Tag: road trips

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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

Guest Bloggers

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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Aug 25, 2014

Road Trip America: Heading for the Highway on Labor Day

Jim Motavalli

A new survey says nine out of 10 Americans "like creating memories with family and friends on car trips."

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The cost per mile to run a car
Feb 27, 2014

What's the Real Cost of a Car Trip?

Dear Car Talk

Rachel wants to know how much it costs per mile to run a car. Her friends calculate the cost of by the cost of the gas used, but Rachel thinks they should also factor in wear and tear on the engine, maintenance, etc. Luckily, the IRS calculates this number every year. The answer, plus Tom and Ray's advice on whether Rachel should start billing her friends at the IRS rate for rides around town, right here. 

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Driving a 1960 Triumph TR3 across the country
Sep 10, 2013

Today: Recreating a Road Trip

Dear Car Talk

Patrick and his old roommate had so much fun on their post-college road trip 25 years ago that they're doing it again--same route and same car, a 1960 Triumph TR3. What should they bring with them to help with it inevitably breaks down? Will Tom and Ray have any advice for Patrick? (Or will they be too busy fishing for an invitation to tag along?)

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should i take a road trip in an old classic car
Nov 19, 2012

Today: Should Threat of Breakdown Stop Trip?

Dear Car Talk

Zach's dad wants to take the boys on a road trip in his vintage Studebaker, but their mom worries that they'll break down. Tom and Ray say, mom's right, but they should take the trip anyway! Can they help Zach can convince his mom that breaking down is part of the adventure?

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Jul 25, 2012

Now THAT'S a Road Trip!

Staff Blog

A 23-year road trip?! Check out the story of one man's incredible journey. 

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open-topped jeep
Jul 10, 2012

A Jeep Runs Through It

Tom Bodett

Go West, Young Bodetts! Rollbars, ATVs, and some pretty cool cowboy hats, this way.

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