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Summer Road Trip 2018 » Five Best Cars for Road Trips

by juliac, updated May 03 2018

Traveling cross country has been a major part of American history. Beginning with the idea of Manifest Destiny in the early days of expansion into the western US and continuing today with cross country road trips, getting out and experiencing the many different parts of the United States is almost a part of the American identity.

Though nearly any mode of transportation offered today is a much better choice than the covered wagons of the 1800s, some cars are more cut out for the trip than others. Here are some of the five best cars for road trips.

Jeep Wrangler

A well known American classic, the Jeep Wrangler has been a top choice for road trips for generations. Designed with adventure in mind, the Wrangler has lots of features that can help with an extended road trip. The Wrangler is built on an incredibly capable 4 wheel drive platform, allowing it to access more places than most other vehicles. In addition to its off road capabilities, the Wrangler can handle pavement like a champ. Rated at 23 miles per gallon highway, the Wrangler can take you further than before.

The 2018 Wrangler is also safer than ever, featuring advanced front and side airbags, blind spot monitors and rear cross detection sensors, which help to alert drivers of nearby vehicles that can be hard to spot otherwise.

Mazda CX-5

As one of the top selling crossover SUVs in the nation, the Mazda CX-5 makes for a great family car or ultimate road trip machine. The CX-5 was designed “for driving enjoyment and rejuvenation” and has plenty of features to help maximize comfort for both the driver and passengers.

The CX-5 uses Mazda’s i-Active All Wheel Drive system, which can adapt to changing road conditions, helping keep it safe in weather of all types. At 31 miles per gallon, fill ups are few and far between.

With seating for 5 adults, a power liftgate, premium sound and bluetooth connectivity, the CX-5 is built to keep you comfortable for the long haul.

Ford Explorer

A staple of the SUV market for a number of years, the Ford Explorer is one of the top vehicles for a road trip. The largest vehicle included on this list, the Explorer has seating for seven, meaning no friend or family member is ever left behind. Powered by Ford’s proven Ecoboost V6 engine, the Explorer has plenty of get up and go for the mountain passes of the west, while still making an estimated 24 miles per gallon on the highway.

Ford designed the Explorer with performance in mind and did not stop with the engine. The interior of the vehicle features up to four USB charging ports as well as premium audio options.

Safety-wise the Explorer is offered with Ford’s Safe and Smart package, which includes rain sensing wipers, auto high beam lights, and other features to keep you safe and sound mile after mile.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Looking to road trip in style? Look no further than the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Another American classic, the Corvette first debuted in 1953 and has been a favorite of car enthusiasts ever since. What the Corvette lacks in space, it makes up for in style and performance.

However, the Corvette is not for the faint of heart. With 650 horsepower and an estimated top speed of over 200 miles per hour, the Corvette is by far the sportiest car included on this list.

Subaru Outback

A top choice of adventurers everywhere, the Subaru Outback is a great road trip car. The Outback comes with integrated roof crossbars, which can be used to haul things like bikes, kayaks, or cargo. Subaru’s proven all wheel drive system offers drivers a safe and capable vehicle that excels both on and off the road.

The Outback is also available with Eyesight technology, which helps spot upcoming road hazards and keep you from drifting out of your lane.


For the extra adventurous, fold the seats down, set up a sleeping bag, and spend the night sleeping in the back!

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Weekend Road Trip » Road Trip Articles, Tips & GuidesāŽœRoundup

by juliac, updated Apr 11 2018

Articles & Ideas


  • Top 10 Road Trip Tips: Consider these 10 tips when planning your weekend getaway. 
  • Road Trip Checklist: Not sure what to bring along for the ride? Use this road trip packing and preparation checklist before hitting the road. 
  • 31 Ultimate Family Road Trips: Great trip ideas for families
  • Car Games: Keep the little ones entertained with these top 10 car games for kids. This may be your best bet for avoiding the all to familair guestion, "are we there yet?".
  • Couple Road Trip Ideas: Cancel your dinner reservations for a date with the open road. Try some of these romantic road trip ideas next time you and your signifcant other feel like switching it up. 
  • 31 Cheap Road Trip Ideas: Budget-minded travelers, this is for you. Consider these hacks for saving money on your next road trip, or really any trip for that matter. 
  • Girls Weekend Getaways: Taking a trip with the girls? Check out these awesome destination ideas that are sure to please everyone in the group. 
Tools for Planning
  • Road Trip Planners: Route planning and activity guides are great for preparing your road trip itineraries. You can find route planners online or make your own at home. The more organized your trip is, the more you can experience. 
  • MPG Calculator: Calculate average gas prices by your car make/model. This is most helpful to those on a budget and wanting to factor in all expenses ahead of time. 
  • WunderMap: Interactive activity map and route planner.
  • Google Maps 

Key West » Quick Guide to Key West

by juliac, updated Mar 09 2018

Key West offers numerous opportunities for adventure, sight seeing, and relaxation. The small island boasts clean beaches, an historic downtown, and homed a few famous literary figures such as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Frost. Key West is bursting at the seems with iconic restaurants, houses, and things to do. 


Getting there


Driving: This is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the U.S.

Busses: Another picturesque ride in to the Keys.

Sailing: Believe it or not, sailing to Key West is one of the more popular routes of transposition. There are many full service marinas that welcome visitors, however, you’ll need to reserve your spot in advance. 

Ferry Service: The Key West Express is a fun way of getting to the Island. Travel in style with a full bar serving up frozen drinks, indoor and outdoor seating, and an art gallery. 

Flying: Charter planes are available via Air Key West. 



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