The Ten Best Drives Left in America

If you love taking it out on the open road, with breathtaking vistas unblocked by office buildings and mini-marts, the following list of great unspoiled stretches of American highway can serve as the ultimate to-do list. Better hurry, though: They’re about to put a new strip mall right…there.



1. Natchez Trace Parkway
Stretching south from the bright lights of Nashville, Tennessee, to the banks of the Mississippi River in Natchez, Mississippi, these 444 miles of road will wind you through some of our nation’s most beautiful countryside, with a few manmade marvels to boot, like…

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The Ten Best Drives Left in America

Quick Guide to Winterize Any Car

As if winter didn’t bring enough worries (inflated heating bills, anyone?) you’ve got the added stress of driving – and potentially being stranded – in frigid temperatures.  To keep yourself from unexpectedly walking in a winter wonderland, here’s an easier-than-you-might-think hit list to winterize your ride.


1.    Oil: A change’ll do you good.
You could probably guess using a high quality motor oil renders the best performance and helps minimize damage to your engine, but this time of year look for an oil rated to reduce friction and seal valves in low temperatures, too.  If your region’s…

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Quick Guide to Winterize Any Car

Road Trip of the Week: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

RF_GI_84380148web_resizeFew things make a road trip more spectacular than misty mountain views, a panorama of fall foliage, the lure of trout streams, and cool autumn air whipping into the car from rolled-down windows. Not to mention a 454-mile run through this brilliant terrain, test-driving the new snow tires before that first flake even hits the pavement.


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Road Trip of the Week: Great Smoky Mountains National Park