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When Your Kids Hit The Highway For A Road Trip -- Alone

Jeb Harrison | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

My 24-year-old daughter and a friend are somewhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway, perhaps at a campground in Great Smokey National Park. I envision the two young Sarah Lawrence film school graduates barricaded behind the Subaru wagon they bought for their road trip, pepper spray and tasers at the ready.

The One Time I Felt Really, Really Old

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 07.05.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

I don't often think about my age or 'act my age' (because I have no idea what that is supposed to mean) or feel my age (again, whatever that is supposed to feel like). Truly, there have only been two times I've felt ... well ... older than I used to be.

7 Tips to Get Your Car Summer Ready

Leslie Pritchard | Posted 06.29.2016 | HuffPost Home
Leslie Pritchard

Summer weather means t-shirts, BBQs, and best of all - road trips! There are so many great road trips to take this summer, but before you gas up and get driving, you need to be sure your car is in top shape.

Your Ultimate All-American Summer | Posted 06.13.2016 | Travel

East Coast, West Coast, down South - one thing's certain across the great USofA: We know how to summer. From inventive state fair dishes and retro gla...

The Best Road Trip Destination in Every State | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel

By Jill Krasny, Nothing heralds the arrival of summer quite like taking a cross-country road trip. But if you're relegated to just one s...

Am I an African?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

Being of this land lies not in the color of your skin, the dialect you speak or your culture. It is an inner being.

10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

Viator | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel

From America's Route 66 to Australia's Great Ocean Road to South Africa's Garden Route, the world is full of unforgettable road trips, but don't write off Europe for your next adventure.

7 Money-Saving Tips for Your Summer Road Trip

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel

By Charlene Oldham, Contributor 2016 will be a record-setting year for gasoline consumption and total miles traveled thanks, in part, to fuel prices ...

5 Epic Road Trips You Have to Take This Summer

Leslie Pritchard | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Leslie Pritchard

Who doesn't love Summer? Warm weather, pool parties, cookouts -- and road trips! This Summer, let's skip the beach and head out on an epic drive through some of the most scenic routes our country has to offer.

Behind the Wheel: My Love Affair With the Open Road

K.C. Wilder | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
K.C. Wilder

When you're a teenager and the oldest of five kids, trust me, there is nothing better than getting out of the house alone. Rolling on back roads in my clunky little wagon, a boom box on the passenger seat playing mix tapes oozing teen angst... Man, that was the coolest.

Top 5 Ways You Can Survive Road Trips With Your Kids

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 04.05.2016 | Education
Charmaine Belonio

When you drive to and from work, you know how driving can be impossibly painful even when you're sitting in the car alone. So when the time comes that...

Top 5 Ways You Can Survive Road Trips With Your Kids

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Charmaine Belonio

Family road trips are one of the best memories you can give your children. Make all the preparations before you buckle up and drive so it will not just be unforgettable, but safe for everyone.

When I'm 64 Victory Tour: Los Angeles, Cambria, San Fran and Napa

Tara Fass | Posted 03.29.2016 | Travel
Tara Fass

UCSB professor and painter, Dan Linz's Santa Ynez wildflowers Spring 2016 Recent rainfall has softened the four year drought plaguing our Golden Stat...

Interesting Places to Discover on a Texas Road Trip

Deevra Norling | Posted 02.29.2016 | Travel
Deevra Norling

With nearly 200,000 of lane miles and more than 50,000 bridges Texas has the biggest highway system in the United States. With this much road to cover, if you're a fan of the classic road trip there's a lot to discover in the Lone Star State.

How to Drive in the Snow Like a Pro

Map Happy | Posted 02.16.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Slow down. I mean it. Go as slowly as necessary. Don't just reduce the vehicle's speed. Brake sooner than usual and more softly, accelerate more gently and for longer. Treat every action like the car could shatter at any moment.

What You REALLY Need To Know About Changing A Tire

Map Happy | Posted 02.18.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

When a tire blows, there's no need to panic. Follow these handy tips to get off the road safely, fix that flat tire, and get on with your journey.

The 5 Best Day Trips From San Francisco | Posted 02.24.2016 | Travel

By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog It's easy to be captivated by the the City by the Bay with its iconic hills, Victorian architecture...

The 5 Best American Road Trips, Ranked

PureWow | Posted 02.04.2016 | Travel

It's basically written in the Constitution that you must, at some point, hit the open road and explore this beautiful country by car. Here, the five m...

Secrets Car Rental Companies Don't Want You To Know

Thrillist | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel

By: Nicole Rupersburg @ruperstarski Credit: Shutterstock (edited) Anyone who's ever rented a car has likely experienced "car rental apoplexy"...

The Full Lowdown on Car Rental Grace Periods

Map Happy | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

So you rented a car and everything went without a hitch. You got a great deal, used the checklist before leaving the lot, fueled up and saved the rece...

Follow These Steps If Your Car Runs Out of Gas on a Road Trip

Map Happy | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Get to the right lane immediately, put the car into cruise control, turn off the music, burn some sage and hope for the best. It's too late to stock u...

How to Plan Ahead of Your Next Business Trip

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

For most people, part of their New Year's resolution for 2016 is to be able to travel more and go to places they've never been. For those who are constantly traveling for business whether by car, train or plane, business trips oftentimes include some downtime, even after a conference or between client calls.

Renting a Car for the First Time? Know These Things

Map Happy | Posted 12.09.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Having access to a car opens up a great deal of new experiences. But acquiring a rental car isn't as simple as walking in and asking nicely (as I believed. I also do not recommend this approach). In retrospect, I wish knew some of these things before walking up to the counter.

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.