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January 24, 2016 – 8:18 pm

The state capital, Salem is the second-largest metro area in the state of Oregon. Located about halfway between Portland and Eugene, it’s an easy day trip from either city. We visited last weekend and tried to …

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Road Trip: Chicago Auto Show or Bust

February 4, 2012 – 9:37 pm
2012 Buick Regal with eAssist

With the 2012 Chicago Auto Show around the corner (as in THIS week), Road Trips for Families is excited to attend the big event on Thursday, February 9. Dubbed as “Social Media Preview Day,” Thursday …

Guest Post: Road Trip Rides

November 9, 2011 – 8:41 pm
Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond offered on all three body styles

Today’s guest post is written by automobile-expert Sean Gray. Sean works with CashForTrucks.com, a company that buys cars and helps people sell their junkers and replace them with new ones.
If you’re a frequent road tripper, …

Family Road Trip: 2011 Buick Enclave on Route 66

June 28, 2011 – 12:52 pm

Join Road Trips for Families on a 1400 mile test drive in the 2011 Buick Enclave. Along Route 66, this luxury crossover with with dynamic performance exceeded its reputation for comfort and class.

Best Road Trip Cars From Ford

July 15, 2009 – 8:42 am
2010 Ford Taurus

Back in they day, parents just took the car they had. Now, there are lots of options, so I talked to Ford executive and mom, Amy Marentic, about the 2010 line of cars from Ford, and their great features for road trippers.

Next Road Trip, Leave the Driving to a Pro

June 15, 2009 – 9:52 am

When I first heard from the representative at WeDriveU, I scoffed at the idea of hiring a professional to drive the family sedan. But, then, I started to think of a few places I’d rather sip a cool beverage and watch the scenery instead of fight with the GPS (and eventually everyone in the car) trying to find our way.

Watch Your Wallet — Speed Traps Revealed

June 9, 2009 – 11:28 am
Speed Traps

The National Motorists Association seems suspect as an altruistic organization to me, but they have a database of known speed traps, searchable by state and city. Worth a look after you’ve finalized your route for the next road trip.

Kelly Blue Book’s Best Road Trip Cars of 2009

May 21, 2009 – 6:57 pm
Ford F150, Kelly Blue Book's pick for Towing Trip best road trip car, 2009

With a car for any road tripper, from the 505-horsepower Corvette ZO6 to the family-friendly Honda Odyessy, Kelly Blue Book took their automotive expertise and picked a Top 10.

Road Trip Vehicles of the Year 2009*

May 21, 2009 – 5:46 pm
Ford Flex

In one of the more brilliant press releases to come across my desk in a while, Thule, a manufacturer of roof racks as well as other auto accessories, announced their picks for Road Trip Vehicle of the Year 2009. After reading the release, I’m pretty sure not very women work at Thule.

Information Please

May 18, 2009 – 3:04 pm

For those of us without a fancy internet-enabled phone, it can be expensive to need directions at the last minute. I do ok at home, but sometimes when I’m traveling I just have to have directions at the last minute. And, there’s usually no one to call who can do a quick MapQuest lookup.