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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distance: 130 miles
Length of Trip: 3 days
For the ultimate Appalachian road trip, hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway for the best of Southern mountain culture and views from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you're planning a long weekend, or a relaxing week, here are some suggestions for seeing, doing, eating and sleeping along the historic 469-mile stretch.
Now that Memorial Day has passed and you've had your first delicious taste of summer, we know what you're thinking: What other summer travel adventures await? Information about how summer travel season will shape up is still coming in, but we've diligently crunched the available numbers* and we're betting we have a pretty good sense of how things how things are going to go. Are you? These are your summer travel odds.
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