It's warming up. Your windows are down, hair is flying and you've cranked up the music. Summer is finally here, and you're ready to grab your friends and road-trip to your favorite music event. Getting there can be just as fun as the concert itself, so we took a closer look at the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and heard Mitsubishi's pitch for it as the perfect road-trip companion. This crossover packs some serious tech features and an available Rockford Fosgate premium sound system that is no joke. Before you pack up and head out, here are some of our favorite concerts and road trips that can't be missed. Arguably one of the best songwriters to come along in a long time, Chris Stapleton now has caught fire with a huge fan base cheering for his generational voice of grit and soul (and some awesome collaborations with Justin Timberlake that helped vault his singing career). What can't be missed for this concert is a drive through the Pacific Northwest. To see some of … [Read more...] about Summer Concerts Worthy of a Road Trip
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I’m no stranger to road trips, and have a habit of doing them in fun cars. Most of the time they go as planned; other times they go very badly. But a trip from London to Le Mans and back in a 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, one of the most hardcore and extreme Porsches you can buy, was thankfully be one of the smoother ones—and surprisingly more comfortable than anticipated. (Full Disclosure: Porsche provided a GT3 to get from London to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and paddock and team access, along with a hotel in France, but Jalopnik paid for travel from America to Europe and other expenses.) Why A GT3? The 911 GT3 is one of the more sporting variants of the current 911 lineup, which is saying something. It’s a lighter, more powerful, nimbler version of an already great sports car. With 500 horsepower on tap from its 4.0 liter flat-6 engine, the GT3 is more than capable of gobbling up miles at a fair rate of knots, whether on the road or around a circuit. And unlike most 911s … [Read more...] about A 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Is Also A Surprisingly Great Road Trip Car
There are 58 national parks in the United States. How many have you been to? America houses some of the most beautiful parks and monuments in the world, and they are right here at our fingertips. This summer, if you’re looking for some adventure, try out these national park road trip ideas! They include the national parks of the West and East Coasts – and everything in between. Start planning your national parks road trip itinerary today! Acadia National Park – Maine Take a trip to the highest point on the United States East Coast and see the wonders that the Atlantic coastline has to offer. Acadia National Park is well known for its beautiful landscapes and beaches, along with great hiking and scenery. Historically, it is the first eastern national park. To gain access to the park, there is a small entrance fee, and 80 percent of the proceeds go to the park and the upkeep and reparation of other natural and cultural resources. Some holidays, such as National Public … [Read more...] about America’s Greatest Road Trips: US National Parks
Suddenly, old-fashioned road trips are trendy again. Surveys show they’re on the rise. Websites, newspapers, magazines and even books are featuring road trips like they’re the next big thing — even though they’re actually a longstanding American tradition steeped in nostalgia and pop culture, from the 1950s Beat Generation literary classic “On the Road” to the 1983 comedy movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” On Instagram, the hashtag #roadtrip shows up 37 million times. In some ways, the comeback of this 20th century-style vacation is surprising in an era when “time has become more far more precious than money, a priceless commodity not to be squandered lumbering along down endless miles of highway,” writes Richard Ratay in his upcoming book, “Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip.” In other words, why spend 18 hours driving 1,200 miles when you could get there in two … [Read more...] about Are old-fashioned road trips trendy again?
Mother Nature probably missed the memo that spring should be in full swing in some parts of the country — namely Cars.com's home city of Chicago and elsewhere in the Midwest — but summer is just a few short weeks away. And with summer's unofficial kickoff coming up this Memorial Day weekend, what better way to celebrate its arrival than by planning an all-American road trip? Related: 6 Things You Need to Know Before Hitting the Road for Memorial Day People still prefer getting behind the wheel over waiting at the baggage claim, despite projections from gas analysts that show it could be the most expensive summer for driving in about four years. As of Tuesday, gas prices were already 57 cents higher than this time last year, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Parks Popular Road trips have a special appeal to families, who tend to hit the road toward cities with theme parks or national parks. With its multiple theme parks, it's no wonder why Orlando, … [Read more...] about Taking a Memorial Day Road Trip? Here Are the Top Driving Destinations