Tag: road trips

36 Posts

Dog-friendly hotels
Sep 29, 2016

We'll Leave the Bowl Out for You


Planning a road trip with your pet? Car Talk's pet experts recommend dog friendly hotels.

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Dog camping in a camper van
Aug 09, 2016

A Man, a Plan, a Van . . . a Can(ine)?


Life in a 1987 Vanagon with two humans and one dog. 

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Jul 21, 2016

America's Oddest Highway Attractions

Jim Motavalli

The Old Weird US of A still lives, out there on Route 66, the old Lincoln Highway, and byways across the country. 

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Bringing a dog on vacation.
Jun 29, 2016

Advice For Bringing Fido on Vacation


Is your dog a model hotel guest? Or would he be better off skipping this year's road trip? Advice from Car Talk's pet experts. 

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Apr 18, 2016

"Barn Finds" Are Still Out There, Rusting in Peace

Jim Motavalli

Tom Cotter is an old car sleuth extraordinaire, and in his latest book he uncovers 1,000 collectible cars in two weeks. But don't expect bargains--owner/hoarders have unrealistic ideas about value.

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Should parts be replaced before they fail
Sep 01, 2015

Should Lee Replace Parts Before Long Trip?

Dear Car Talk

Lee's taking a cross-country road trip in a fifteen year old car. Does Car Talk recommend any preventative maintenance before the trip? Find out here.

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Vintage travel decal Utah
May 12, 2015

Vintage Travel Decals: Where Useless Information, Sex and Stereotypes Meet

Craig Fitzgerald

Back when Americans used to drive everywhere on vacation, every tourist trap had these travel decals, so you could show off your travels with cartoons featuring sexy ladies, useless information and whatever stereotype that state was known for.

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Best road trip vehicle
May 01, 2015

10 Road Trip Cars Better Than Bugsy's Van

Craig Fitzgerald

Many, many years ago, I drove Ray, John “Bugsy” Lawlor and the Boston Globe’s John R. White from Boston to Detroit in what was called “The Enlarged Prostate Express.” We made the trek in Bugsy’s 15-passenger Ford Econoline. There were better cars to make that trip in. Pretty much ANY car is a better car than something with the aerodynamic profile of a tool shed.

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Is resting a car for long trips cheaper
Mar 10, 2015

Jan vs. Husband: Rental for a Road Trip?

Dear Car Talk

Is it cheaper to rent on long road trips, or to drive your own car? Car Talk weighs in on Jan's problem.

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Driving on bridge over river on road trip.
Nov 24, 2014

A Bad Camry in a Good Land

Jim Hanna

Strawberry milkshakes, pet rats, and the best rest area to get a good night's sleep between California and Michigan. On the road with intrepid Car Talk blogger Jim Hanna.

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