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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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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...


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.


12 Ways to Plan a Spontaneous Trip Without Going Broke

Last-minute getaways can be exciting and fun—and expensive. If you're not among the rich and famous, these travel experts have...

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30 Things Your Car Mechanic Won’t Tell You

Real mechanics give you the inside scoop on the tricks of the trade.


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11 Crazy Things People Have Done While Driving

Being the multitaskers humans are, few people focus solely on driving when they're in the car. But these folks spend...


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10 Brilliant Tricks for Squeezing EVERYTHING in Your Luggage

With these packing tips, you’ll be able to fit everything you need in your carry-on during your next vacation.


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13 Weird Tricks to Clean Your Car

We found simple, cheap, unexpected tips on how to wash your car to keep it cleaner for longer.