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If Things Can Go Wrong, They Just Might

Carolee Nance Kolve | Posted 01.29.2015 | Travel
Carolee Nance Kolve

"Travel light" is generally my motto, except for our annual winter trek from Portland, Oregon, to Palm Desert, California. For this sojourn our porta...

The Open Road: Driving From Portugal to Spain

Findery | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Findery

Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is one the fastest and most efficient ways to travel the continent, my preference is keeping it old school with a nice, laid-back road trip.

A Winter Road Trip Around Kauai

Christine Buckley | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Christine Buckley

There is no better way to explore the country's dramatic and varied landscapes, breathtaking vistas, quaint small towns, and regional subcultures than by loading up the car and hitting the open road.

The Road to Rajasthan

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

The end of the year seems a fitting time to close the 2014 chapter on Route 66 and open the door to new adventures. Months before I committed to the road trip with the Ride for the Relay, I was planning an equally exciting adventure with a group of women to visit India.

Road Trip USA: Ohio

Kevin Richberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

My last adventure was tackling the whitewater rapids on the New River in West Virginia. After driving across the border into Ohio I headed for its third largest city, Cincinnati, for up-close and personal animal encounters at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Route 66, Ride for the Relay, Day 11

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

We all gathered for our second-to-the-last morning meeting and discovered that today was going to be an easy ride with only 70 miles to San Bernadino. This would be our last stop before making the final leap to the Santa Monica Pier.

Route 66, Ride for the Relay, Day 10

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

Just one more night on this magical highway my friends! Tomorrow will be our last full day on the road as we drive to San Bernadino and then the final short leg to the Santa Monica Pier. You have been such great companions on this trip! Thank you for all your support.

Route 66, Ride for the Relay, Day Nine

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

We decided it was fine to be on our own today, as Jen had never been to this wonder of the world, and we wanted to spend more time there. Little did we realize however, the great distances we would be traveling and how little time we'd really have.

Life Is Short. Go Places

Bill Marriott | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

This is a story about the Gonce family, who live in Oak Grove, Mississippi. They are discoverers. Daughters, Lauren and Leslie started out on a trip to Chicago to visit The American Girl store. Their mom and dad, Chris and Leslie, took some detours along the way.

Finding Gratitude in Boxer Briefs

Mikah Meyer | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Mikah Meyer

By removing ourselves from normal surroundings, we are able to look at the world through a new lens. Traveling allows our brains to notice the simple pleasures we overlook in our everyday routines. Those that we forget to give thanks for.

This Victorian-Era Clothing Exhibit Is to Die for... Literally

Roadtrippers | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Not all that long ago, pretty much everything could kill us. It wasn't uncommon for loads of high society Victorian peeps to drop like flies, courtesy of the weirdest way to kick the bucket ever... deadly clothing.

Hey, All You 20-Somethings: Breathe

Lillian Schneider | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
Lillian Schneider

Everyone my age has some dangling worry trailing around after them everywhere that they're somehow not doing everything, that what they're doing is not altogether the right thing, that they are missing out. The doubt is natural, and everyone you know -- yes, even that person -- carries it sometimes too.

The Perfect Three-Day Road Trip Through Virginia

Fathom | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Fathom

When Fathom sent me on a road trip with five other 20-ish travel writers to discover the hidden gems of Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, I was tentatively optimistic and curious.

Ready Or Not, Here Comes Winter Holiday Roadway Congestion

Kari Haugeto | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

When should you start prepping the family vehicle for the changing season and gear up for the dreaded winter holiday shopping and road-trip traffic? What kinds of pre-travel checks do you perform? Are they even necessary?

'Country Road, Take Me Home'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Christi Guthrie

"Glamping" is what I am told by my closet friends that I did this past weekend. Apparently, it is camping glamorously! If that is what it is, then that is indeed what I did!

6 Reasons Why Dominican Republic Road Trips Are the Best

Sonia Gil | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

If you are ever in the Dominican Republic, one of the things you have to do is take a road trip! There is no better way to get to know a new place than by hitting the road and seeing where it takes you.

Can This Long-Time Marriage Survive?

Dianne Harman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Our long-time marriage has become a kind of dinosaur in this day and age where starter marriages have become the norm.

Does the Road Make the Difference? (PHOTOS)

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

No matter what choices life throws at you keep following your path, refuse to settle, and walk your road your way, it makes all the difference.

Rules of the Road on Route 66

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

When I first received the invitation I really wanted to accept, but wrote if off because of our very busy catering business at Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go. Then I stopped and really looked at it for myself. I'm turning 64 this year and I'm proud of it.

Adventure #1: Mexico, 1967

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My best friends and I drove a '60 Chevy from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Acapulco during winter break in 1967. Not only did I turn 18 on the trip, but my bff's were all guys

20 Things You Didn't Know About National Parks (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

We set out to uncover some of the lesser-known facts about the parks, interviewing park rangers, researching weather patterns, and talking to birding fanatics.

How to Make a Mixtape for the Road

Fathom | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Fathom

The best kind of mix celebrates the destination and the travel companion.

Route 66 Here We Come!

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Mary Anne Erickson

When I started this fundraising effort, I had no idea I would be devoting the ride and my desire for a cure to Claudia -- but now I feel a tremendous desire to help eradicate this horrible disease.

How to Hitchhike Around Iceland's Ring Road

Fathom | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Still an acceptable form of travel in Iceland, hitching has its perks: It's cheap and it makes meeting locals easy (and necessary).

5 Things To Do When Your Daughter Is Heartbroken

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

The one thing she wanted was for him to change his mind and that was the one thing I could not give her, or make him do, or fix for her.