Tag: road trip

Summer Driving: 6 Tips for a Safer Road Trip

Did you know that summer—not winter as you might expect—is the most dangerous driving season?  During the summer months, particularly on long weekends like Memorial Day, there is an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways; and, according to the Department of Transportation, the summer actually accounts for an 18% increase in fatal… Read more »

Long Weekend Travel Tips: Staying Safe & Healthy

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, unofficially marking the long-awaited start of summer – the time of year that brings perfect opportunities to plan a fun-filled long weekend with family or friends. Last year, AAA projected that 34.8 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more from home during Memorial Day weekend. This year, the number of… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: DIY Winter Emergency Roadkit

Attention road warriors! Whether or not you love winter  (and the driving conditions that come with it), you should pay attention to the 2014 winter forecast for several regions of the U.S. from the likes of AccuWeather, the Weather Channel and the National Weather Service. Even the most experienced drivers can run into unexpected emergencies… Read more »

The Do’s & Don’ts of Car Rental

If you’ve ever traveled for business, chances are you may have had to rent a car. In fact, a recent study from Travel Leaders Group stated that more than half of the travelers surveyed requested a rental car while on a business trip. But, with all of the car rental options available, how do you… Read more »

An Insider’s Guide to Fall Travel

The lazy days of summer have come and gone – along with the busy summer travel season. As temperatures drop and the kids go back to school, a variety of options open up for fall travelers. Before you pack up the car for a long weekend or embark on your next business trip, consider the… Read more »

Beat the Heat: Advice for Safe & Healthy Summer Travels

Summer is in full swing and so are its soaring temperatures. If you’re planning on spending time outdoors during your summer travels, it’s important to take the following precautions to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses As temperatures and humidity levels rise, so does the risk of the following heat-related illnesses:… Read more »

Winter Driving Tips Part 2: Driving Advice for Winter Travelers

In the first part of our winter driving series, we gave you some advice for winterizing your vehicle. Now that your vehicle is ready for your road trips, here are some tips to keep in mind when driving to your wintery destinations: 1. Pull over or don’t go out at all: The single best advice… Read more »

Winter Driving Tips Part 1: Winterizing Your Vehicle

Winter is here and that means nasty weather could make your travels a bit more slippery (no pun intended!) than usual. AccuWeather’s winter forecast is calling for above-normal snowfall in some parts of the country, and the Federal Highway Administration reports that nearly one-quarter of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy roads…. Read more »

Road Trip: How to Drive Safely in Mexico

Taking to the road to explore neighbor to the south? Driving around Mexico offers great opportunities to see the sights off the beaten path. With the right precautions, you’ll be set for an amazing adventure. Here are some tips to help make your trip safer: *Always purchase insurance. If you’re involved in an automobile accident… Read more »