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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.

Tips for Visiting the Pearl Harbor Memorial
12 months ago

Tips for Visiting the Pearl Harbor Memorial

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor is a must-see for anyone who appreciates war memorials, World War II history, or simply looking for a fascinating addition to their Oahu island vacation. The attack on Pearl Harbor has fascinated Americans for decades as being one of the most well-known enemy attacks against the U.S. While December 7th may forever live in infamy, the event has captured the hearts and minds of many with books, big budget studio movies, video games, and more. However, the best way to experience history is in person, and this guide serves to help you on your visit.

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Driving Tips You Weren’t Taught
12 months ago

Driving Tips You Weren’t Taught

Check your blind spots. Don’t text and drive. Obey the speed limits. Drivers are constantly reminded of the same safety precautions that should be taken when in a car, but there are so many more that are left out of the conversation. Whether it’s because we hope to not find ourselves in certain situations or it’s rare for us to be in such conditions, it’s still important to be prepared. Here are some driving safety tips to keep in mind for different situations.

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Understanding Rental Car Sizes
1 year ago

Understanding Rental Car Sizes

Economy…Full-size…Luxury…if these words make you think “rental car” then you are in the right place! Most of us have rented a vehicle at some point in our lives. If not, chances are high that you might have to at some point in the future.  If you are one who has rented a car, you’ve probably run in to the dilemma of what size you need or just focused on the price to determine what you will get. A vehicle is a vehicle, right? Not when it comes to renting a car. There’s a lot to take into consideration when deciding what car you will need. Do you have a family with a lot of luggage? Are you single with just a carry-on? Will you be driving clients around or going to an upscale event? There is a vehicle for everything. Read on to learn just what all those rental car terms mean…

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Bring Home These Locally-Crafted Goods
1 year ago

Bring Home These Locally-Crafted Goods

Tacky souvenirs can be great, but nothing beats a handmade souvenir that will forever remind you of a great vacation. These locally crafted goods will show your friends and family back home that you wanted to give them something truly special. Check out some of these unique items that will fit right into your suitcase.
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Tips for Moving Across the Country by Car
1 year ago

Tips for Moving Across the Country by Car

No matter the reason for moving, when you relocate across the country, you’ll find limitations at every turn. This is especially true if you plan on using your car as your moving vessel. However, there are some great life hacks that will make your move less stressful. It doesn’t matter if your moving for college, career or just a change of pace and scenery, here are some tips for tackling this life change.

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3 Tips to Turn Traveling Into Your Lifestyle 
1 year ago

3 Tips to Turn Traveling Into Your Lifestyle 

You know when you travel how you feel a sense of freedom, adventure and invigoration? You learn and have so much fun that you never want it to end. But eventually time runs out, you return home and are shocked by the post-travel blues.

Well, imagine if you never had to experience this downturn again. Think about what it would be like to never have to return to everyday life. What if travel became your life? It may seem crazy, but it is possible with the right planning and approach that is. Need more convincing? Check out these tips and you could be jet-setting to new places every week.

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7 Camping Safety Tips to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
1 year ago

7 Camping Safety Tips to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

 

No matter who you are or where you live, getting out into the great outdoors is always a good way to slow down a bit, enjoy some nature, and recharge your batteries.

Camping is one of the most fun and yet least expensive activities you can do outside, so it’s no wonder that millions of people look forward to camping trips with friends and family every year, no matter what the season.

But, in order to really make the most of your experience, and this is true especially if you are new to camping, there are a couple of safety tips you should keep in mind. Follow these, and you’re going to be far more likely to avoid any accidental mishaps that can put a major damper on any camping experiences. Read More

Is Your Vehicle Suitable For Off-Road Driving?
1 year 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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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.