Wondering how to avoid hitting a deer with your car? Here are some things you can do to avoid hitting a deer in the first place… and how to minimize the damage if you do. Plus a few sweet and funny things about deer, dogs, and hunting.
Roadtrips & Driving Tips
Whether you're driving cross-country in a car or taking a long-distance ride on a motorcycle, we've got some clever travel ideas that you won't see anywhere else! Here, frequent roadtrippers are sharing their favorite driving tips (for RVers, motorcyclists & new drivers), fun road trip ideas & games to play while driving, and lots of unique road trip ideas -- where to drive to see beautiful fall foliage, amazing bridges to put on your road trip bucket list, and the best road trip planners to start your trip with.
When does fall start in Florida? September! When do fall colors in Florida reach their peak? November! Yes, autumn in Florida can be quite colorful. As a Florida native, I’ll tell you when and where to see the most beautiful show of autumn hues if you want to experience fall in Florida.
Driving to Florida soon? There’s nothing like a Florida road trip if you want to enjoy beaches, palm trees, theme parks… and more! Here, a Florida native reveals the truth — what you can REALLY expect on your trip to Florida, some unique things waiting at the Florida border for you, important Florida road rules, what it’s really like driving in Florida, and what you need to know about Florida drivers!
Why is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia so popular? Here are some interesting things I’ve learned about the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel, how much the toll is, and how much driving time the bridge can save you.
I’ve visited most of the 10 famous bridges in the U.S. — listed here. From the east coast to the west, these are the highest, longest, and scariest bridges in America. A fun list of 10 U.S. bridges for your bucket list!
My girlfriend and I traveled 1,200 miles to see the 2017 eclipse! Here’s how our eclipse trip went and why we’ll drive even farther to see the 2024 eclipse. Plus tips for planning your own eclipse trip for the 2014 eclipse… and the 2045 eclipse!
I’ve got some downhill driving tips for you that I learned firsthand while driving through the hilly Smoky Mountains recently. I (finally) figured out the proper use of 2 and 1 on my automatic gear shift on this road trip! Learning how to drive downhill without using your brakes — and using engine braking instead — will make your mountain driving experience SO much more enjoyable, trust me.
Do you really need rental car insurance? You know they’re going to try to sell it to you at the counter right? Here are reasons you should purchase car rental insurance and when it’s not necessary.
I’ve enjoyed the RV experience at a few NASCAR events in the past. NASCAR races make great RV tailgating events because of how close you can get to the action — especially if you get NASCAR infield RV parking! Here are my best tips for your first NASCAR RV camping trip.
Road trip! Here are 5 incredible places in the United States to take fall foliage drives. You’ll see the best fall leaf color here.
Like pizza? Like road trips? Take a pizza road trip! A taste-testing tour of Chicago and New York pizza is a foodie’s dream — and fun! Here’s how to do it.
Planning a road trip soon? The best road trips are those that are free… or cheap. These are our top 6 road trip ideas + tips for tips for saving money!
Here are 5 reasons I always use a road trip planner before driving to a destination. Plus all the best road trip apps and online road trip planners!
Want to brave some of the scariest bridges in the United States? You’ll clinch your steering wheel when crossing these 5 scary bridges!
If you’re about to take a road trip to see the colorful leaves, follow these 5 autumn driving tips to ensure that your leaf peeping adventure is a safe one.
Are you looking to plan a roller coaster vacation? That’s exactly what I’m doing right now and have done a few times before. Here are my tips on how to plan for a coaster excursion.
Take a trip along on Interstate-4 in the Sunshine State and visit some of the major theme parks in Florida, including Busch Gardens, Legoland, Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios.
If you are in a car accident — whether minor or major, injuries or no injuries — here are the steps you need to take to protect yourself and others.
As an update to an earlier Toyota recall — How Your Car’s Floor Mats Could Kill You — I saw 2 new reports on the morning news about this same topic. Both CBS and ABC provided updates to Toyota’s original floor mat recall. Following are the news videos which highlight another related recall — this one pertains to faulty gas pedals in vehicles.
Are your car floor mats held securely in place, or do they move around a bit? if they move at all, you need to remove them! Especially the driver’s side floor mat. The reason: people have died when the floor mat got caught on the accelerator pedal.
