Megabus.com: A Safe & Cost-Effective Road Trip Alternative

Megabus.com: A Safe & Cost-Effective Road Trip Alternative

With a proven record of low-cost express service between major North American cities, megabus.com leads the pack with its cutting-edge safety initiatives. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by megabus.com, but the text and opinions are all mine. As a travel writer, I...
How to Find Anything Anywhere: 16 Top GPS Travel Apps

How to Find Anything Anywhere: 16 Top GPS Travel Apps

Bored? Lost? Need to get away? Satisfy your spirit of wanderlust at home or abroad now. You can find anything anywhere with these handy, helpful GPS travel apps! Technology never ceases to amaze me! Even though GPS travel apps are nothing new, it seems every time I...
5 Road Trip Movies through Bygone America

5 Road Trip Movies through Bygone America

I approach cinema with the same expectations I have of travel, and perhaps that explains why, aside from story, the element I seek most in any movie is a strong sense of time and place. In my days as a literature teacher we simply called that “setting.”...
The Richard Petty Driving Experience

The Richard Petty Driving Experience

UPDATE: The Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway closed permanently on August 9, 2015. However, there are more than twenty locations across the country still in operation. I had planned to use my last vacation day of the year to attend...
Free Download: The Ultimate Road Trip Planner Part 1

Free Download: The Ultimate Road Trip Planner Part 1

Download Backroad Planet’s free e-book The Ultimate Road Trip Planner Part 1: Pre-Planning. Answer 6 important questions before your research and itinerary. Announcing Backroad Planet’s FREE e-book, the first in our 3-part series on planning the ultimate...
How to Hang a National Geographic World Map Mural

How to Hang a National Geographic World Map Mural

Detailed directions for hanging a National Geographic World Map Mural, including materials, expense, preparation, mounting, and handling tricky roadblocks I have wanted my own National Geographic World Map Mural ever since I first saw one, which was probably in the...
Our Open Road Trip Essentials

Our Open Road Trip Essentials

Property of Enterprise Rent A Car UK So, always on the lookout for a great travel contest or sweepstakes, I came across a most-excellent campaign sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK. The Instagram contest called #OpenRoadEssentials gave the following instructions:...
National Parks Passports: My Not-So-Secret Obsession

National Parks Passports: My Not-So-Secret Obsession

Okay, I confess it’s an addiction, but as far as I know no one has ever gotten hurt in my pursuit of a fix. I will admit, however, that I may have encouraged an occasional roadtrip driver to flirt with the speed limit a time or two in order to reach a National Parks...
L.L. Bean Storm Chasers Clog

L.L. Bean Storm Chasers Clog

  Autumn is my favorite time of year. And when it is time to head up to Pinebox, my North Georgia mountain cabin, for Leaf-Looking Week each October, the L.L. Bean Storm Chasers Clog is the only shoe I carry. These easy-to-slip-on clogs are perfect for day hikes and...

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