Developers in Spain use crowdsourcing and online sources to find the scenic way
Mapping services like Mapquest are used to find the quickest route from point A to point B, regardless of the quality of the route. A team of researchers in Barcelona, Spain want to change that with a new algorithm designed to get users to their destination in the most pleasant way possible.
Moms are seen as better traveling companions, though Dads are considered better drivers
Sorry, Dads, you're the better drivers, but you still stink on road trips. According to a new study from Visiting Angels, an in-home care company, 54 percent of adult children would rather take a trip with their mother than their father.
The real way to keep your milage high and fuel costs low this summer
The summer road trip season is here, and according to AAA, we can expect gas prices to soar. Barring natural disasters or geopolitical problems, consumers can expect to see prices to hover around last summer's high of $3.55 and $3.70 per gallon. How can you have your fun in the sun while avoiding pain at the pump?
Things to consider before beginning your cross-country journey
There's something about a road trip that invariably gets me excited. Maybe it's the cultural remains of Manifest Destiny or my own sense of adventure, but each year I, like millions of other Americans, pack my vehicle to the brim with enough supplies to survive a mild nuclear winter and head off across the continent.
A new record for fastest road trip across America was set on Wednesday when Ed Bolian, a Lamborghini dealer from Atlanta, and his team arrived in Redondo Beach, Calif. just 28 hours and 50 minutes after setting out from New York City.
We took one through twisty Pacific Northwest back roads, heading for Pebble Beach
One by one, the engines of 22 classic cars come alive. Some cough with a ragged wheeze, some need coaxing and some hum with European precision. Whatever their personality, they all start. This is the first miracle of the road trip.
Wanderlust: It alternately makes life worth living, yet discourages living life in a conventional fashion. Or on a more practical level, not a day goes by that those of us given to rambling do not battle conflicted desires to slip behind the wheel and slip out of town.
Admittedly, the U.S. doesn't offer the world's greatest driving instruction. By and large, young drivers are forced to rely on their parents to teach them how to handle themselves behind the wheel, which perpetuates a painful cycle of trans-generational bad habits.
The automaker tested out its hydrogen fuel cell on a massive road trip
To prove that it can be done, Hyundai recently drove a 28-day road trip across the U.S. using zero gallons of gas.
The Hyundai Tucson company reps took for the ride was fueled by hydrogen. Even without adequate fueling stations around the country, the company wanted to show that the technology is ready for prime time. The infrastructure just needs to catch up.
There's less than one month of summer left and many of you have yet to take a vacation. Might we suggest a road trip? Whether you head out to see Wally World or the world's biggest ball of twine, many challenges await you along the way. Between lousy truck-stop food, random mattresses left in the road, bickering children and your significant other taking over the climate controls like some sort of tin-pot dictator, there's plenty of nonsense to deal with. So, we've gathered a list of some gadget
Road trip games, those boredom-battling tests of concentration and quick vision meant to speed the hours, are some of the closest things we have to auto mythology. Like early tales of Zeus and the Chupacabra passed down by oral tradition, they mean a lot to us, some of them make us laugh and some scare the pants off us, and no one knows from whom, when or where they originated. All we know is that
How to take your family's summer trip and still have some money left when you get there.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- With gas prices hitting record levels, the traditional family road trip has become a source of dread. It now costs some serious money to drive a few hundred miles.But there are some things you can do to cut the cost and still arrive with your sanity intact and your armpits dry.Pick the right tool for the job: If you have more than one car to choose from, don't just try t
Four dream cars, four scenic highways, four memorable road trips
Staying home on the weekends is nice and all, but car enthusiasts know how great it is to get out on the open road every once in a while. Some car people even plan entire vacations around driving a certain mountain road, scenic valley highway or winding coastal byway.Whether you are an enthusiast or not, driving your car on this country's great roads can be an awesome experience, right?For some ro