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14 Things You Need to Know Before Driving California's Big Sur

David Landsel | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
David Landsel

Visitors to Big Sur can glide through roughly 85 miles of stunning scenery in a couple of hours, but the region remains an overwhelming and somewhat unknowable place to many.

Mom I'm Disabled, Not Dead

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

Being disabled comes with some serious challenges. But we have the choice of allowing those challenges to keep us stuck at home or we can say hey, this makes me appreciate life so much more and I am going to LIVE IT!

Do We Really Need to See the Forest?

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

The wisdom of my childhood implied an urgent necessity to always be aware of the "big picture." Up until recently that wisdom informed my life. I no...

15 of America's Coolest Small Towns

Budget Travel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

This year's 15 contenders -- which stretch from upstate New York to Hawaii -- have a few things in common: populations under 10,000, beautiful locales, thriving downtowns, outstanding community spirit, and a noteworthy food, wine, art, or music scene.

Safari Njema: How to Road Trip Through Tanzania

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Katie Mgongolwa

Tanzania has a way of reeling you in. It is at once so challenging and raw, yet at the same time comforting and nurturing. It is verdant and it is arid. It is ocean and it is mountain; it is highway and it is island.

The Great American Road Trip

Thom Nickels | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Thom Nickels

What is the great American road trip? It's when one or more people pull up roots and decide to see a part of the country. It can be a vacation road t...

WATCH: 'Where The Road Ends'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

There's something about a road that captures the imagination. Those boundless stretches of asphalt and gravel, yawning from coast to coast, à la J...

Terrifying Drives for Brave Road-Trippers

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Buckle up for a tour of highways with hairpin turns, steep cliffs, narrow lanes, extreme weather, and dizzying heights.

America's Best Winter Drives (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Winter's embrace means a slackened tourist pace in many popular warm-weather destinations, so this is an ideal time to explore America's open roads.

Catch Up With Oprah And Gayle's Most Memorable Road Trip Friends

OWN | Posted 12.09.2013 | OWN

In 2006, Oprah and her friend Gayle King embarked on what became a much talked-about (and hilarious) 3,000-mile road trip across the country. When the...

These Rides Show It Truly Is The Journey Not The Destination

Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel

Surfers love telling tales about the best rides of their lives. Usually these stories have to do with their best wave rides, but sometimes it’s the ...

Not the Usual Playlist: 4 Songs About Home

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Henriette Lazaridis

Well, if you're traveling with the aunts and the cousins, it might not mean music at all, unless your last name is Von Trapp, or dare I say Cyrus. Chances are, though, that there will be music and there will, thus, be singing.

Home to Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, S.D., Serves Up Hospitality, History... and a Hearty Meal

Bob Richter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Bob Richter

Only now after standing in front of it can I say that seeing this monument in real life is pretty mind-blowing. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that Mt. Rushmore is a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring experience that you really have to see in person to understand.

Prepare to Be Probed Along America's Extraterrestrial Highway

Roadtrippers | Posted 11.01.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson recently questioned whether human beings were too stupid for aliens to contact. While he may have a point, if Neil's interested in finding intelligent life on Earth, he should road trip down the Extraterrestrial Highway. It's loaded with tiny gray men.

A Recipe For The Perfect Road Trip

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.01.2013 | Travel

The Great American Road Trip can become even greater when you tweak a few simple things about your approach. Heed our advice, grab a couple close f...

America's Best Small Towns

Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel

We love our small towns, from the art and culture, the sense of community to the food. There are so many great small towns; each with a special qualit...

7 Instant Ideas for Weekend Adventure

Suchi Rudra | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Suchi Rudra

I'm a big believer that it takes a lot less money than you might imagine to slip and slide around the world, but what it definitely does take is time. So when you don't have a lot of time, you need a good dose of weekend adventure. Here's some fuel for your weekend fire.

Leaf Peeping in the Northeast

Travelzoo | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

Pronounced "Kank-ah-MAW-gus," this stretch of N.H. Route 112 is dotted with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Northeast, including towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and wooded hikes.

Fall Road Trips [INFOGRAPHIC]

Home Away | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Even in the digital age, road trips remain a classic American pastime. Why are they so popular? Hitting the open road takes us out of our comfort zone, literally and figuratively. Here's a guide to the best routes in the Southeast U.S., as well as some great tips for your next road trip.

A Breathtaking Timelapse

Roadtrippers | Posted 12.11.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

With the U.S. National Parks currently closed, enjoy a visit to one of the most mindblowingly beautiful national parks in all of North America...Pacific Rim National Park. It's Canada's best-kept secret.

Go Home, Street Sign. You're Drunk.

Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel

Road trips have their ups and downs, and long stretches of highways between destinations can be mind-numbing. Sometimes, however, while driving yo...

8 Reasons Why Florida Is Still The Perfect Retirement Spot

Moira McGarvey | Posted 12.04.2013 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

As Baby Boomers begin to turn the corner on one career and move into the next phase of life, research and planning in advance are essential. Many Boomers will start a business, go back to school and volunteer or a combination of all those things. As many as 40 percent of us will move, some to a smaller home in the same area and some to far flung places. Scouting out new locations by going on what I call a Discovery Trip is a great way to learn about the possibilities.

Government Shutdown Ruin Your Vacation? Try These Parks Instead!

Roadtrippers | Posted 12.03.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Don't let the government shutdown get you down. Just do what a real adventurer would do: adapt! There's countless waterfalls, beaches, forests and more just waiting to be discovered in the country's state and county parks.

How To Create The Ultimate Playlist For Your Next Road Trip

Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel

We've given you plenty of options for a fall getaway. You've got your leaf-peeping destinations and your college towns. There's the last minute getawa...

5 Family Travel Destinations That Teach Kids U.S. History

Amy Whitley | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Amy Whitley

The kids are back to school and summer vacation is over. Keep the kids at their studies during fall getaways and weekend trips by visiting a historical landmark, museum or battlefield. Pick from one of these five top U.S. family travel destinations that teach U.S. history: