Jonathan Harper / @JBH1126 Going on a road trip is one of the most fun things you can do with a car. But some vehicles are more suited than others for long-term highway stints. Which car would you pick?My choice would be the E39-generation BMW M5. Sure, it's not as fast, modern, or luxurious as my E60, but it's certainly more balanced and fuel-efficient. Plus, if I happen to run into any twisty roads during my journey, it's the E39 I want to be in. Former Cannonball Run record-holder Alex Roy set his New York-to-Los Angeles record in an E39 M5, which should give you an idea of how well-suited it is for road trip duty. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Now we'd like to know: Which car do you think is best for road-tripping? There's no restriction on price or type of car, either. It could be anything, as long as you think it would be a good road trip companion. Let us know in the comments below. … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Car for a Road Trip?
Getty Images No two road trips are alike — except that they all involve long distances, rushed meals, and groups of tired, bored, grumpy humans sharing the same cramped quarters for hours on end. To keep everyone happy, peaceful, and safe, we recommend that all road trips be bound by the same set of rules, which we present here, in no particular order. 1. First and foremost, everyone must use the bathroom before the vehicle hits the road. 2. The driver chooses the music: Whoever is at the wheel is also in control of the stereo, unless he decides to hand that power to someone else. However, he reserves the right to take it back at any time. Should a radio station play two or more songs in a row by Styx, Warrant, or Limp Bizkit, an obscure maritime law dictates that the person in control of the radio at the time must ride in the trunk until the next gas stop. 3. At all times, the co-pilot—meaning, whoever's riding shotgun—must remain awake and available to dish out … [Read more...] about 21 Rules of Road Tripping
Hitting the open road is a distinctly American pastime, and no season calls for it more than summer. But might we suggest a little twist on the idea? We call it the off-road trip, for the folks with four-wheel-drive and a taste for adventure—not to mention dust. So, with the hope to inspire you to break away from the pavement, we've compiled some of the greatest trips you can make, all (or mostly) on dirt and gravel. Here they are, in no particular order. Mojave Road, Arizona & California There are few better ways to spend two to three days behind the wheel of a 4x4 than traversing the Mojave Road. Running from Bullhead City, Arizona to Newberry Springs, California, this 140-mile trail is chock full of historical landmarks…and snakes. Don't forget the snakes. Originally blazed by Native Americans, the road has been travelled by Spanish explorers, European colonizers, and the U.S. Army over the last several hundred years. And there's good reason; it's home to some … [Read more...] about America’s 10 Best Off-Road Trips To Take This Summer
1 of 50 Alabama: Fried Catfish Wherever you go, you'll find fried anything: chicken, steak, apple pie, green tomatoes. But if you're driving along the Coastal Connection Scenic Byway, catfish holds a special place in the heart. And so do the noodlers who can grab a catfish by their bare hands, throw it into a fryer, and serve it with a side of fried dill pickles. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 of 50 Alaska: Reindeer Sausage Reindeer sausage may not engender any favors with Santa Claus, especially when he lives down the street. But despite the magic of the season, reindeer is just another tasty meat to turn into sausage—knowledge shared by the residents of Norway, Finland, and Anchorage. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 3 of 50 Arizona: Chimichanga Founded in 1922, El Charro Cafe in Tucson is the oldest Mexican restaurant in the country, and "home of the chimichanga," when founder Tia Monica Flin accidentally dropped a burrito into a deep … [Read more...] about The 50 Most Delicious Things to Eat On an American Road Trip
TONIGHT: Jeremy Clarkson saves the world, Richard Hammond falls off a motorcycle many times, and James May gets wet. That’s right: the new Grand Tour trailer is out, and it’s a used car road trip special! Actually it’s not tonight; it airs on Friday. This is the long-awaited road trip special we first saw in the original Series Two advert. Series Two, episode 11 is called the Mozambique Special. The three stooges attempt to end world hunger by attempting to transport fish from the east African nation’s rich and bountiful coast to the distant interior, where things aren’t so good and people live, as The Grand Tour YouTube page puts it, “on the brink of hunger.” Naturally each of them chooses a different method of transportation. Clarkson uses a Nissan pick-up, Hammond chooses a brand new TVS Star motorbike and May goes retro with a wonderful old Mercedes 200T. The episode will, as always, air on Friday on Amazon Prime Video. We’ll be … [Read more...] about This Week’s Grand Tour Episode Is The Road Trip We’ve Been Waiting For