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How to Plan for a Long Car Trip

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Long car trips can be fun, but they can also be very tiring and expensive. This is why it’s important to have a plan in place to help you anticipate how much time and money you need to spend.

Lots of people go on long rides for fun. As they say, “getting there is half the fun.” If you have enough time and money to spend, you can be as leisurely as you want. You can even go on side trips to check out some sights off the beaten path. However, this is not the case for those who need to travel with time and budget restraints.

5 Places to Go by Car from Chicago

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Chicago is such a gorgeous city, packed with arts, culture, sports, and, of course, located right on Lake Michigan. But perhaps you’d like to explore more of the Midwest? You’ve come to the right place! Rent a car from the Chicago Airport (either O'Hare or Midway) and discover these 5 fabulous places, all within driving distance, and making a road trip loop around Lake Michigan, and a bit further west. 

Planning The Perfect Summer Road Trip

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Summer is an extremely popular time of year for travel. And the warm weather makes road trips very common this time of year. Planning the perfect road trip takes a lot of time and effort.

Here are my best tips and tricks to get the most out of your summer road trip. 

Planning The Perfect Summer Road Trip

Your Guide to Planning the Perfect UK Road Trip

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The best way to explore England is via a road trip across the country. This allows for getting an authentic taste of local culture, while exploring the nation. Road tripping means you choose the route, what you want to see, and how long you stay in each place.

Here is how to design your perfect road trip around England.

Your Guide to Planning the Perfect UK Road Trip

5 Unique Ways to Road Trip Around the UK

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Who doesn’t relish a road trip? And what better place to explore via car than by traversing the UK? While many travelers enjoy taking the train (or flying, if you’re heading up north to Scotland), road tripping the UK is a bucket list experience – one that you’ll utterly adore (and, perhaps, do again and again). 

But don’t settle for a regular road trip – craft your own itinerary to align with your passions and priorities. Here are some suggestions:

Best Road Trip Game? Try this Recommended Kids Game by BBC

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Either at home or on the road, are you are looking to encourage your child to learn new skills, while looking to wrap learning in play? Well, we’ve got the game for you.

Best Road Trip Game? Try this Recommended Kids Game by BBC

How to Use a Road Trip Planner

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Most people who take road trips already know about using a road trip planner. These planners make a whole lot of difference in a trip. Heading out on a road trip is a pretty refreshing experience for anyone looking to get a glimpse of the real outside world, finding quirky things to do and fun places to eat. In this case, a road trip seems like a great travel choice. However, you need a plan to make the most out of your trip.

A Solo Trip Can Be A Disaster If You Forget These 7 Rules

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A solo road trip is a life-changing experience everyone should have. I decided to go for a solo trip to clear my mind, find myself again and, to be honest, to finally create the perfect trip focusing on what I like. At first, I was a little bit scared, as it was my first time traveling alone, but I made the most of my experience - keeping in mind some useful things. Here are my best 7 tips for your first solo trip.

Road Trip 101: Top Tips to Save Money on Your Travels

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Are you planning a road trip? We’ve got a slew of excellent resources for you, including ways to save money on the road and accommodations. But here’s a list of our favorite ways to save money on other aspects of travel, from travel planning to gear to coffee to good eats. Take a look...
 

Where to Stay on the Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

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Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, looks like a bagpipe on the map. Or maybe I'm influenced by the Scottish immigrants that have themselves so influenced Nova Scotia, and in particular, Cape Breton Island. Located on the northeastern end of the province, this island boasts one extraordinary view after another. It eerily looks like Scotland, and so must have felt like home to the waves of Scottish and Irish settlers. 

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