Tag Archives: road trip

Link Friday: The 2017 Road Trip Edition

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017 by Kate

Buckle up – it’s time for a summer road trip!

  • According to AAA, more Americans will take a road trip this summer than last and the travel outlook for the summer looks strong.
  • Travel + Leisure mapped out some of the country’s very best road trips from sea to shining sea, here.
  • Those are pretty scenic, but maybe even more fun are these roadies based on cult classic TV shows like Twin Peaks and X Files.
  • Or you could plan your route around the some of the world’s most specific art museums like the Smiley Face Museum in New York City or the Toilet Seat Art Museum in San Antonio.
  • Road trips can teach you a lot of things – like how to become an expert, Tetris-style car packer or exactly how many miles you can drive after that low fuel light goes on – but it can also teach you a few really important things about marketing.

Link Friday: The 2016 Labor Day Edition

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 by Kate

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and the season’s last travel hurrah.

  • This is where we’d tell you what AAA is predicting in terms of Labor Day travel, but apparently, they’ve decided to stop doing so.
  • That’s because, believe it or not, Labor Day isn’t one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. But don’t assume that means you’ll be alone on the highways. The cheapest gas in more than a decade means you’ll have plenty of company out on the road.
  • Low prices at the pump mean now is a great time to encourage travelers to pay your area a visit with an end of summer road trip! That means selling yourself – if you aren’t sure how, hire a destination marketing firm and leave it to the experts.
  • Know what else Labor Day weekend is good for? Shopping. Check out the best things to buy in September (pssst – one of the things is your holiday travel tickets!).

Link Friday: The 2016 Summer Road Trip Edition

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 by Kate

There’s nothing quite like a road trip to make the summer complete. So gas up the car, roll the windows down, turn the music up and hit the open road!

  • Start with this list of America’s best road trips. (We’re partial to the Great River Road, of course.)
  • Compare it with this list of the best and worst states for road trips, based on things like gas prices, camping costs and density of national parks and scenic byways.
  • A good playlist is key to drowning out the incessant chorus of “Are we there yet?” Here are some suggestions for making the perfect playlist.
  • While generally cheaper than air travel, road trips can get pricey. Check out these tips for saving some cash along the way.

Link Friday: The 2015 Road Trip Edition

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Kate

With gas prices predicted to be the lowest they’ve been since 2005, many of us are considering a road trip.

Link Friday: The Summer Road Trip Edition

Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Kate

Nothing says summer quite like a road trip. Buckle up.

  • Check out these 10 road trips you should add to your bucket list.
  • Here’s a list of road trippers’ favorite routes. (Click around for more random road trip stats than you could ever dream of)
  • Thinking about an RV road trip? This article is jam packed with helpful tips for your maiden voyage.
  • It’s summer. That means road construction and traffic jams. Check out this site to help you avoid tearing your hair out while you’re behind the wheel.

Link Friday: The Handy Travel Apps Edition

Posted on Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Kate

Travel is sort of our thing at Pilch & Barnet. Check out these handy apps to make your next trip that much easier.

  • Apple Maps is ok. Google Maps is better. Public transportation directions, more accurate routes and turn-by-turn GPS navigation makes this app a must-have.
  • Traveling abroad? You’re going to need to convert money, distance, degrees – The Converted app takes care of it all in one place.
  • Organize your travel in one place with TripIt. It will import information from your e-mail inbox and organize your flights, hotel and car rentals, dinner reservations and more into one big itinerary. Use the free version, do a 30 day free trial or pay for a year, if you’re really a jet setter.
  • Ready to hit the open road? Download Roadtrippers first. It’ll map out your route based on interesting sites to see along the way.

Link Friday: The Winter Travel Edition

Posted on Friday, November 29, 2013 by Kate

Winter is almost here, so it’s time to start thinking about traveling during this chilly season.

  • Want to go on a global adventure? Here are some of the most exciting, colorful adventures Earth has to offer this winter.
  • No passport? No problem. There’s plenty of amazing cities to see right here in the good old U.S. of A. this winter.
  • If a road trip is more your style, strap on the snow chains and get ready for a wintery (and breathtaking) adventure.
  • Before you hit the highway, make sure you’re prepared with these road trip must-have apps.
  • No plans for a winter getaway this year? Enjoy these stunning photos from around the world from the comfort of your couch.

Happy traveling!

Link Friday: The Road Trip Edition

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 by Brianna

Be it rising gas costs, a fear of flying or just a desire to spend a lengthy time bonding with your fellow travelers, road trips are super popular right now. Wondering where you should make your next drive? We’ve compiled a list of the best road trips in the U.S.! Here’s a trip for any occasion, like if…

As an added bonus, we’ve scouted the most useful resources to help you survive the drive:

Drive safe!

Link Friday: The Shoulder Season Edition

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 by Alan

If this summer left you short on budget, short on time and short on motivation for travel, your second chance is just around the bend. Shoulder season travel occurs in the off-season, when most folks are less likely to travel. This Link Friday will focus on the dynamics of shoulder season travel, and why you should be taking part in it.

Good luck with your travel plans! Thanks for reading!