A summer road trip is a great opportunity for those once-in-a-lifetime experiences and a great way to make memories with your friends and family. A little planning and preparation will make your road trip even better. Here are some tips that can be essential to summer road trip success.

As the summer travel season peaks, budget-conscious travelers are facing what seems to be a perfect storm -- continued increases in gasoline prices combined with rising hotel room rates. Here are some tipsthat will help you maximize your summer vacation dollars.

Travel has changed quite a bit since our ancestors first picked up and moved from one camp to the next. More recently, our ability to stay connected while away from home has improved greatly. We create and demand access to information more now than ever before. As we travel, we need to be able to connect with co-workers, chat with friends and family, or even find a great spot to eat.

Even if you’re the type of traveler who’s scaled Kilimanjaro, floated down the Nile and trekked through the Amazon jungle, there’s very likely one place where you haven’t yet been: Antarctica. It’s the last frontier in travel, and going there requires an adventurous spirit and some travel expertise. If getting to the very bottom of the world seems like a logistical challenge, keep in mind that the easiest way to get there is by taking an Antarctica cruise.

With gas prices reaching record highs across the country and air travel more aggravating than ever, a growing number of summer travelers won’t be traveling as far for their vacations this year. The result: a growing interest in the “staycation” – long weekends or mini-breaks to destinations within 300 miles of home.

Families that play together stay together – at least that’s the common wisdom. Even in tough economic times, family vacations are worth the money, Americans agree. Here are some ways to plan a great vacation even if you have a small budget.

Knowledge may be power, but that’s only the case if you put what you know into good use. Sure, it’s a common phrase that can be used in many different situations, but when applying it to car care, weeding through the myths can result in financial savings and longer vehicle life.