Within the next ten days, America will celebrate two of the most important holidays of the year. One, Labor Day, we all know well. It’s the officially unofficial marker to the end of summer. A day some of us are lucky enough to have off from work and most of us pass with a barbecue or trip out of town.
But the other day, the day that’s arguably more important is today. A day that, while definitely not a government holiday, should still be celebrated with fervor and excitement because it’s the day you get to put man’s best friend first–if you’re fortunate enough to have one, anyway. Today is National Dog Day. Continue reading “#NationalDogDay: How to Bring Your Dog on a Road Trip”
Last week GM CEO Mary Barra spoke with Business Insider about GM’s projected autonomous technology, and how it could turn your car into a “second office,” so you won’t have to wait until you get to the office to start working. I understand this. An hour more each day to answer emails, do research, and have some digital face time with clients would be helpful, especially for a CEO like Barra. But I don’t want it. My commutes are a refuge for a primal, archaic part of my brain, a segment quickly rusting over with neglect. Nine hours alone in a car will have it in fighting spec again, and I need that desperately. Here’s what I mean.
Continue reading “A Road Trip Alone is my Christmas Gift to Myself”
You’re going places, and you’re taking your Thule gear. Why not win huge prizes while you’re at it? Yes, summer is here, and StreetsideAuto.com and Thule want you to get out there and make your mark on the American vacationscape. So we’re giving away $450 of gear to the Thule owners with the best vacation photos featuring their awesome Thule stuff.
Yosemite. Yellowstone. The Grand Canyon. The Appalachian Trail. Acadia. The Outer Banks. You get the idea. You’re going on vacation this summer to some of America’s most incredible places, and your Thule roof racks, cargo carriers, and bike haulers are going to help you get there. But we’re stuck in the office, and we want to see what you’re up to. So we’re giving away three Thule prize packages in exchange for our favorite photos of your Epic Thule Summer.
Continue reading “Win Major Gear with the Epic Thule Summer”
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When my dad was a kid, cars were more comfortable, the economy was bulling along, and gas was cheaper than milk. With the help of Ike’s new interstate system, the Greatest Generation shoveled their families into their big sedans and wagons and forged the great American road trip. America was experienced through the skylights of an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser.
These days, cars are cramped and dark, the economy has taken a turn for the down, and gas is so expensive people actually buy Priuses. Flying can actually be cheaper, and though train travel is getting rare, it’s just as fast, much more comfortable, and can also be cheaper. But getting in your own car and striking out into the tarmac-belted distance is still the best way to see America. I got a reminder this weekend as my friend Dan and I loaded up the wagon and shot off to Breckenridge, Colorado. Continue reading “Still the Best Way to See America”