Road Trips

Road trips with family or friends are a perfect way to see the country. Explore ideas and tips for road trips in these articles.

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If you've always wanted to drive a high-end sports car for a day, there is no shortage of options and experiences open to you. But how do you pick the right one?

By Rebecca Treon

Itching for a road trip that is as exhilarating as it is memorable? Check out one of these five drives that you surely won't forget.

By Cherise Threewitt

There's a method behind the automotive madness of this massive traffic circle in Swindon, England.

By Christopher Hassiotis


You've worked your whole life so far, and now it's time to enjoy yourself. And there's no better way than making good use of America's highways. So, what are some of the best road trips for retirees who are looking for adventure?

By Garth Sundem

Writers like Jack Kerouac and William Least Heat-Moon have elevated the road trip to a soul-seeking journey. But who can seek out their soul when they're stressed?

By Clint Pumphrey

Road trips are an iconic part of the American experience. Make the most of your journey with these helpful prep tips.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

California is known for its stunning natural beauty and miles of open road. Why not combine two of the state's greatest attributes and head out on a California road trip? Here are five ideas.

By Dave Roos


Everybody loves a road trip. But when gas prices are high, trips can be pricey. How can you calculate the cost of gas for your trip?

By Clint Pumphrey

It's summertime, and the open road calls. There's so much to see, so much to do -- and so much to pack! Here are 10 road trip essentials.

By Marie Willsey

The cardinal rule of road trips is to do what thou whilst -- it's your open road, your freedom and your chance to do everything you want to do and very little that you don't. But there are some things not to be missed!

By Garth Sundem

There's nothing quite as thrilling as hitting the open road, but mounting costs can put a damper on your enthusiasm. What can you do to keep road trip expenses in check?

By Gerlinda Grimes


For many drivers, using a GPS to point the way to a new destination has become a matter of course. But can you transfer an entire road trip itinerary to your GPS?

By Jacob Clifton

Lots of vacations are about the destination -- whether it's a theme park or a national park -- but a road trip is just as much about the journey. How can you make your road trip great?

By Jacob Clifton

Making the choice between driving and flying requires that you juggle multiple factors and figure out how important each is to you. While it's great to save money, be sure to consider all the factors that might weigh on the quality of your trip.

By Akweli Parker

How do you decide whether to make your trip by car or by train? Well, there are advantages to both -- but, in the end, it's up to you to make a decision that best suits your travel needs.

By Christopher Lampton


Kids and long car rides can be a lethal combination. Here are 10 ways to keep the kids happy -- and your sanity intact -- during your next road trip.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Some trips take weeks, if not months, of planning. Others take as long to plan as it does to load up your tote bag. What should you do to make your impromptu road trip awesome?

By Stephanie Watson

Just looking at that sign might make you want to get behind the wheel. Before you head for the open road, get your kicks by reading How Road Trips Work.

By Nicholas Gerbis

What fun is a road trip without some games to play in the car? These 10 are sure to make the time fly -- and hopefully keep the kids quiet while you drive.

By Jill Jaracz


Summer means road trip time, but how do you make those long hours in the car pass more quickly? Check out our road trip games list for some old favorites and new ideas.

By Sarah Winkler

Over the years, countless drivers have packed their bags and hit the asphalt for a road trip. But have you ever thought about what the very first long-distance jaunt in an automobile was like?

By Jane McGrath

Road trips to the beach are as tired as bad sunburns. When's the last time you piled into the car to enrich your mind, we ask? Here are 10 awesome destinations for the budding scientists among us.

By Jonathan Atteberry

Summer is the perfect time for hitting the road. So gas up the car and program the GPS as we explore our top 10 stops for a tech road trip.

By Robynne Boyd


When you're planning your next vacation, forget Vegas and Disney. Travel back in time instead and embark on a fossil-filled road trip.

By Michael Franco

Thanks to a booming technology industry that caters to people on the go, the comforts of home may soon take a backseat to their travel alternatives. What gadgets should you bring on your next road trip?

By John Kelly