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Memorial Day Travel: American Families Pay at the Pump

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Ken Blackwell

Everyone knows that domestic oil production has been surging, and that this has created tens of thousands of jobs and improved our balance of trade. Doesn't the Great American Oil Boom also mean that families won't have to spend as much on the Great American Road Trip?

U.S. Oil Boom Makes Gas Cheaper, But Not by Much

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil sourced in the United States is cheaper and therefore means less pain at the pump for American drivers. When adjusted for inflation, however, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is still high because of international dynamics, AAA said Monday.

U.S. Gas Prices May Fluctuate if Canadian Bottleneck Eases

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Canadian oil producers may get a better price for crude in the overseas markets because of the glut of oil in the North American market. That in turn could reshape the U.S. price market for retail gasoline, AAA said Monday.

Going Undercover With a Top-Secret Hotel Inspector From AAA

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I wanted to know what Ted looks for when he scopes out fancy four-diamond joints like Wilmington's Hotel Du Pont, where I was booked for one night. I wanted to know how he rates the food and service at restaurants. And, most of all, I wanted to know what Ted's life is like.

This Holiday Season, Commit to Being a Smart Driver

Julie Lee | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

The holiday season is upon us, and so is an influx of drivers on America's roads. And while the headaches of holiday traffic are well-documented in popular culture the dangers of holiday driving are no laughing matter.

GHSA Chairman's Remarks

Debbie Hersman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Debbie Hersman

Thank you for the kind introduction - it's great to be here in beautiful California - the busiest state when it comes to highway travel. I have worked with GHSA for many years, but the last time I addressed your annual conference was in 2009 in Savannah.

New Report About Hands-Free Texting Could Surprise You

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles

With Siri on the iPhone and Bluetooth in dashboards, it's a lot easier for drivers to talk or text on their cellphones -- but a study released Wednesd...

Car Shopping Tips for Older Drivers

Jim T. Miller | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While the automotive industry doesn't make vehicles specifically designed for senior citizens, they do make certain vehicles with features that can help accommodate the needs of older drivers.

PHOTOS: 2013's AAA Five Diamond Hotels

Posted 01.18.2013 | Travel

AAA has added nine hotels and four restaurants to its prestigious Five Diamond list. The 77th AAA/CAA Five Diamond Award list was released Friday,...

Global Travel Indicators For 2013

William D. Chalmers | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Here are the top seven global travel-related barometers that, when taken as a whole, indicate positive global travel trends for 2013.

What Happens When I'm Left Alone for 12 Days

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Marc visited his family in San Diego for the Christmas holidays. I was invited to accompany him but opted for twelve glorious days of soul-searching, stress-free solitude and serenity.

Cheap Gasoline No Christmas Miracle

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

If gasoline prices for this December are at their lowest levels since last December, perhaps it's a reflection of normal activity in the refinery market following a very volatile year.

A Record-Breaking Trend In Southern California

Ventura County Star | Cheri Carlson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Tammy Silva of Ventura will join what is expected to be a record number of travelers this holiday break, heading to Big Bear with her family. "We hav...

Christmas Comes Early For Drivers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 12.18.2012 | Money

For drivers all across the country, Christmas has come early. The average price of a gallon of regular gas fell to $3.24 on Tuesday, its lowest rat...

Study Reveals Surprising Fact About Senior Drivers

Posted 12.05.2012 | Fifty

At the age of 97, Bill Keller has no need for a taxi service or public transportation -- he uses his car to get everywhere he needs to go. While he ca...

New York Learned Oil Supply Lesson The Hard Way

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | New York

By Joshua Schneyer and Selam Gebrekidan NEW YORK, Nov 27 (Reuters) - At 4 p.m. on Oct. 29, as heavy winds battered the...

New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

If your block in New Orleans feels spooky at night, you're not alone.

Dirty Dozen Travel Myths

William D. Chalmers | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

It is near the end of summer and we are all just coasting along until Labor Day. Many of us are now susceptible to believe things that just aren't true -- like campaign commercials! Travel is no different. Urban legends and false truism abound among us fellow travelers.

TechScape: Turning On the Crowdsourcing Spigit

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

I'm going to make a prediction, right here; right now: This crowdsourcing phenomenon is just getting started and Yammer is just the beginning of what is sure to be a clown-car chase for the best companies in this sector.

The Downgrades: Forget the 1%. It's the 9%, Stupid!

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The downgrades in the credit ratings of major banks mean very little to the average consumer, but the downgrade in the credibility of Congress and the mess we have made of our financial regulatory structure should give us all pause.

Gas Prices May Drop Dramatically By Fall, Analysts Say

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

Have drivers seen the worst? Analysts say the latest oil prices indicate that gas prices may settle below $3 by the fall. With gas prices down 6 p...

Sharon Silke Carty

Gas Prices On The Decline Through Summer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

Gas prices have been falling for five consecutive weeks, defying prognosticators who said the cost would soar to a national average of $5 a gallon. ...

Moi, J'ai été Experte Dans Une Agence De Notation...

Sara Bertin | Posted 03.24.2012 | France
Sara Bertin

Les notes des agences, même le fameux AAA, sont une opinion. Elles ne sont ni une vérité, ni une recommandation d'achat ou de vente. Une simple opinion.

Sen. Webb To Mayor Gray: Investigate Expired Registration Arrests

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) sent a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday, asking Gray to investigate reports that the city is jai...

Was It Illegal For The Port Authority To Raise Bridge And Tunnel Tolls?

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Cash tolls increased Sunday on bridges and tunnels owned by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Cash tolls on the Geor...