General view of atmosphere at Oscar Mayer Wienermoblie 75th birthday celebration at West 75th Street on July 18, 2011, in New York City
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The Wienermobile’s Kitschy Cruise Across Majestic America

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is a household name that’s become an important part of American culture. Most know the Oscar Mayer brand thanks to its familiar colors, jingle, and hard-to-miss vehicle. One hundred years on, the hot-dog-shaped Wienermobile is still cruising America and capturing hearts. Here’s a look at where it began and where it’s headed …

Alamo, Enterprise, and National car rental agency signs at Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport
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How to Get the Best Deals on Rental Cars

With all of the rules and restrictions surrounding flying during the pandemic, more travelers have turned to road trips. Although many people rent vehicles for a road trip, car rental companies are still struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Many are offering incentives in an effort to draw business. If you’re planning a road trip, …

An RV driving through a national park
Marine & RVs

Here’s How to Make Your First RV Trip a Success

Planning an RV trip is a bit different than planning your typical vacation. For a first time RV owner or renter, that can be pretty intimidating. Don’t let that get you down, though. Instead, try keeping these tips in mind when embarking on your first RV trip. Consider staying close to home for your first …

Perfect northeast road trip scene. Mountain road through Storm King State Park.
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The Fall Road Trip Is the New Summer Road Trip

The great American road trip is back, baby! People are taking to the roads all over the country as isolation and cabin fever mounts in an increasing heap. Even in the teaming metropolises where personal vehicles aren’t that common, people have been buying up cars, trucks, and motorcycles to get out of town and isolate …

Marine & RVs

This Custom Winnebago RV Is A Cozy Cabin on Wheels

For many people, the ultimate level of relaxing means a cozy cabin in the mountains. Travel enthusiasts love the ease and convenience of traveling with an RV. You have complete control over your own schedule without stressing about missing flights or scheduling hotel stays. If you want the best of both worlds, this nostalgic Winnebago …

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Is the 2020 Mazda MX-5 RF Good For Road Trips?

If you had to think about the perfect car for road trips, you would probably think of something comfortable and fuel-efficient, like a Lexus ES hybrid, for example. Sport car enthusiasts might think of something like a Corvette, considering you can achieve around 30 mpg and travel pretty well with it. But the last car …

a GulfStream Coach RV trailer in a green lawn with a pleasant forested backdrop
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Pet Traveling Tips for RV Owners

Going on an RV trip often means bringing a pet. But, traveling may make a pet uncomfortable, skittish, anxious, or a few other adjectives. Below are some helpful tips to make sure Fido or Felix gets to enjoy the RV trip as much as possible with the family. Plan some time in the RV ahead …

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Safest Snacks To Enjoy While Driving

Whether you’re running late for work or on a multiple-day road trip, we’ve all been guilty of stopping for a snack along the way. Sometimes we have a few moments to stop and eat, but other times we just have to grab food and go, and that can mean trying to eat while you drive. …

2020 Lexus RX 350 | Lexus

Best Road Trip Cars: Lexus RX

If you’ve been searching for a well-rounded luxury vehicle, you’ve probably come across the 2020 Lexus RX as a worthy contender. The 2020 Lexus RX has earned praise for being upscale, practical, and affordable.  Comfort is also a notable aspect of the RX. It’s so comfortable in fact that Consumer Reports has considered it as …

2020 Kia Telluride parked with mountain scenery

Best Road Trip Cars: Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride came out swinging in 2020. This completely brand-new SUV has dominated the market with its bevy of tech features and exceptional comfort. The Telluride is a remarkable vehicle that’s ideal for many driving situations with Consumer Reports most recently naming it the best three-row midsized SUV for road trips.  How the Telluride …

The 2020 Subaru Outback is seen in a U.S. National Park-themed display at AutoMobility LA
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Best Road Trip Cars: Subaru Outback

Just like it’s corporate sibling, there’s something about the Subaru Outback that just makes you want to get up and go. The Outback is expressive, fun, and dynamic too. This elevated wagon has won the hearts of many and has also earned a top spot on Consumer Reports’s best road trip vehicle lists. Here’s what …

2020 Ford Expedition outside in field.
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Best Road Trip Cars: Ford Expedition

The 2020 Ford Expedition has been a standout for many reasons this year. It’s considered as one of the best family cars you can buy. The Expedition is one of the few vehicles that can haul a large brood and pull heavy cargo at the same time. Because of this, Consumer Reports has dubbed the …

