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104 posts categorized "Travel"

August 21, 2013

How to Eat Carefully While on a Road Trip


Healthy-Eating-Road-Trip_Thinkstock-105671811-sAs students prepare to return to school across the country, is your family planning a last-chance road trip? In addition to watching the road, are you also watching what you eat? For all the education we do about distracted driving awareness, this feature is going in a different direction: in this article we are sharing healthy eating tips while in the car, especially if you’re taking a family road trip!

My friend Amy Culver, also known as “The Queen of Lean” has shared the following tips on healthy, calorie-conscious choices you can make while in the car, so that with a little planning, you can save money, eat nutritiously, and create some nice family memories on your end-of-summer road trip.

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August 12, 2013

2013 Ford Escape From A BMW X5 Owner's Perspective

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2014 Ford Escape

When you put a friend whose main ride is a fully loaded 2010 BMW X5 into the driver’s seat of a 2013 Ford Escape, you kind of hold your breath.

Then again, this Escape was all new: a delightful ginger metallic color with 19-inch painted aluminum wheels and silver roof rails. The charcoal black interior had leather-trimmed seats and a Sync activated voice system that Kathy quickly figured out. All in all, it was a pretty snazzy ride.

Kathy settled in and murmured,  “Nice seats, much more comfortable than my car.” Hmmmm…

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August 05, 2013

This SpongeBob SquarePants-Inspired 2014 Toyota Highlander is perfect for “Happy Driving!”

2014_SpongeBob_Toyota_Highlander_exteriorInstead of staying in his usual pineapple under the sea, SpongeBob SquarePants will be touring the U.S. this summer in a one-of-a-kind concept vehicle as part of a “Happy Driving!” promotional tour, bringing SpongeBob’s special brand of fun to several locations across the country.

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August 02, 2013

Baby on Board: 6 Tips to Help New Moms Drive Smarter

Grumpy-baby-in-car_thinkstock-78399971Driving around with your baby should be fun. But it can be challenging for new mothers to figure out the best way to travel with a baby on board.

There are enough challenges to parenting without stressing over getting your child from one place to another. Read on for tips to make driving with your baby on board a breeze.

 

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July 29, 2013

Small Footprint With Lots of Sparkle: MINI Cooper S

2013-Mini-CooperPeople always ask me what my favorite car is. And I always answer tactfully, “Whatever I am driving this week.” If pushed, I concede to the one vehicle I’d have in Manhattan, the MINI Cooper S.

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June 21, 2013

Erin Evernham Races at the 3rd Annual Leadfoot Festival

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By Erin Evernham

The slogan on my souvenir shirt reads, “To some it’s a driveway, to others it’s a race course, but to Rod Millen, it is a dream.” Rod Millen is one of the most accomplished hill climb and rally racers ever. After Rod and his wife Shelly attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England a few years back, they decided to create their own version of the event in Rod’s home country of New Zealand. And they have done just that with the Leadfoot Festival (as they named it): they have built from scratch a first-class event that brings together classic cars, vintage motorcycles, old race cars, and motorsports legends.

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June 20, 2013

Have You Seen the All-New Electric-Drive smart?

Smart-electric-drive-10-beautysmart, the iconic microcar, is wrapping up its cross-country tour bringing the all-new smart electric drive to eco-minded urbanites across the country and giving shoppers an opportunity to drive the most affordable electric vehicle on the market, with an MSRP of $25,000 (additional federal, state and local subsidies may further reduce the cost of the car). The smart electric drive achieves 122 city MPGe, or miles per gallon gasoline equivalent.

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June 19, 2013

1966 Volvo P1800 at Three Million Miles and Counting

Irv-gordon-three-million-mile-volvo-p1800-49598_2_1-ledeI was impressed when my friend told me her 1991 Toyota Corolla was approaching 300,000 miles. Then I received this press release from Volvo talking about Irv Gordon and how he is about to pass 3,000,000 miles in his beautifully maintained 1966 Volvo P1800. Based on his calculations, Gordon plans to reach three million miles in Alaska this September. America's last frontier is one of two U.S. states Gordon has never visited and a fitting backdrop for his three-million mile moment. 

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June 17, 2013

The 2014 GMC Sierra: Same New Capabilities as Silverado, but with More Upscale Look and Feel

2014-GMC-Sierra-Glamping-with-Airstream-trailer-1By Sue Mead

Different, but the Same

El Capitan Canyon Campground, California: It was a brilliant move for GMC ! Do something distinctive to introduce the 2014 Sierra to U.S. autowriters—because, really, the truck really isn’t that much different. What we mean is this: The news was already out on GM’s light trucks, with the intro of the Chevy Silverado  (http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-pickup-trucks.html), with more than 130 auto evaluators driving the Silverado at the Knibbe Ranch in Texas recently. So, GMC decided to put a clever and different footprint in the sand, with a ride and drive of the more upscale Sierra along the Pacific Coast in southern Califonria, inviting a smaller group of 30 to try out the truck the way many of its buyers might use it: touring, towing, and ‘glamping.’ (In case you haven’t heard—or done it-this is a term for glamorous camping!)

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June 10, 2013

NHTSA Shares Safety Tips for Summer Road Trips


NHTSA-Shares-Safety-Tips-for-Summer-Road-TripsConsidering taking the family off in the car for fun and adventure on the road this summer? There are many great things about summer but few can match the fun of a family vacation road trip. Before you go, be sure to peruse this interactive infographic created by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (the federal agency tasked with improving our nation’s automotive safety).

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