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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.

Travel-Themed Father’s Day Gifts
9 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
10 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
10 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

Carry-On Packing 101
10 months ago

Carry-On Packing 101

Packing for a flight can be a lot to manage (especially for a female). You have to think about every single thing you’ll need; clothes, shoes, purses, toiletries, beauty care items, etc. However, if you’re like most people, you’re likely trying to figure out a way to pack all this in a carry-on to avoid dealing with checking in luggage and paying that fee for it! So, we are here to help you figure out how to pack your carry-on! It’s actually very simple. Check out some of our tips… Read More

Summer Vacation Planning Tips
10 months ago

Summer Vacation Planning Tips

Summer is just around the corner and we are so excited about planning for a much needed getaway. The options are endless for planning a summer getaway, but there are a ton of factors to include during the planning process. These can range from budget, destination, family-friendly activities, going solo or with a group, etc. Not to worry, though. We know all about your vacation planning struggles, so we put together a few tips for you to keep in mind during the planning process.  Read More

Leave No Trace Travel Tips
11 months ago

Leave No Trace Travel Tips

If you’re not familiar with the concept, the principles of Leave No Trace Travel espouse eco-friendliness and sustainability. Most popular among campers, the seven tenets of this travel philosophy are: Plan Ahead and Prepare, Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, Dispose of Waste Properly, Leave What You Find, Minimize Campfire Impacts, Respect Wildlife, and Be Considerate of Other Visitors.
All of these suggestions were created and are intended to ensure an experience that considers the environment and our effects on it. Keep these tips in mind for your next trip — especially if hiking or exploring the great outdoors — for a good time that’s kind to the earth, too. Read More

Two Wheel Touring — Bike Rental Tips for Travelers
12 months ago

Two Wheel Touring — Bike Rental Tips for Travelers

As much as I enjoy traveling the country on four wheels, there are times I like to park my Westfalia for a few days to really explore a city on foot or on a bicycle. I used to bring my bike with me, but these days, I’ve found it easier to simply rent one.

In the last several years the number of dedicated places to ride has increased substantially. Many cities have built bike paths or rail trails. Many more have improved conditions for riding in general by demarcating bike lanes on city streets. As always, it’s a good idea to research the possibilities before you leave home.

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Best Apps for Travel Budgeting
12 months ago

Best Apps for Travel Budgeting

Vacations are supposed to be about relaxing, recharging, and making memories. But sometimes worrying about whether or not you have enough money remaining in your budget for another margarita or that souvenir snow globe can put a damper on the fun. Below are a few apps aimed at helping you easily keep track of your travel expenses so you can focus on what’s really important. 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.