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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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This Is Why You Never See UPS Drivers Turning Left

There's a surprisingly logical reason.


7 Tricks to Make Yourself Stop Texting and Driving

Despite knowing the dangers of texting and driving, many people still do it. Take these steps to keep your hands...


8 Tricks You Need to Stay Awake During Long Drives

Snap your body out of trying to drift off so you can stay safe behind the wheel.


Can’t Sleep on Vacay? 17 Tips to Snooze Better When Traveling

In an unfamiliar setting, your ears pick up every noise and you're hyperaware of your surroundings, making it harder than...



My Dad Helped Carve Mount Rushmore, and His Photos of the Project Are Kind of Amazing

My father told me he worked on the eyes of Thomas Jefferson and on the facial features of Abraham Lincoln....


When the Bison Walked in Front of Our Car, I Knew My Sons and I Picked the Perfect Rockies Road Trip

Adventures abound for a mom and her two boys amidst the glaciers, lakes, and forests of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.


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Organize Your Car: 6 Quick Tricks That Stop the Mess for Good

There really is a place for everything—even on the road. Use these clever tricks to keep your car clutter-free and...


8 Gadgets that Run on a Cigarette Lighter

Cigarette lighters are still pretty much standard in cars, but how many of us actually use them to spark tobacco?


6 Key Stops for a Quirky Tour of the U.S.A.

Make sure to stop by these hidden treasures on your next road trip.


Zen Travel Advice: Remember to Get Lost

The best experiences can't be planned.


What Unites These States?

Philip Caputo traveled from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, asking everyday Americans what holds our country together. In the...


Going on a Road Trip? Remember to Pack These!

Driving to Grandma's house for the holidays? Here's everything you'll need to keep a carload of travelers happy, safe, and...


Genius Ways to Save on Gas

Did you know that 39% of Americans are considering a hybrid or plug-in for their next car? Even if you...


Survival Stories: Hot, Thirsty, and Lost in Death Valley

Three women took a drive to Death Valley for a day of exploring. Three days and 300 miles later, they...

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Hey, Mr. President: Have I Got a Burger For You

Now, there’s no beef here, Mr. President, because clearly you know your way around a patty (ahem, obamaeatingburgers.tumblr.com), but when


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Look Twice: 10 Funny Hotel Photos

Fancy camera tricks—busted! If you’ve ever been disappointed entering a not-so-majestic hotel room after falling for it on the property’s


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25+ American Tourist Restaurants that Locals Swear By

These restaurants may be listed in every guidebook, but they evoke fierce hometown pride from those in the know and...


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Easy-to-Make Recipes While Cooking on Vacation

These fast, tasty ideas will help you save time and money when making meals away from home.


American Trivia: Great State Nicknames

Think you can tell the Beehive State from the Volunteer State? Quiz yourself and see.

American Quiz: Highest, Lowest, Oldest, and Largest

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of trivia: Test yourself as we spotlight nine notable locations across America.


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Unforgettable Car Stories: Staff Picks

Our editors reflect on the rides that meant the most to them, from their first set of wheels in high...


The 9 Best-Kept Travel Gems America has to Offer

Tourist attractions are popular for good reason, but be sure to take time on your travels to seek out hidden...


21 Essential Hiking Tips

Follow these tips and stay safe on the trails.


10 Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Don't destroy your diet on the road, pack these healthy snacks before you go on your trip.


Great Road Trips: Hidden Gems

The best road trips in America you may not have heard about.