Whether you're traveling with family or friends, HowStuffWorks has everything you need to know about making the most of traveling.
5 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Next Family Vacation
10 Family Friendly Songs for the Car (That Won't Drive Parents Nuts)
Should you let your kids invite friends on vacation?
5 Tips for Avoiding Traffic Tickets on a Road Trip
Should you buy rental car insurance?
5 Tips for Choosing Safe Rest Stops
10 Tips to Pack Like a Pilot
Why People Are Nuts for Buc-ee's
Traveling This Summer? 12 Tips to Navigate Flight Cancellations
Nobody flies more than pilots, so who better to give us tips on packing?
Buc-ee's is not your average convenience store. It's massive. The largest is in Texas and has more than 66,000 square feet and 71 bathrooms.
By Lauren David
Flying this summer has been, well, turbulent. So many flights have been canceled, passengers are lucky to get to their destinations. Is there anything you can do about it?
Chronic overcrowding is turning the once-idyllic floating city of Venice into a nightmare of clogged canals and impassable bridges. The city is taking action, so be prepared to pay if you go.
It's only 180 square miles, but it packs a lot of personality. In fact Andorra is the only country in the world that's ruled by co-princes from different countries.
Who's gonna get you the best hotel deal or tell you not to take that cruise during an outbreak of the latest super bug? Your travel adviser, that's who.
Although there are many contenders for this dubious honor, experts have one particular seat in mind.
You might think it's impossible to fit a week's worth of clothes into a carry-on, but with our packing tips, it's a piece of cake.
By Dave Roos
You may be tempted to buy a few thousand miles because you're oh-so-close to the threshold for a free ticket. But experts say you generally shouldn't do that.
Not all parties are as wild as Edward Russell's 1694 bash, where guests took eight days to polish off the cocktail offerings. These 10 fêtes run the gamut of soirée styles, from staid, formal affairs to creative events with unusual themes.
In India, springtime is marked by an explosion of color as revelers take to the street with fistfuls of powdered pigment to celebrate Holi. What's the history of the holiday and how did color-throwing become the main event?
By Julia Layton
Burning Man is back in the Black Rock Desert for the first time since 2020. What can you expect from this radical event that showcases colorful costumes and massive art installations?
By Julia Layton
Carnival festivities are all about local flavor, and in Rio, that means samba. At the most famous Carnival in Brazil, you'll find dancers, musicians and over-the-top extravagance.
By Julia Layton
Make your next vacation one youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll remember for all the right reasons with these skip-the-stress suggestions.
Travel broadens the mind, but it can also shrink your wallet. Here are five apps that can help save you cash on the road.
By Craig Haggit
Smartphone users can unlock a world of restaurant information simply by downloading a few key apps. Read about our favorite foodie apps.
What might be worse than hearing "Are we there yet?" over and over again for hours on end? "The Wheels on the Bus" over and over again for hours on end. What are some perfect road songs that both parents and children can enjoy?
Vacations are great for spending time with the family, but sometimes it's good for your kids to bring along their friends. But there's a fine line you have to walk when you're responsible for another little one during a lengthy trip.
Most travelers think their own auto insurance will cover rental car accidents, too. But do you honestly know the details of your coverage, how long your coverage will last or how well you're really protected?
Nothing saps the fun from a road trip like being pulled over by a cop. Besides simply obeying traffic laws, how can you avoid a ticket on your next trip?
Vacation can mean spending a week -- an entire week! -- having the best time with your best bud. Sometimes, however, the novelty wears off. What do you need to keep in mind when sending out vacation invitations to your inner circle?
By Tom Scheve
It probably wasn't too long ago when the only person you worried about trashing a hotel room was you. All that changed when you had kids (or started using your own credit card to secure rooms). When's the right time to book them a separate suite?
By Tom Scheve
If your motto for this getaway is "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas," then you might want to leave the impressionable dependents at home. But if you're in the area and you're looking for some family friendly fun, Sin City does provide some options.
If you pack the car in a thoughtful way, your passengers (read: children) will be entertained, well fed and happy while they travel. How do you pack right?
Rest areas are supposed to be safe havens for drivers who need some shut eye. But they're not nearly as secure you'd think. How can you play it safe at rest stops?