Seasonal Driving

Driving Destinations for Apollo 50th Anniversary

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the lunar landing on your next road trip. Destinations celebrating the event are located within an afternoon drive of major metropolitan areas.

75 Years later: Vehicles Deployed On D-Day

Seventy-five years ago, armored trucks and four-wheel drive vehicles stormed the beaches of Normandy during an invasion that became a turning point in World War II.

See what vehicles were part of that historic assault.

A View From Your Seat: National Parks

There are national parks meant for hiking and camping under the stars. And there are destinations with grand views for drive-through tourists.

Here’s a list of stunning national parks for harried travelers.

Pacific Coast Drive: Ocean Meets 'Wow!'

There’s a reason Highways 1 and 101 from California to Washington attract drivers from all over the globe.

Simply put, this long and winding road leaves travelers awestruck--1,400 miles of windswept vistas and foaming ocean.

 

America's Dams: Adventure for All Ages

There’s just something about a wall of cement holding back billions of gallons of water that inspires awe. It’s a fascinating blend of brute force, gumption and technology.

We’ve come a long way since the first block dam was built in Jordan 3,000 years ago. Take a tour of America’s most famous dams.

Family hiking: Letting dog be your guide

One North Carolina native believes she has found a way to unlock the beauty and wonders of nature to America’s internet-crazed youth.

For Ellen Eastwood the answer lies in four paws and a discriminating nose. Her guidebook, “The Trail Hound’s Handbook, Your Family Guide To Hiking With Dogs,” teaches kids how to have fun in the wilderness with man’s best friend.

Chasing waterfalls during peak spring runoff

You just can't stir up controversy among waterfall experts.   There's none of the big talk heard among tree people or mountain climbers, for instance, who enjoy banter about which grove has the largest redwoods or which peak is the toughest to climb.   Waterfall enthusiasts hail from the Mutual Admiration Society, where there's an unspoken code of etiquette when speaking of another's natural wonders. They are polite to the point of reverence.