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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.

Is Your Vehicle Suitable For Off-Road Driving?
9 months ago

Is Your Vehicle Suitable For Off-Road Driving?

For many people, there’s nothing like escaping the city and driving through the open countryside. However, going off-road also requires some very specific vehicle requirements. This is something to keep in mind when considering taking your own car, or even renting a car when you arrive at your destination.

Most rentals are designed for city use, so you should make the rental agency aware of your needs and plans. In addition to weather maintenance, for instance, you also need to consider the direct effects of driving away from typical roads and city environments.

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5 Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations
9 months ago

5 Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations

By  •  Family

As the summer months wind down and the kids prepare to head back to school, it’s normal to find yourself in a post-vacation slump. After all, it can be difficult to transition back to the everyday routine once you have had the opportunity to enjoy perfect weather, great company and breathtaking sunsets.

After a fun trip with family or friends, it can be easy to let the good times slip away from memory. To be sure you have cherished keepsakes for many decades to come, consider coordinating some craft ideas before you embark for your trip. Our team at drivethenation.com has cmpiled our 5 Favorite Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations!
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Road Trip Worries?! 7 Ways to Curb Your Driving Anxiety
9 months ago

Road Trip Worries?! 7 Ways to Curb Your Driving Anxiety

‘Tis the season to hit the road, Jack. So why aren’t you packing up already? Don’t miss out on on your next vacay: if you experience driving anxiety, read on for techniques that can help you feel more comfortable behind the wheel. These techniques include:

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Rip Current Safety Tips
10 months ago

Rip Current Safety Tips

Rip currents are one of the leading causes of deaths and injuries at the beach every year. While it’s always fun to enjoy swimming in the ocean – especially during the summer, it’s important to know the warning signs of rip currents and how to stay safe if you happen to get caught in one. Rip currents are formed in any large open water area and can be difficult to spot if you’re unsure of what to look for. Before entering any body of open water, check out some of our rip current safety tips to keep yourself safe in an emergency. Read More

2016 Summer Road Trip Playlist
11 months ago

2016 Summer Road Trip Playlist

The most important part of any road trip is the soundtrack, and this year has no shortage of sunny songs that will have you wishing the drive would never end. Add some of our favorites to your Spotify queue before you embark on your next journey, or click here to open up complete the Spotify playlist. Read More

Travel-Themed Father’s Day Gifts
11 months ago

Travel-Themed Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if your dad is a fan of traveling, why not look into getting him some travel-themed Father’s Day gifts this year? From travel speakers to cigars, we know all the latest gadgets that we know dad will love.  We did our research and found some of the top travel-themed gifts for this Father’s Day!  Read More

Kid-Friendly, Educational Activities and Apps for Road Trips
11 months ago

Kid-Friendly, Educational Activities and Apps for Road Trips

Road trips are a rite of passage for every family. They test your familial bond, as they require many hours spent together in the car, where you must entertain one …
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Hot Weather Car Maintenance Tips
11 months ago

Hot Weather Car Maintenance Tips

Summer is here and that means we will be driving! Not just driving though – driving in very hot temperatures.  It may seem like your vehicle will be able to manage, but believe it or not, the heat can cause a number of problems to your car. Take a look at some of our tips for your next hot weather road trip. Read More

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.