The Ultimate Guide to Road Trip Games

Road trip games: playing tic-tac-toe in the car.
Road trip games are a lifesaver, whether you're trekking cross country to sight-see or simply cross-county to see the grandparents, you're a college student on a butt-numbing quest to see how many states you can pin in a single weekend, or you're simply idling in traffic on the way to the airport.

Sure, you can flip through Facebook or have the kids watch Frozen for the 1,000th time, but why not use some of that road time to have a little fun while fostering a deeper connection with your fellow travelers?  Continue Reading

9 Tips for an Amazing (or at Least Tolerable) Road Trip with Your Pet

Traveling with dogs and cats - 9 tips for a less stressful road trip

Pets. We love them, and sometimes when we’re traveling, we don’t want to leave them. Whether it’s because your boarding situation isn’t ideal, or you just can’t imagine going on a vacation without them, you want to make sure you and your dog (or cat!) are prepared for a pleasant and non-stressful road trip. I’ve hit the road a few times with this furry lady pictured here, and after a few hundred hours in the car together, we’ve learned a thing or two.  Continue Reading

Season-Proof Your Car | These Essential Checklists Prepare You for Every Month of the Year

Depending on the season, you and your car have different needs. Here are four handy lists to make sure you're prepared for any situation on the road.
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We spend a lot of time in the car. On average, Americans spend 294 hours driving their cars every year (that's over twelve days worth of driving!). It's safe to say that your vehicle really is your home-away-from-home. Storing a few handy items in your ride is the easiest way to insure you're prepared for every scenario, without having to lug a bunch of stuff around in your bag or purse.  Continue Reading

8 Quick Tips for Cleaning and Organizing Your Car Interior

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While you’re rampaging through your spring cleaning checklist, don’t forget to give your car a little TLC. Whether you’re facing a mound of discarded coffee cups and drive-thru trailings or just a winter’s worth of dust and dirt, here are 8 quick tips for cleaning your car’s interior — and keeping it that way!     

1. Start by emptying everything out of your car: throw away garbage, bring those gym clothes inside, file away important receipts, get rid of that banana peel. Continue Reading

DIY Thrifty Car Odor Eliminators.

Children. Pets. Power tools. Library books. Groceries. We ask alot of our cars…and, we put a lot of stinky things in ’em too. And with dark interiors and constant sludging back and forth, it’s not always clear how dirty they get. Well, until the funk happens. It’s like one day, you open the door, and sit down, and say “Oh, know…it’s here.”

Classic red car wtih red steering wheel, red fuzzy dice in the window and white interior, source:

So, here’s seven inexpensive deodorizers intended with the unique interiors, shapes, and smells of your automobile. Continue Reading

Glass garage, anyone?

The T-Bone House, designed by COAST, is located near the German town of Waiblingen. It has all those earth-friendly features, like geothermal heating and a rain water recycling system. It also has great views of the surrounding countryside. So, if it’s so environmental, why does the home have a glass garage that draws the focus to an antiquated form of energy consumption? Because the car in that particular garage is a 1974 Porsche Targa, the homeowner’s pride and joy. Continue Reading

sQuba: The First Underwater Car.

“More than 30 years since Roger Moore's 007 put the idea into every guy's head, someone has finally replicated the underwater auto experience. Swiss design company Rinspeed has created the sQuba ($1.4 million), the world's first submersible car. Based on the Lotus Elise (it was a Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me), the all-electric convertible can drive you to the lake in style and then dive underwater to a depth of over 30 feet. Continue Reading

Craft My Ride!

Craft My Ride is Scion's craft competition for the DIY set.

From the press release: “Scion is challenging the “Do-It-Yourself” crow to channel their inner craftiness and desgn hand-made car accessories for a Scion vehicle in a craft making competition…”  An impressive judges panel declares that this is not some corporate marketing scheme to sell the subculture back to itself…(or maybe it is, but it's got the support of some important names in the indie craft world). Continue Reading

Car Part Art

For anyone who assembled, or tried to assemble, a model car when they were young, the Drive-In by Jellio, is sure to bring back memories.

Designed by Mario Marsicano and Chris Lenox, the 44″ x 44″ polyurethane resin, metallic silver finished wall sculpture was modeled after “the sprue element the model [car] parts were attached to.” All chrome and hot-rod muscle, this blast from the past will set you back $2,500.00 bucks.

For a cheaper and less refined alternative, how about hanging an assembly of hubcaps on your wall? Continue Reading