For those trying to make an informed choice when it comes to SUVs, here are some interesting facts & figures about SUVs… including myths and facts regarding energy-efficiency, global warming, and rising gas prices.
Here are a few of the 1,200 photos we took on our trip to Alberta, Canada. We spent most of our time in Edmonton and Calgary.
Here are details of our 2-week trip from Nashville, Tennessee to Edmonton Alberta Canada… in an RV. This is part one which sort of sets up the trip. More fun photos and details to follow.
Without realizing it, I guess I must have a fascination with license plates or something. Just look at all these articles I’ve written about license plate oddities and other little known facts…
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Check out these funny stories about ladders in the road.
An Oversize load can be anything that will fit on a truck — towing a trailer or a low loader — that is wider or longer or higher than a normal gauge semi-trailer. Here’s what it’s like to drive a truck that hauls oversized loads… according to Andrew from Australia, who does this for a living.
Now you can report the license plates of bad drivers and post them online at Platewire. And you aren’t limited to sharing just the ‘bad’ drivers. You can also let everyone know who the ‘good’ drivers and the ‘cute’ drivers are… Say what you want to say about the driver of a car with any license plate here. It’s a great release to vent your frustration over a run-in with a bad drivers.
Here’s a classic example of the types of ‘wide loads’ you see traveling down the highways. Plus, some little-known facts about height clearances on wide and tall loads being transported via tractor-trailer. Hmmmm…. interesting!
Talk about big tires… These are some serious meats!
Fun driving games to play on long car rides, road trips, family vacations, or whenever you’re stuck in traffic. These car driving games can be enjoyed by the entire family!
The International CXT pickup truck is definitely one of the coolest big boys toys around! Here are International CXT truck photos.
If it is, and I’m in your town, you can bet I’ll notice it! For some odd reason, I’ve always (since college) checked the license plates on the cars in front of me to see whether they’re expired or not….
We’ve always played car games for adults like the ‘license plate game’ while driving on long trips. I’ve heard that others play ‘poker’ with their speedometer, or ‘dashboard Scrabble’ using letters found in the car. What games do you play while driving? Here’s everything I know about games to play in the car and how to play them.
Have you spotted a Ford F650 monster truck in YOUR neighborhood. Here are some rare sightings… with photos of Ford F650 Super Trucks.
DRIVING ODDITY #8: Reasons Why You Should NOT Drive A Green Vehicle Put simply: Every single “driving mishap” I’ve had in my lifetime took place in a green vehicle. Said another way: Every single green vehicle I’ve owned was involved…
DRIVING ODDITY #7: Every Vehicle Needs One Of These Here are some oftentimes forgotten — or otherwise overlooked — items that you should ALWAYS keep in your car. I do……
Here’s a fun way to impress your friends the next time you pass a car with Indiana tags on it. Proof that Hoosiers are smart people for this reason alone: They don’t need to have the county printed on their license plates in order to know exactly where in Indiana a particular driver is from! Here’s how the Indiana licenses plate numbering works.
DRIVING ODDITY #6: Pet Peeves About Others’ Driving Habits Here are a couple of good driving habits that not everyone does, but boy, I sure wish that all drivers would just pick 1 or 2 and try them, because they’d…
DRIVING ODDITY #5: How A Trailer Hitch Saved My Life Yesterday on my way to work, I was rear-ended while driving with tens of thousands of other drivers during the morning rush-hour on I-65 headed toward downtown Nashville. I was…
DRIVING ODDITY #4: You Can Tell A Lot About A Person By All The “Stuff” That’s On Their Car! What messages are YOU sending with all the stickers, license plate frames, and decals on your personal vehicle? We were behind…
DRIVING ODDITY #3: People CARE How You Drive! Check this out!… I’m driving home from work today, and I’m behind a pickup truck with the bumper sticker, “How Am I Driving?” You know, you’ve seen these for years on the…
The car expert I frequently listen to on the radio recommends (without hesitation), extended warrantees on all your vehicles. He says it might cost $1,000-$1,500, but it’s well worth it, cuz the first time you have an engine problem, transmission…