Road Trip

Kids' Road Trip Essentials Checklist

Audio Book When planning your with kids, make sure to read the following  packing list of items essential for road travel to keep your children busy all road long. Equipped with the gear below you will avoid being frequently asked how long the trip is going to last.

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Road Trip Essentials

LED Planning your summer road trip to see your relatives, think about how to make it as comfortable as possible.  If you want to make your road trip perfect, map lights are the best bet.  Now when no paper maps are needed, the overhead map lights are finally standard on even the cheapest cars to rent. But it is much easier for a driver to use clip lights when taking a long and tiresome trip. Equipped with the $18 hands-free pilot’s LED with AAA batteries from Sporty’s Pilot Shop in Dayton, Ohio you will have no fuss about tracking your route. Originally designed for planes, they are ideal for the car as well.

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Great Road Trip Gear

Chicago City Planning a driving trip on a warm summer day don't forget to include the Waze social traffic and navigation app (available for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry) into your road trip packing list. Even if you think you know the road very well, a little of help on the road will always be useful. In addition to just getting directions, this free app can provide you with real-time updates as other drivers in your network can share with you the latest information about the road, such as traffic jams or accidents.

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How to Plan a Road Trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco

Welcome to USA Planning a road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco be prepared to spend minimum nine hours on the road and drive more than 550 miles. You can choose among several routes depending on the season when you plan to have a road trip. If you are planning a trip in winter you had better avoid the northern route as the roads can be very dangerous and sometimes even may be closed. Another consideration that may impact your choice of the route is whether you are working within a strict time frame or not. Because of picturesque scenery and thrilling attractions you will encounter on your way it may be worth taking the most scenic route and even making some side trips that are a bit off the beaten path. 

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Road Trip from San Francisco to New York

Big Apple A cross-country road trip is a popular way of adventure travelling for all Americans, from 18 to 81. One of the best cross country trips is the drive from San Francisco to New York that promises picturesque fields, spectacular Rocky Mountains and a wide array of fascinating roadside attractions. There are several routes to choose from. If you are in a hurry consider driving from San Francisco to New York straight across the country in four or five days, following the shortest route that's nearly 3,000 miles long. If you have more free time, don’t miss a chance to explore numerous sights on your way, but be prepared to spend at least 10 days on the road. In order to take the most out of your destination road trip make sure to plan the best road trip stops and prepare the stuff you will need on the road. And equipped with driving maps of U.S., you can hit the road looking forward to enjoying an unforgettable road trip.

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Chicago with Kids

Charles Darwin the Origin of Species With so many places to play and things to do, Chicago offers a real bounty of kids-friendly entertainment that will turn a visit to this remarkable city into an adventure you and your children will never forget. As if designed with kids in mind, Chicago features a wide array of events and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, from visiting award-winning museums or spending a night at the theatre to building sand castles at one of the lakefront's many beaches or playing 18-hole mini golf at Navy Pier in summer. The opportunities to have fun in Chicago are endless and here are some kid-friendly itinerary suggestions that will help keep both kids and parents entertained all day long.

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Every Dad's Guide to the Great American Road Trip

Eagle Car Looking forward to hitting the road with the kids on the back seat every dad wants confidence that no unpredictable circumstance is going to spoil such a coveted vacation. In order to feel safe on the road and enjoy your vacation, a thorough planning plus making the most of modern technology are required. We offer you road trip planning tips that will help you have a perfect classical family vacation.

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Car Clinic

Car Problems  The passenger-side air-blade light stays on as the car has a defective cushion bladder which costs $1600 to replace. Is the seat safe for an adult occupant and for a lightweight minor? – Unfortunately you can’t have you cushion bladder replaced on the spot as the replacement bladder needs to be calibrated and programmed into the occupant’s sensing system to work properly. The cushion bladder is designed in such a way that it tells the car whether the seat is occupied, the approximate weight of the occupant and even the position of the occupant as it is part of a pressure-sensing system built into the seat. The computer analyses various information including whether the seatbelt is buckled, car speed, the strength and angle of the impact to decide whether to fire an air bag or not. Considering your car’s defect, you mustn’t seat babies, toddlers or kids shorter than 4 feet nine inches in the seat or anyone who weighs less than 95 pounds. In any case this malfunction should be treated very seriously as the air-bag deployment behavior can be unpredictable. Of course you may ignore the warning light to save some money but ask yourself whether it is worth risking the safety of the passengers.

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7 Tech Gadgets to Make Holiday Travel Feel Like a Vacation

Ipad Whether you are planning to hit the road with the kids on the back seat or fly cross-country for the holidays, planning is essential for a successful journey. But booking your trip is only half of the preparations as it is also necessary to plan for the time you are actually traveling. And ten hours on the road or three hours in the plane won’t be so tiresome if you fetch the right tech gadgets. Especially if you are traveling with kids the following tech savvy gadgets will help you avoid the endless 'Are we there yet?' questions, minimize jet-lagexhaustion and reduce overall travel sickness.

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