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Numbers Don’t Lie! Travelers Are Hitting the Road Now More Than Ever

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Numbers Don’t Lie! Travelers Are Hitting the Road Now More Than Ever

In light of our changing world, having wanderlust is not as easy as it used to be. Social distancing and pandemics have created a need to carve out our own space, and international border restrictions are changing almost daily.

Not surprisingly, international plans have mostly been cancelled, but recent numbers suggest that travelers are still hitting the road; they’re heading into the great (local) outdoors in record-setting numbers.

Nature is the best way to ground, renew, and engage with your life in a way that helps through these troubling times. People are seeking solace and sanity by getting back to nature, and finding new ways to travel by re-discovering old standbys.

In terms of how the pandemic has affected travel, we’ve got data you’ll find interesting and all the details on how and why travelers are hitting the road now more than ever!

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The Best Cars for a Road Trip (Best Road Trip Vehicles!)

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The Best Cars for a Road Trip (Best Road Trip Vehicles!)

If you’re considering hitting the road for the upcoming holidays, you’ll need the perfect road-trip vehicle. The car you choose can make or break your adventure, so it’s important to choose something both comfortable and fun!

Car adventures typically include a lot of time sitting, and you’ll get to know the inside of your car quite intimately! So it’s necessary to invest something safe and comfortable, paying close attention to the interior features and space on offer.

Things like safety basics, fuel estimates, and even acceleration of your car (to know how it will handle the bumps and uneven roads along the way) all play into choosing the perfect vehicle. Amenities like USB ports, infotainment systems, etc. may also be important.

Already overwhelmed by the long list of features you should look for? We’ve saved you the trouble and created a list of the best cars for a road trip for you! You can’t go wrong with one of the following.

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Your Guide to Planning and Funding an Epic Road Trip

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Your Guide to Planning and Funding an Epic Road Trip

When done right, road trips can be an economical and much less stressful way to travel. It not only saves a great deal of money and time by not having to purchase and wait for flights, but it also allows couples and families the opportunity to really connect with one another.

Whether you’ve been planning a cross-country road trip for months or just spontaneously decided to drive up the coast for a weekend, there are some important things to consider when preparing for any road trip.

It starts with setting a budget and choosing a route before then thinking about what vehicle you’ll take and what you’ll need to pack. There are then of course precautions you need to take to ensure the safety of you and your fellow road trippers that will be traveling with you.

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A Guide to Safe Travel With Your Pets

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A Guide to Safe Travel With Your Pets

One of the biggest dilemmas pet-owners face when planning travel is whether you take your beloved pet with you, or if they’re better off left at home.

But for most people these days, pets form an intimate part of our lives, and the latter is simply unthinkable (according to Condor Ferries, 53% of travelers take holidays with their pets).

While it may not be a question of whether or not your pet comes with you, it’s very normal for anxiety to set in once you start planning out your trip; traveling with pets presents a range of challenges, especially when it comes to keeping them safe.

The good news is that regardless of whether you’re traveling by car, plane, bus, or train, there are some very simple and easy steps to ensuring your fur baby’s safety.

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Five Ways To Stay Calm on a Road Trip

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Five Ways To Stay Calm on a Road Trip

With roads becoming more crowded, traffic rage, unexpected braking, swerving, and switching lanes without indicating are becoming more widespread – in almost every country.

Provocative gestures, yelling, cursing, tailgating, and loud car horns – all of this is quite common, and something you’ll likely encounter on any road trip you take.

But road rage can trigger dangerous behavior, and this is not something you want ruining a trip. So learning how to stay calm in your car is an essential skill to have with you on any road trip.

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MAXOAK Bluetti AC20 Portable Power Station Review

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MAXOAK Bluetti AC20 Portable Power Station Review

There’s nothing worse than finding yourself without power when traveling. Whether you’re camping, trekking, or in a country where the power goes out every afternoon (3pm on the dot in the Solomon Islands!), these days we need battery life for most things we do.

And that’s where a portable power station comes in, and why it’s so essential to have one for travel; a power source, and way of charging your electronics regardless of whether you’re outdoors, far away from a wall outlet, or caught in a power outage.

The brand we’re reviewing today is the US based MAXOAK Bluetti AC20 Portable Power Station – it’s a lightweight but durable portable generator that is excellent for travel, as well as use as a backup power source at home.

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10 Things You Should Pack on Your Next Road Trip

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10 Things You Should Pack on Your Next Road Trip

Road trips are one of our favorite pastimes. They give you the opportunity to see the world in a unique way without spending a lot of money. Plus, you can bring along as many friends and family members that will fit in your car.

Packing correctly for a road trip is an essential part of having a great time. And the benefit of taking a car is that you have more flexibility in what you can pack without TSA or airline guidelines changing your packing list.

The bad news is, you might forget a few things if you’re not organized. Of course, you’ll probably do a good job packing your toys, toiletries, and other daily essentials, but there are a few things people often don’t think about.

So, here are 10 things you might want to bring on your next road trip!

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Ready for a Road Trip? Check These 4 Things Before Hitting the Highway!

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Ready for a Road Trip? Check These 4 Things Before Hitting the Highway!

Cabin fever has set in and you want to get away for a little while. With a destination in mind, you throw some clothes in a bag and settle into the driver’s seat. But before you pull out of the driveway, there’s a few things you need to check.

As easy as it is to just jump in the car and drive, road trips do require a little bit of prior planning, and there are some important checks you should run to ensure your safety.

While you know the Jeep Wrangler is tuned, the brakes are fine, and the oil was changed recently, take a look at these other four essentials. Doing so will minimize the risk of being left stranded in the middle of nowhere tonight!

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Tips For Renting a Car Like a Pro

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Tips For Renting a Car Like a Pro

It’s important to have reliable transport when traveling, and those who value their freedom tend to opt for the hire car option.

Renting a car offers one of the most reliable ways to explore a city and its surrounds without having to deal with the tediousness of public transport or the money-draining nature of taxis and day tours. However, many people shy away from overseas car rental, thinking it’s too complicated.

Spoiler alert: it’s not!

Renting a car can be an overwhelming process if you’ve never done it before, so to that end, we’ve put some tips and tricks for renting a car like a pro.

It’s easier than it looks, and the perks are amazing!

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How to Take the Financial Risk Out of Hiring a Car Abroad

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How to Take the Financial Risk Out of Hiring a Car Abroad

You’re probably very familiar with stories of traveler scams abroad; anecdotes of sophisticated pickpocketing gangs and tourist rip offs. From taxi drivers taking you the long way round, to magically inflated prices at the market when it’s obvious that you’re not local, scams and con artists come in all shapes and forms.

Some cons catch even the most street smart among us unaware, however one element of your travels that shouldn’t catch you out is your hire car company. As much as many try to!

Common problems with car hire include hidden fees, unforseen insurance costs, and bad customer service; sometimes you might be hit with unfair cancellation costs that can completely decimate your travel funds.

But it’s not too difficult to avoid a car hire horror story if you take your time and conduct plenty of research before hiring a vehicle. To that end, this this helpful infographic has been put together by the team at motoringoffencelawyers.com.

Read on for straightforward advice that will help you hire a car overseas for a fair price and with adequate financial protection – massively minimizing the risk involved!

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