2020 Toyota Sienna SE Premium AWD
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Best Road Trip Cars: Toyota Sienna

Lots of parents don’t want to accept the defeat associated with picking a minivan as their next family-friendly vehicle. But on the flip side, kids love them. A minivan’s large size almost makes it feel like a spaceship to young children. My parents got a Toyota Sienna when I was a kid and my siblings …

a new white Toyota Sienna with the sun shine in the bareback ride
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How to Stay Comfortable on Long Road Trips

Going on a road trip is a fun idea but in reality, they can be physically painful. Fortunately, there are many ways to help keep you comfortable on a long excursion. We have gathered some of our favorite tips from Consumer Reports to help make your next road trip as pleasant as possible. Don’t forget …

2019 Infiniti QX60 Limited

Best Road Trip Cars: Infiniti QX60

The Infiniti QX60 is basically the luxury version of the classic Nissan Pathfinder.  With that being said, if you’re looking for luxury SUV that’s particularly family-friendly, the QX60 is definitely worth considering. In fact, the QX60 is so accommodating that Consumer Reports has named it the best luxury three-row SUV for road tripping in 2020. …

Sedans & Coupes

Best Road Trip Cars: Volkswagen Arteon

If you’re looking for a cushioned ride that’s also practical and lively, the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon might be the sedan for you. The Arteon incorporates both luxury and efficiency, making it an attractive buy. This sedan’s acceleration and driving dynamics helped it earn the title as the best luxury sedan for road tripping according to …

A red 2020 Subaru Legacy Sport cruising down the highway.
Sedans & Coupes

Best Road Trip Cars: Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy is one of those cars that prioritizes comfort above all else. And because of this, Consumer Reports has deemed it as one of the best road trip vehicles you can buy. This sedan is versatile enough to fit a variety of driver’s needs and comes with many desirable features. Here we will …

the red rear of an all new 2020 Toyota Camry with the sporty TRD package
Sedans & Coupes

Best Road Trips Cars: 2020 Toyota Avalon

Road trip season is officially here and fortunately for us, it’s the least impacted way to travel during COVID-19.  The journey is just as important as the destination, if not more so when it comes to road-tripping. Based on Consumer Reports data and in honor of the beginning of road trip season, we are starting …

A Jeep Wrangler on display at a car dealership
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How to Prepare for a Road Trip During the Coronavirus

Right now it seems like we are doing this balancing act of returning to a sense of normalcy in our lives while still taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously. Summer of 2020 will obviously be unusual with people flying less and others willing to drive a little more. Fortunately, road tripping is not officially out of …

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Avoid These Common Road Trip Mistakes This Summer

With Summer vacation arriving and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak starting to lift, many families are getting ready for a traditional summer-time adventure: the road trip. Road trips can be fun, educational, and build life-long memories, but they can also be stressful and even dangerous. Before you pack up your road trip essentials …

a new white Toyota Sienna with the sun shine in the bareback ride
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How to Get Your Car Drive-In Movie Ready

Aside from the occasional bout of nostalgia, many of us have probably not thought about going to see a movie at a drive-in theatre for years. Now, drive-in movie theatres are rising in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic, which makes sense because of social distancing efforts. So, if you’re looking to get out of the …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Off-Roading

So, you just picked an off-roading adventure location, but you might not be sure of how to prepare for the excursion. Off-roading can get pretty dicey which is why preparation is key. Technically, you can off-road in any vehicle, but a designated heavy-use SUV or truck is the best way to go. Dune buggies, dirt …

2020 Subaru WRX driving on a canyon road.
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Automotive Adventure Travel For Your Bucket List

One day we will be traveling again. If the spirit of travel and adventure drives you, you’ve likely swooned over Instagram images of exotic vacations taken by celebrities and notable figures. While these automotive adventures will cost more than the average road trip, you may be surprised to learn that these bucket list trips like …

Audi S6 Interior
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Ready For a Road Trip? Audi Will Take You to Australia

Cabin fever has set in for many of us since being quarantined for the last several weeks. Coloring pages, virtual museum tours have helped but not totally. So, Audi’s Australian marketing agency decided to take this as an opportunity to lift people’s spirits by posting a 4-hour long video on youtube of a beautiful relaxing …