How to play these road trip games — and win

When you think of road trip games, “I Spy” or the “License Plate Game” probably comes to mind. Forget those. The games you really want to know about are the mindgames your fellow travelers play with you. Read more “How to play these road trip games — and win”

What’s the best time of year to take a vacation?

What’s the best time of year to take a vacation? For a select few places, it’s any time.

I just drove through Breckenridge, Colo., on my way back home to Arizona. I’d visited this Colorado mountain resort in the fall (in the 90s and 00s), in the winter (every decade since the 80s), and in the spring (almost every year). But never in the summer — until now. Read more “What’s the best time of year to take a vacation?”

Why the National Parks Pass is worth the cost

When I tell people I have a National Parks Pass, they usually ask: Is it worth the cost?

My answer? Yes, the $80 a year I spend on my America The Beautiful card, which offers unlimited access to the National Parks, is worth every penny. Read more “Why the National Parks Pass is worth the cost”

The most dangerous place to vacation might be here

Can we talk about the most dangerous place to vacation? It’s not necessarily some far-off banana republic immersed in a civil war. It can be right here, in your own backyard. Read more “The most dangerous place to vacation might be here”

Listen to this song of the road

Next time you take a trip, if you listen carefully, you can hear the song of the road. Read more “Listen to this song of the road”

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