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Travel Tips

Road Trip Travel Tips

Make the most of your upcoming road tip with these budget travel tips from Drive The Nation. When you’re on vacation, follow these simple tips so that you can worry less and focus more on sightseeing. Our experienced travel writers share their insider tips on safety, trip planning, budgeting and more. If you’re traveling with kids, make sure to read up on our family-friendly travel tips for the best vacation yet. One of the most popular traveling companions these days is pets, so check out suggestions for traveling with your dog or other animal.

Sightseeing Tips

One of the most important parts of any vacation is sightseeing! For the perfect guide to many fun cities in the U.S., view our quick guides, which include information on the best things to do and places to eat. For more opportunities to sightsee, you may want to consider a tour. Whether you prefer to walk, bike, ride, or even hop on a ghost tour, tours are ideal ways to explore a new city. You can even focus your entire trip on dining with a foodie road trip. If you’re looking for a less-crowded destination, you may want to consider beach road trips. When it comes to vacationing, the flexibility of a driving vacation could give you even more flexibility for sightseeing across the country. View our road trip ideas to learn more.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary
2 weeks ago

Halloween Trick-or-Treating with Food Allergies at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary

The Perfect Halloween Vacation for Children with Food Allergies

Halloween can be a frightening time for parents of children with food allergies. Walking from door-to-door potentially collecting compromised candy sounds like more tricks than treats. DriveTheNation has a safer alternative: A plan for the perfect family Halloween vacation. 

Step 1: Purchase tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. 

Step 2: Pack your bags. 

Step 3: Drive to Disney World. 

It’s that easy, ghouls and boys. 

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Hurricane Preparedness For Travelers
1 month ago

Hurricane Preparedness For Travelers

Hurricane Irma is predicted to hit Florida later this week. It is important that those living around or visiting near coastal areas are prepared for the arrival of the hurricaneToo often, situations end up disastrous because very little to no preparation took place ahead of time. In this post, you will find tips on travel safety during a hurricane. In addition, information on attractions, flights, and where to get weather updates.
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Healthy Eating on the Road
3 months ago

Healthy Eating on the Road

Are you planning to hit the road? A vacation or road trip doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break your diet or give up healthy eating. With a bit of advanced planning, healthy eating on the road can be seamless and stress-free. To jump start your healthy eating on the road, take a glance at our nutritious tips for road trips.

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Zoo to You (Paso Robles, CA)
5 months ago

Zoo to You (Paso Robles, CA)

Zoos are one of those places where everyone in the family can have fun. Not only is seeing rare and exotic animals cool, but it’s an educational experience. No wonder they are commonly on the ‘must see’ list for anyone visiting a city with a great zoo. 

Paso Robles, California has an interesting approach to zoos that you might find interesting. Not only does the city have its zoo it also works on bringing the zoo to you! 

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Quick Guide to Salem, Oregon
5 months ago

Quick Guide to Salem, Oregon

The city of Salem, Oregon sits in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The city is just under 50 miles from Portland. Salem is not only picturesque but has plenty of fun activities for the whole family, too. Here are the must-sees and must-dos, whether you’re there for a day or a week.

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7 Best Women’s Watches for Travel Under $100
5 months ago

7 Best Women’s Watches for Travel Under $100

One of the joys of travel is being at the right place at the right time. There is no better way to achieve that goal, than being well armed with a great travel watch. The goal in this post is to share great women’s travel watches that don’t break the bank. Recently, we did a post on men’s travel watches, but this one’s for the ladies! After all, you want to save those dollars for what you discover on your travels. The recommendation is that you travel with watches that will hold up to all of your plans but will not cause you distress if you misplace or break them. Therefore, all of the watches here are available for under one hundred dollars.
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Visiting Bar Harbor, Maine
6 months ago

Visiting Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine is one of the hidden gems not only of New England but the entire country. Tucked away on Mount Desert Island, it’s incredibly beautiful and picturesque. If you love the ocean, nature, and the rocky shorelines of Maine, this is the spot to visit. 

In this post, we’ll cover some of the things you need to know about any visit to Bar Harbor. So, if you’ve been planning to make a visit soon, keep reading!

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Best National Parks of the Pacific Islands
6 months ago

Best National Parks of the Pacific Islands

More than tropical temperatures and colorful flowers, the Pacific Islands are where battles raged, and cultures continue to flourish. Today, visitors have the opportunity to hear personal accounts of war survival. Also, witness artistry of indigenous peoples, or even feel the cold rush of rain (or lava!)

Decorated in white sand, verdant jungles, and colorful coral reefs, the national parks of the Pacific Islands are all ripe for exploration this time of year. Read on to learn our editors’ picks for the Best National Parks of the Pacific: 

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Budget Traveling TipsBudget Travel Tips

It can be a challenge to plan a budget-friendly trip. Especially for large families and individuals on a limited income, saving money at every opportunity when planning a trip is essential. Budget travelling is almost an art, and the writers at Drive The Nation have provided tips specifically to help you save on your next vacation. In addition to all the tips you can find on our website, you should also check out HotelCoupons.com to save on your hotel room.