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The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car (Part 2)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.28.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?

A Drive in the Woods: The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Appalachian Trail is back in the news these days. Some of us have indelible memories of our experiences on the trail. Here's my tale of tracing the entire length of it, years back, in, uh, a rented Geo Prizm.

Car Troubles: How to Survive Outside City Life for a Weekend

Ashley Massis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Ashley Massis

Sometimes the biggest cities also stunt your growth as a person. When I moved away from Manhattan, I had a hard lesson in "non-New York adult problems." No longer was it about just about deadbolting my apartment door or hiding my purse in case I fell asleep on the subway.

Remembering My Big, Fat, 1970s Thanksgiving

Lori Ferraro | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

It was a different time then -- no handheld devices, telephones brought to the table, no viral turkey videos and no uploading photos of pumpkin pie. Not that there's anything wrong with that last one, I thoroughly enjoy looking at pictures of pie.

13 Ways To Stay Healthy On Your Summer Road Trip

Posted 08.08.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene Is there anything that screams "freedom" and "summer" more than a few friends, a dusty car, and the open road? The road trip has...

How To Get Away Without Getting On An Airplane

Lisa_Miller | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel

The trip was an easy escape from urban everyday life, but had none of the stress that comes with getting on an airplane.

Win the Backseat Wars With Your Kids (VIDEO)

Kari Haugeto | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Of course we'd never resort to threatening our kids in the car to make them behave. Nuh-uh. But redirection will only get you so far. Then things devolve so quickly into backseat anarchy that the hapless driver is rendered powerless in mediating disputes. What should you do?

The Inability of Children to Hold Onto Toys in A Car

Amber Dusick | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Amber Dusick

We recently went on a trip with the kids. In the car. It wasn't very far, but we were in the car for a good four hours. This detail is actually irrelevant because the following happens EVERY time we are in the car. It is just that it happened 721 times during our trip. This is the story...

'A (Very) Little R&R'

Ron Brounes | Posted 09.22.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

Once kids enter the equation, the whole dynamic completely changes and the term "vacation" no longer applies.

Kids' Top-Secret Tips For Family Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Most of the kids on my panel didn't really think travel was as fun and educational as their parents did, but, on the bright side, almost as many wanted to hit the road as hang out at home. Here are their secrets to make travel more fun.