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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Tail of the Dragon, Plus 4 Other Roads That Are Wicked-fun to Drive

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.

See the Swirling Glory of Britain's 7-Circle Magic Roundabout

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

10 Road Trips for Retirees

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?

Top 10 Stress-free Road Trip Ideas

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?

10 Tips for Planning a Cross-country Road Trip

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

5 California Road Trip Ideas

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.

How much gas will you use on your road trip?

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?

10 Essentials to Bring on a Road Trip

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.

What are some fun things to do on a road trip?

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!

How to Save Money While on a Road Trip

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?

5 Tips for Diabetics on Long Road Trips

Living with diabetes is difficult. Maintaining an active lifestyle -- one that includes long road trips -- can be even more challenging. But it is possible.

Can you transfer road trip plans to your GPS?

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?

5 Tips for Planning an RV Road Trip

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?

How should you decide between flying and taking a road trip?

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.

How should you decide between taking a train and taking a road trip?

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.

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids from Driving You Crazy on a Road Trip

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.

Top 10 Road Trip Movies

Looking for a great road trip flick? Drive past the movie equivalents of 10-car pileups and steer straight into the best cinematic journeys of all time with this article.

10 Tips for Spur-of-the-moment Road Trips

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?

How Road Trips Work

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.

10 Noise-free Road Trip Games for Kids

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.

10 Boardless, Pieceless Road Trip Games

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.

What was the first road trip?

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?

What was the first cross-country U.S. road trip?

If you've ever made a cross-country road trip across the U.S., it probably took you a lot of time and cost a bit of money, too. But there was a time when going from coast to coast not only took months -- it was pretty dangerous.

Our Top 10 Stops for a Science Road Trip

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.

Our Top 10 Stops for a Tech Road Trip

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.