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Making the Most of Your Road Trip Through Cape Cod

Rolling sand dunes collide with white sandy beaches. Narrow main streets wind through small villages, locals stroll by at a relaxed pace, dainty homes line the streets and delicious local delicacies tempt passersby. All of these quaint attractions have made Cape Cod a preferred vacation destination for decades. Driving to and around Cape Cod makes for a road trip filled with special moments unlike anywhere else. Plan on spending three or four days in the area so you can fully appreciate the beauty.

How to Plan Your Visit to a U.S. National Park

Regardless of your concept of beautiful scenery, thrilling adventure, or perfect serenity, the vast selection of United States National Parks means that at least one park—or many!—will enthrall you. Before you head out, you need to know which parks to visit, when you should go and the cost involved. Read on to find out.

Road Trip Activities for Children

“I love resting in the back seat on a road trip. It gives me time to think.” Yes, that would be nice, but have you honestly ever heard this from any child? Backseat moods in the real world are usually more akin to the Grizwolds as they painfully made their way towards Wally World. Sadly, the enthusiasm of a vacationing parent does not always trickle down to their children, fidgeting and complaining along the highway. You may even recall being in the same position yourself on a long-distance road trip and wondering “Are we there yet?” So, how can you make the journey more enjoyable, memorable and peaceful for your young ones?

Tips for Traveling in a Recreational Vehicle

Are you planning a trip in an RV? Whether you are traveling in a motorhome or dragging along a trailer, get ready for an unforgettable experience. It can unite your family and give you lasting memories. What can you do to keep the road trip fun and safe for everyone? Here are some of our favorite tips for traveling in a recreational vehicle.

Keeping Up With Routine Vehicle Maintenance

Summer maintenance, winter maintenance, before-a-road-trip maintenance . . . car owners can easily feel like they spend more time doing maintenance than actually driving their vehicles! However, you can’t deny the benefits of doing the right maintenance at the right time.

What Should You Know Before Driving Into Mexico?

Are you dreaming of taking an exciting road trip? Why not make Mexico your next getaway? But, what should you know before driving into Mexico?

Route 66—What's it All About?

Should You Visit the Legendary Highway Route 66? People have sung to it, created movies about it and even wrote poetry that praises it. Who would have thought that a simple highway could provoke such deep emotions? For almost 60 years, Route 66 passed through eight states and connected the United States in a way that people previously only dreamed about. You can still travel much of the originally uninterrupted route that took travelers from Chicago to Los Angeles. Why should you go, and what can you see along the way?

The Danger of Driving in Rural Areas

If you do not use the word "rural" very often, this basically refers to the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Is it safer to drive in a city or in a rural area? Most people would probably respond that country roads are much safer. After all, there are fewer cars! A driver doesn’t have to worry about as many fender benders. There are no furious taxi drivers shouting at you as you try to maneuver through the streets. And, in general, there is less chaos on the nation's backroads. However, most people would be wrong.

What Should You Know Before Driving In Canada?

Majestic mountain ranges, expansive lakes and breathtaking prairies all make Canada a popular destination for visitors from the United States. You can appreciate these peaceful sights, even more, when you take the time to drive through this vast country. However, what should you know before driving in Canada?

Should I Join a Roadside Assistance Program?

Oh no! It happened again . . . another flat tire. And this time, you forgot to put the new spare tire back in the trunk. What are you going to do? That type of uncomfortable situation has existed ever since cars were invented. For that reason, automobile clubs that provide roadside assistance have existed for almost as long as cars have been around.

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