of verbiage in car rental contracts. Do you really need insurance? Should you add a driver? We...


10 of the Best Small-Town Festivals in America

Whether you seek culture, community, or comfort food, these amazing festivals prove that small towns from coast to coast know...


The Strangest Roadside Attraction in Every State

As you travel our great country to see some of its most beautiful sights, don't miss these offbeat attractions you'll...

Why You Shouldn’t Sleep While a Plane Is Taking Off or Landing

It's not because you're going to miss those people applauding the touchdown.


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15 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Be Buying at Gas Stations

Americans spend billions of dollars at gas stations each year—but not on gas. Make the most of your pit stop...


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13 Winter Driving Mistakes That Could Put You in Danger

Safe winter driving is as much about being cautious as it is avoiding dangerous mistakes. We asked winter driving experts...


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This Is the Safest (and Fastest!) Way to Remove Snow from Your Car

We know, it's cold. Here's how to do the job quickly.


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8 Things to Do If Your Car Breaks Down in Winter

When a winter storm hits and you're on the road, there might be no time to think about survival. Remember...


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Your Car Won’t Handle The Rest of the Winter Without These 8 Fixes

Winter is not over yet. Make sure that your car is ready to take on the snow, ice, and cold.