My friend Sara tells this story about a road trip with her dog Dakota where somewhere during a 14-hour drive her Husky-mix got car sick and vomited all over the back of the car. Then, embarrassed by the vomit, managed to pee all over the back of the vehicle as well. Her car was never the same.
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Planning trips with friends can be a tremendous and painful undertaking. Depending on your group, you'll either end up with a bunch of people who just want you to figure everything out on your own (so they can complain about it when you do), or a group of highly-opinionated friends who all have their own ideas on what the "perfect" destination and hotel might be, to a point that no one can agree on anything.
Parents, you've heard the advice: When taking a long flight or road trip with little kids, make sure to bring activities. And so you do. As soon as the young travellers buckle their seat belts, you hand over a backpack or box full of fun stuff to keep them entertained for the duration of the ride, and then recline your seat in bliss. Your job, you believe, is complete. Holiday, here we come!
The heart of the family road trip is the never-ending potential for spontaneous adventures. Along your drive, you might spot a cool adventure playground or a lake with a rope swing or an Instagram-famous spot. When you stop, you'll need the right clothing and gear.
When you're over in the US, one of the best things to do is visit the famous national parks where you get to see the preserved natural wonders; each park offers unique views. Recently a former National Geographic photographer visited every national park and tabulated the ones most likely to take your breath away.
We've all watched movies about people who embark on a great American road trip. If you've finally committing to going on one yourself, here's a piece of advice: roadside attractions are a fun way to break up a long drive, and chances are, there's something to see along any route you take. This map from Roadside America can help you plan your stops.
A lot of you will be travelling during Christmas, which means planes, trains and automobiles and while you are hurtling towards your destination, you will probably get hungry. Eating while on the move isn't that hard, but eating while travelling in a way that is actually pleasurable can be tricky. Here's how to make the experience a little more tasty.