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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.

7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

Amy Whitley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
Amy Whitley

Many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy of your family vacation.

5 Types of Guys You're Stuck With on a Road Trip

Annabel Acton | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Annabel Acton

So, your guy friends want to go on a road trip -- and elect you to be the driver. Here are the types of guys that you can get stuck with on a road trip. And we've got the video to show it!

5 Tips to Curb Your Child's Summer Learning Loss

Ellen Fischer | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Ellen Fischer

The National Summer Learning Association states: "To succeed in school and life children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months. All young people experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer."

I Didn't Know That Would Happen #257

Claire Wapole | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Claire Wapole

Ever since my first pregnancy, I developed a super sonic sense of smell. During each pregnancy it caused me to pretty much hate the scent of everything except Ivory soap and lemons. With the delivery of my last child, the intensity of scent aversion diminished, but it's still there and it's often the cause of some heated arguments.

You Can Still Go On 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

To celebrate the 30th birthday of what is arguably the best thing to come out of 1985 -- the film "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" -- Los Angeles-based photo...

Travel With Teens: Road Trip Tips

Beth Markley | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Beth Markley

We've taken dozens of family road trips, but I'd never appreciated how much things have changed from the days when disrupted nap or meal schedules could lead to meltdowns. Still, travel with teens comes with its own challenges.

Top 10 Hacks That Turn Your Normal Road Trip into an Adventure

Quora | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel
Quora

Here are a few of my favorites tips & tricks for making a road trip that is the adventure rather than just a road trip that just gets you to a destination.

4 Excellent Post-Breakup Road Trips

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Shermans Travel

After a relationship has tanked to the point of no return, there's nothing quite like getting in the car -- either by yourself or with a bestie or two -- and taking your mind off everything on the open road.

The Science Behind Why You Can't Read in the Car

Thrillist | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

Why do some of us fall violently ill just by glancing at a book in a moving car, while others can read through an entire road trip without any problem at all? Here's the scientific lowdown on what makes carsickness tick, as well as what you can do to prevent (or at least minimize) its wickedly brutal effects.

Hawaii By Moped: 5 Perfect Itineraries

Orbitz.com | Posted 06.25.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

If there's one thing you'll see in the Aloha State more than surfboards, it's mopeds. These tiny two-wheelers seem to strike the perfect balance for visitors seeking a relaxed way to see the sights.

The 5 Best Coastal Drives In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

One of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon coast is Haystack Rock, forever known as Goonies Rock, thanks to its appearance at the end of the 1981 kidventure flick The Goonies.

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

Quora | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel
Quora

Let your imagination go wild. Try to pose dilemmas with equally good, or equally bad, alternatives, and make the other person's decision really difficult. They can be realistic or fantastic, sober or outlandish.

Weirdest Roadside Attractions in the US

Jetsetter.com | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

If you've ever taken a cross-country road trip, you know it's true: America has some weird sh*t going on. Nothing beats the oddities you're about to see on this list. Drive on.

America's 10 Best Summer Road Trips for 2015

Fodor's | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Fodor's

With gas prices predicted to remain at travel-tempting lows, 2015 is destined to be the summer of the road trip. Around the country, new additions are spicing up classic routes, and important anniversaries are being celebrated along dedicated drives. Add in a few itineraries inspired by summer blockbusters, and you've got 10 exciting and affordable options.

The Best Tourist Attraction in Every State

Thrillist | Posted 06.07.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

One of the best things about this great nation of ours is that we don't like to be bored. Like, ever. But mostly, on road trips. Which is why we have all these bizarre roadside attractions.

Iceland Travelogue Combines Humor and Travel Insights

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Pam Stucky

Iceland. What used to be a rare destination is now all the rage, and with several airlines offering nonstop flights from many cities around the world, getting there is easier than ever.

Dieting's a Trip: How to Stay the Course on Vacation

Travelzoo | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Travelzoo

By Mandy Levy, Travelzoo The very best things about summertime-cross-country road tripping are, in order of ascending wonderfulness: 1. Windows down...

The 3 Greatest American Road Trips to Take in Summer

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.15.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

With gas prices more than a full dollar lower than this time last year -- the lowest they've been since 2009 -- there's no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are our six favorite road trip itineraries, including where to stop, where to stay and what you'll see along the way.

How 7 People Would Spend 24 Hours In Philly

Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel

If your knowledge of Philadelphia begins and ends with the “Rocky” montage, get ready to learn that there’s way more to the city than an inspiri...

The Most Interesting Roads In The World

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Nicole Leigh West

Fancy a road trip? With so many fascinating drives across the globe, you're spoilt for choice. Here's a list of 10 of the most beautiful, diverse and scenic roads to get you started.

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.

The Best Farmers' Markets In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These markets are definitely worth the trip.

Road Tripping: The Worn Wear Tour

Hellin Kay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Style
Hellin Kay

When I was I high school in the late '80s I started a recycling club, which still functions to this day, and have always supported the recycling ethos: reduce, reuse, recycle.