Road Trips

Greyhound's 100th Anniversary: 7 Fun Bus Trips to Celebrate It

by Anna Brones. Posted Feb 19th 2014 05:02 PM
2014 marks Greyhound's 100th anniversary. Founded in Minnesota in 1914 under the name Mesaba Transportation Company, nowadays you can take Greyhound to more than 3,800 places in the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. And if you can make your way across the pond, you can even ride Greyhound in the United Kingdom.

In honor of Greyhound's 100 years, we rounded up a few notable bus trips for the road warrior in you.
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Take the Google Fiber Tour in The Silicon Prairie (aka Kansas City)

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Jan 24th 2014 02:43 PM
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When Kevin Collins of San Francisco visited relatives in Kansas City recently, he didn't crash with family or check into a hotel. Instead he booked a room with Homes 4 Hackers, a part of the KC Start-Up Village, an entrepreneurial haven for technology geeks across the country.
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The All-American Road Trip to Break Your New Year's Resolutions

by Anna Brones. Posted Jan 1st 2014 03:30 PM

You stuffed yourself with food over the holidays and now you're committing to eating and living better. In 2014 you will be healthy! Or will you?

Already sick of those resolutions? Feel free to break them. We have the perfect road designed for you to do just that. From the Spam Museum to all-American barbecue, there are plenty of places across the country where you can break down and defy your good intentions.
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A Road Trip through Bonnie and Clyde's Missouri

by Diana Lambdin Meyer. Posted Dec 17th 2013 02:50 PM
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A&E' Networks' "Bonnie & Clyde" two-part mini-series aired last week, with the finale drawing 7.4 million viewers according to the Los Angeles Times. Staring Emile Hisch and Holliday Grainger (pictured above at the premier party in New York), it was "the third most-watched basic cable miniseries since AMC's 'Broken Trail' in 2006."

Although the real-life Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were natives of Texas and died in Louisiana, two pivotal scenarios in their life of crime took place in Missouri.
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8 Destinations to Enjoy Tacky Christmas Decorations

by Anna Brones. Posted Dec 16th 2013 04:30 PM
Ugly sweaters are back with a vengeance, so why not extend the theme to your travel and take a tacky Christmas decoration road trip? From bad ornament stores to neighborhoods with totally overdone lighting displays, nothing says happy holidays like bad taste. So grab an inflatable Santa as your co-pilot, hop in the car and go.
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28 Tips for Surviving the Thanksgiving Eve Storm

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 25th 2013 04:12 PM
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A major storm is predicted to slam the East Coast on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, historically the busiest travel day of the year.

According to Skye, "Heavy rain set to inundate the South on Tuesday will spread across the Carolinas and up the Northeast's I-95 corridor late Tuesday through Wednesday to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston." American Airlines already has canceled 950 flights.

If you're one of the 44.3 million people AAA estimates will be traveling this holiday, these guides should help make the experience a little less painful.
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Driving with Kids: How to Avoid a Cataclysm in the Back Seat

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 11th 2013 11:00 AM
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There's a time and a place for taking scenic bypasses, eating at out-of-the-way mom and pop restaurants and visiting antique stores in a quest to add to your owl vase collection. And those times and places are not with kids in the back seat.

Road tripping with kids is still possible, of course, and given the costs of traveling via air or space, often necessary as well. Just like flying as a family though, you'll need to retool your approach from your childless days.
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Tough Cookies Road Trip: Women's History in Texas and Oklahoma

by Sophia Dembling. Posted Oct 11th 2013 12:00 PM
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The highways of Texas and Oklahoma -- wide, straight and fast -- are great for road tripping. And the rural scenery -- vast, placid and 2/3 sky -- is good for the soul. Interstate 35 also connects three museums that pay respects to the tough cookies who helped settle the rugged Southwest: the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Museum of Women Pilots and the Pioneer Woman Museum.

You could do this 300-mile trip in a couple of days, but why rush? Each museum is full of fascinating stories of women who dared, and the road to reach them has myriad delightful digressions.

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2013 Fall Foliage Travel Guide

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Oct 3rd 2013 04:05 PM
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Don't miss out on America's grand costume change this fall. Leaf peeping opportunities abound as trees transform into a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, yellows and purples all over the country. There are many ways to enjoy the season -- you can take an autumn road trip, go on a colorful hike or savor local foods and drinks against a spectacular backdrop.

Our fall foliage guide features a variety of travel ideas for autumn getaways. Try one of our road trip itineraries -- from a New England foodie drive in Vermont to Midwest explorations in Ohio to a photographer's adventure out West in Wyoming, these drives take in the best local scenery and culture. If road trips aren't your thing, try our alternative ways to enjoy the changing leaves, or check out some of the best places to see fall colors around the country.
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Vermont Foodie Fall Foliage Drive

by Ben Keene. Posted Oct 3rd 2013 04:00 PM
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The changing of the seasons brings many things: cooler temperatures, colorful foliage and, for the hungry traveler, new dishes and restaurants. Options abound for leaf peepers in New England, but a relaxed Vermont drive from Arlington to Burlington provides foodies with ample opportunities for delicious detours. Pick up Route 7 in Bennington and allow 3 days to wind your way from south to north, an unhurried pace that gives you the chance to linger in the state's largest city. This route starts by plunging straight into the Green Mountain National Forest, then carries you through quintessential New England towns and villages -- B&Bs, antiques shops, white church steeples and all -- all the way to the shores of mighty Lake Champlain. Pack a camera for the scenery, and don't forget to bring your appetite.

When to Go: Peak color is hard to pin down from year to year, but aim for the first half of October to see the foliage at its most vibrant.

Driving Tip: Watch your speed as you tour through the Green Mountain State. Cyclists share the road with vehicles by day, and animal crossings are common at dusk.

Start: Bennington, Vermont || End: Burlington, Vermont
Distance: 130 miles
Length of Trip: 3 days
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