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RV versus van road trip

2020 has been the year to get out on the road. It seems everyone has decided to try an RV trip across the country or to spend the online school semester on four wheels — with record RV sales and more people setting out on their first #vanlife excursion. Even among those who aren’t planning […]

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Cool motels in the US

Choosing where to rest your head when driving America was once a straightforward choice: follow the glaring neon “vacancy” sign. But over the last decade many roadside motels have undergone transformations that make planning where to stay on route even more exciting. These motels, located from Massachusetts to Louisiana, are at the forefront of this […]

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The best road trip from St. Louis th

With most downtown professionals working from home, and capacity restrictions in place for major tourist attractions on the coasts, now is an ideal time for that road trip to the Midwest you’ve been putting off. Indeed, rather than blowing an outrageous amount of money on a mediocre, two-star hotel near the beach or in a […]

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Kevin Costner road-trip app

If you heard that Kevin Costner was involved in an iPhone app, you might think it had something to do with baseball. It’s not baseball, but it’s something equally as American — road trips. The unfortunate reality of a cross-country road trip is that we often fly through points of interest without actually learning much […]

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Pandemic cross country road trip

The pandemic has made being in public difficult, eating at restaurants strained, and taking most leisure trips dangerous or irresponsible. It’s also made things that were challenging long before COVID-19, like moving across the country, a nightmare. I experienced this firsthand when I drove cross country with my fiance, our two dogs, and a one […]

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Best coastal road trip from Perth

Western Australia is the largest state in Australia, a vast area of over 976,000 square miles facing the Indian Ocean to the west and north and the Southern Ocean along its southern border. The state’s population is about 2.6 million, with 92 percent living in the southwestern corner where the capital of Perth sits. North […]

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Lewis and Clark-inspired road trip

When a plane touches down on a runway and you see a new place with fresh eyes, it’s easy to feel — even for just a moment — like an explorer venturing to a blank space on a map. The first travelers weren’t vacationers booking scuba tours but explorers intent on demystifying what was unknown […]

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World record US cross-country drive

If you keep putting off that cross-country road trip because you can’t take three weeks off work, you could always follow in the footsteps of these guys and do it over the course of a weekend instead. Arne Toman, Douglas Tabbutt, and Berkeley Chadwick said they drove from New York City to Los Angeles in […]

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How to plan a van road trip

You don’t have to quit your job or sell all your worldly possessions to experience the #vanlife. Heck, you don’t even have to buy or refurbish a van yourself. You can actually rent the #vanlife, which for the purpose of avoiding cultural appropriation we’ll call “taking a van-cation.” But know, dear reader — this type […]

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The best road trips in Iceland

Iceland’s meteoric rise to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world makes it essential to find new and unique ways to explore the island nation, and nothing allows for more options than road-tripping. Whether you’ve got three days, a week, or two weeks, exploring by car is an incredible way to see […]