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CHICAGO — Last year, Leyla Royale visited Mexico City and London and went paragliding in the Austrian Alps. This year she’s occasionally left her Andersonville neighborhood to drive around downtown Chicago for a change of scenery. Travel-starved consumers like Royale want to get back to their jet-setting ways in 2021, and the COVID-19 vaccine has some feeling more optimistic. Airlines and tour ...

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The holiday season is the busiest time of year for long-distance travel, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. But as expected, holiday travel in 2020 has been significantly impacted by the pandemic. While many people traveled this Thanksgiving, more opted to stay home compared to the previous year. Data from the U.S. Department of […]

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Winter RV road trips are more popular than ever this year as people look for socially distanced vacations that don’t involve airplanes or hotels. For some travelers, a winter RV…

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If you’re feeling cabin fever lately but still aren’t ready to jump on an airplane, you might be inclined to opt for an RV road trip this fall or winter.…

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If you’re feeling cabin fever lately but still aren’t ready to jump on an airplane, you might be inclined to opt for an RV road trip this fall or winter.…

Buckling into the car seat in early August, I felt excitement and dread. After so much time in my own backyard, I was looking forward to seeing new landscapes, but wary because once we crossed the Minnesota border, we would be road tripping exclusively through red-zone states.

Little in the way of good news has emerged in the month since my last status update. Presumably, if you’re traveling at all, you’re taking regional road trips, not flying, and not going out of the country. But you’re probably at least thinking about when you can next get on a plane without worrying and where you can go without worrying. And, at least for now, don’t believe anyone who says they have those answers down pat. I know I sure don’t. What I do know is just how muddled the current situation is — and is likely to remain for a while.

A founding member of Southern Avenue, which was nominated for a 2019 Grammy for their album “Keep On,” Tikyra Jackson is stepping out from behind her drum kit to promote her solo single, “No More Fear.” Inspired by the worldwide protests to denounce George Floyd’s death, Jackson went all out on the track, playing the instruments herself and singing lead vocals. An avid traveler, she says her career has taken her to so many wonderful places. “I was 19 years old when I began touring with Southern Avenue and our journey together has led us to the most serene, beautiful destinations,” says Jackson, 25. “It’s about a 15-hour drive from Memphis to the mountains and the bluest skies I’ve ever seen in Colorado. It has become my favorite place on Earth.” Fans may follow her on Instagram and Twitter (username @TikyraDrums) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TikyraMusic/).

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Many U.S. households have put a pause on air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic and families are instead hitting the open roads to enjoy a getaway while staying safe and saving money this summer. In fact, AAA forecasts that Americans will take 700 million trips this season and road trips will account for 97% of this travel. Car trips will actually see the smallest decrease in travel volume during the pandemic of just 3% year-over-year compared to traveling by plane, which will be down 74%. It is' clear consumers are itching to take a vacation.

If a summer road trip is on your radar, don't let the false sense of savings security fool you into blowing your budget. Even though driving is cheaper than flying, it's still important to mind your budget as every small expense adds up quickly.

Here are seven savvy road trip tips to help you make...

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By Andrea Woroch

Many U.S. households have put a pause on air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic and families are instead hitting the open roads to enjoy a getaway while staying safe and saving money this summer. In fact, AAA forecasts that Americans will take 700 million trips this season and road trips will account for 97% of this travel. Car trips will actually see the smallest decrease in travel volume during the pandemic of just 3% year-over-year compared to traveling by plane, which will be down 74%. It is' clear consumers are itching to take a vacation.

If a summer road trip is on your radar, don't let the false sense of savings security fool you into blowing your budget. Even though driving is cheaper than flying, it's still important to mind your budget as every small expense adds up quickly.

Here are seven savvy road tri...

10 Great Ways to Stretch your Summer Travel Dollar

Staycations 101

Save On Theme Park Admission Tickets

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The classic road trip is more popular than ever as we seek ways to explore while staying safe and socially distant. Whether you pile into the …

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If you’re thinking about taking your furkid on a special road trip, but are somewhat anxious about the prospect...we’re here to help. Perhaps, you just don’t know where to begin. Deciding where to go, where to stay, and then getting there can seem a bit daunting -- especially if you’ve never road-tripped with your pet before.

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