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Road Trip Fanatic? Here’s What You Should Know About Buying a Car

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Road Trip Fanatic? Here’s What You Should Know About Buying a Car

Whether you’re spending a year in a foreign country and planning out 12 months worth of road trips, or looking to travel cross country in and around home, the most essential part of road trip planning is making sure you have a car to drive.

While renting a car is often the most popular option among road trip fanatics, if you plan on taking multiple trips throughout the year, buying a car may be the most feasible and cost-effective option in the long run.

But before you jump the gun and buy the first car you see, consider these tips about what you should know about buying a car.

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5 Useful Gadgets To Take On Your Next Road Trip

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5 Useful Gadgets To Take On Your Next Road Trip

You can pretty much guarantee that every road trip will come with its own unique set of bumps in the road, but with careful planning and a few handy travel accessories, most of the time you can be prepared for anything.

The accessories you throw in the back of your car will depend on a variety of different things – the environment you’re heading to, the length of your journey, and even the weather. The rest of the time extra gadgets come down to personal preference.

Accessories most commonly found in a travelers trunk include a good first aid kit, flashlight, camera, air compressor, and perhaps even a compact jump kit, or cordless impact wrench. Though to cover all possible bases, we’ve listed a couple more of our favorites.

Whether you’re planning an unforgettable road trip across Portugal or the USA, the following are five of the most useful gadgets and accessories to take with you.

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Epic Road Trip Ideas Through the USA

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Epic Road Trip Ideas Through the USA

Road tripping is an incredible way to quench your thirst for adventure. Kicking back to your favorite tunes, munching on gas station snacks, and leaving all your worries at home as you hit the open road.

As far as road trip scenery goes, North America has a fantastic mix of perfectly sun-kissed beaches, natural landscapes and attractions which constantly sees drivers pulling over to the side of the road.

Byways and highways wind through dramatic scenery here, and connect some of the biggest cultural hubs in the United States, and you have a diverse range of exciting cities, coastal towns, and natural wonders to choose from.

There’s no doubt that the USA is an epic destination for a road trip, but being that there’s so much to cover, we wouldn’t blame you for feeling overwhelmed. So, whether you’re struggling with choosing a route, or just looking for some inspiration, the following is a list of our favorites.

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A Road Trip Itinerary for Northern Portugal

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A Road Trip Itinerary for Northern Portugal

Portugal has been at the center of world tourism for a while now, particularly Algarve, Lisbon, and Porto. And while these destinations are undoubtedly worth visiting, it’s Northern Portugal that largely remains an unknown gem.

Portugal is the perfect destination for a road trip, and the country’s north is one of the most authentic regions, often completely forgotten by international tourists. So this road trip itinerary will take you through undiscovered parts of the country.

You’ll start and finish in Porto, the gateway to (and biggest city in) the north. This itinerary will take you to UNESCO Heritage sites, beaches and the often forgotten interior. You’ll also discover what is arguably the country’s best food!

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Five Expert Tips For Teaching Fido To Travel in a Car

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Five Expert Tips For Teaching Fido To Travel in a Car

Would you be surprised to know that 56% of pet-owners transport their dog by car, at least once a month?

Not only do visits to the Vet usually involve transporting Fido in the car, many dog-parents take their beloved four-legged friend on vacation with them, or simply decide to go to the lake for the day.

Whilst many dogs cope well during travel, we have put together 5 of the best tips for training Fido to travel in a car, safely.

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The Pros & Cons of Living In An RV

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The Pros & Cons of Living In An RV

Living in an RV sounds like a dream, right?

You get to live right in nature, with beautiful scenery (lush mountainscapes, beaches, deserts—you name it!) right outside your window. Not to mention there’s always something fun and new to do!

My fiance Kayla and I lived in an RV for 6 months and we had a blast! But it wasn’t all roses and butterflies. There are pros and cons to living in an RV.

That’s what this post is all about! Let’s dive in.

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7 Reasons to Rent a Car on Vacation

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7 Reasons to Rent a Car on Vacation

Most travelers, particularly those who like to travel like a local, prefer to use public transport when moving from one place to another. It’s cheap, usually reliable, and an easy way to get from A to B.

However, hiring a car on vacation can make a lot of sense, and, after-all, who doesn’t love a good road trip!

The thought of driving in a new country can definitely be overwhelming. But thousands of travelers opt for car rentals on vacations, and having your own vehicle can open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Granted, some destinations are more suited to having a car than others, for instance LA is a city where it really pays to hire a car, where-as if you’re visiting New York you probably won’t need one. But going through this list will help you decide whether your next vacation could benefit from a car rental.

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Ways to Stay Entertained on a Long Distance Bus Ride

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Ways to Stay Entertained on a Long Distance Bus Ride

Let’s be honest – no-one particularly enjoys a long bus ride. It can be crowded, too hot, and most all, incredibly boring.

Though despite being confined to one seat for hours at a time, there are definitely ways to distract yourself so that the time flies by.

Dreading an upcoming long distance journey? These activities will keep you entertained throughout the long-distance bus ride.

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Reasons to Rent a Car in Los Angeles

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Reasons to Rent a Car in Los Angeles

LA is one of those iconic destinations that every traveler should experience at least once in their lifetime; a sprawling urban metropolis that is deeply creative, and bursting at the seams with culture, personality, and access to Mother nature.

Whatever draws you to LA, whether it be laying underneath palm trees on a golden coast, the glitz of Hollywood, upmarket bars and boutiques, or lacing up your hiking boots for treks across the rugged mountains, LA truly has something for everyone.

But with such a huge range of experiences, in a city more than ten times the size of Paris, the most difficult part of planning isn’t going to be figuring out what to include on your itinerary; it’s going to be how to maximize your time.

For that reason alone we highly recommend renting a car.

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Things to Consider if You’re Buying an RV For Travel

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Things to Consider if You’re Buying an RV For Travel

Whether you’re going out of town or crossing borders to a neighboring country, a road trip can be an incredible way to quench your thirst for adventure.

While many road trips entail a regular vehicle, and booking hotels for each night you’re away, you might also consider getting or renting an RV, especially for long distance travels.

Modern RVs come equipped with everything you need to make the journey easier for you, and everyone else who comes along for the ride. From bathrooms to recreation areas, RVs have the amenities that add to your overall comfort.

While it’s many people’s dream to own their own RV, finding one that’s both right for you and fits your budget can be the tricky part. Fortunately, there are many strategies for finding the right RV. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind.

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