As you get ready to ship your car, you may be tempted to load it with a few extra items. After all, this sounds convenient, doesn’t it? Especially, if you are in the process of moving.
If you deepen your research, it turns out that leaving personal belongings in the car may not only be more expensive, it may also go against the rules. Let me explain why:
These are not just rules set by the shipping companies. They are regulations coming ... Continue Reading →
Winter could be a tricky season if you are not prepared. Whether you are driving, walking or skiing, being prepared is the key to make sure it goes well. Winter is the coldest season with temperatures often dropping below zero and snow and ice storms accompanying that. During the winter months schools are on winter break and children keep warm inside, less people are on the streets and opposite to that we drive more.
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Looking for unique experiences, we readily give up the comfort of the paved road. Many of us want to leave all rules and regulations behind. We willingly challenge ourselves and our cars into going into the wild to discover our own new paths. Chasing the adventure, we take to nature’s steep slopes, deep lakes, rolling rivers, and fun in the mud. Still, safety is an important part of any adrenaline provoking experience, and off-roading is not an exception.
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If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you’ve probably lost count of how many times the phrase “Winter is Coming” has been said in the past few years. The truth is, winter is already here. Nonetheless, nothing must take away the excitement of a road trip, especially now that we are in the midst of the holiday season.
Road trips. Who doesn’t love them? Some long for them, others live for them. A road trip is a synonym ... Continue Reading →
Not all highways are created equal though. You may find some roads quite twisty and perilous. Have we awakened your curiosity? Keep on reading then to learn about America’s most dangerous roads.
Previously a part of U.S. Route 10, Highway 2 in Montana extends from Butte to Three Forks. It also has the reputation of one of the most dangerous roads in the United States. Traveling on Highway 2 you will experience long stretches of road that encourage ... Continue Reading →
On average, we spend hundreds of hours each year inside a car: whether for a daily commute or long distance trip. Hence, one of the most important qualities we look for in a car is the comfort. There is nothing more annoying than back pain after a long day in a driver’s seat or even passenger’s for that matter.
And here we are, in the midst of summer, at the peak of the season devoted to planning family vacations and road ... Continue Reading →
With summer here the number of heatstroke deaths is quickly adding up. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data from 1998 to 2014, 636 deaths from heatstroke have happened.
53% of the cases happened because a child was forgotten inside the car. 29% because the child was playing around an unattended vehicle. 17% because the child was left inside the car intentionally. And 1% due to unknown reasons.
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We can think of a million reasons why we have to drive. The job that’s across town, or little Tom’s school that’s at the other end of the county. Going grocery shopping every weekend, or going to the dentist’s every other month. But take all of that out of the equation. The appointments, the routine, the burden. The duties that have turned driving into an automated activity. If we take them all out, all that is left… is the pure ... Continue Reading →
Does traveling by plane feel like traveling to you? I know to me it doesn’t. Of course, sometimes it can be exciting. You might be able to enjoy some beautiful views here and there, if you are lucky enough to have a window seat. But the view is still quite limited. That is why, most of the time, I don’t mind taking the longer route and traveling by car, bus or train as long as I can enjoy the beauty ... Continue Reading →
In the past decade, researchers in the field of psychology have shown interest in exploring the relationship between the way people are in their daily lives and the ways they behave behind the wheel. Is there any correlation? Would your enthusiasm for socializing or your tendency to overreact in discussions prevent you from staying focused on the road?
When we talk about driving style, we don’t really mean the way you hold the wheel or what color shoes you wear. Not ... Continue Reading →