The Truth About Cars » Travel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 You Still Can’t Go To Cuba Just To See ‘Yank Tanks’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/still-cant-go-cuba-just-see-yank-tanks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/still-cant-go-cuba-just-see-yank-tanks/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1245673 If recent reports that you may soon be able to hop a flight from Miami to Havana, Cuba have you scrambling for your passport to spy Che’s Chevrolet and Fidel’s Oldsmobile, tranquilo. According to Reuters, although commercial airlines in the U.S. may resume service to Cuba after a 54-year blackout, travelers to the island country […]

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If recent reports that you may soon be able to hop a flight from Miami to Havana, Cuba have you scrambling for your passport to spy Che’s Chevrolet and Fidel’s Oldsmobile, tranquilo. According to Reuters, although commercial airlines in the U.S. may resume service to Cuba after a 54-year blackout, travelers to the island country […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Seattle to Portland http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/u-s-north-south-2015-seattle-portland/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/u-s-north-south-2015-seattle-portland/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229521 If you thought I got lost somewhere in southern Alaska, you thought wrong. We are now hitting Seattle, WA for the remaining part of this U.S. North to South series. I have the privilege of driving a 2015 Ram 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×4 Turbo Diesel. I baptised last year’s Ram 1500 as Albert. This year, I will follow […]

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If you thought I got lost somewhere in southern Alaska, you thought wrong. We are now hitting Seattle, WA for the remaining part of this U.S. North to South series. I have the privilege of driving a 2015 Ram 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×4 Turbo Diesel. I baptised last year’s Ram 1500 as Albert. This year, I will follow […]

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Are US Investigators Confiscating Passports of German Volkswagen Engineers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/is-the-us-confiscating-passports-of-german-volkswagen-engineers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/is-the-us-confiscating-passports-of-german-volkswagen-engineers/#comments Sun, 08 Nov 2015 15:43:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1213977 Volkswagen engineers in Germany are afraid to do business trips to the U.S. because one employee had his passport confiscated by U.S. investigators, reported Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest subscription daily newspaper, on Saturday. The paper goes on to explain Volkswagen believes U.S. authorities want to question certain engineers and are preventing their exit from the country, […]

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Volkswagen engineers in Germany are afraid to do business trips to the U.S. because one employee had his passport confiscated by U.S. investigators, reported Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest subscription daily newspaper, on Saturday. The paper goes on to explain Volkswagen believes U.S. authorities want to question certain engineers and are preventing their exit from the country, […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Wrangell and Ketchikan, Alaska http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/u-s-north-south-2015-wrangell-ketchikan-alaska/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/u-s-north-south-2015-wrangell-ketchikan-alaska/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1207617 Leaving Petersburg to continue on our way south requires a ferry as Petersburg’s road network only reaches 30 miles out of town and does not cross any water along the way. Next we visit Wrangell and Ketchikan before leaving Alaska for good. As well as analysing the car park in these two tiny towns, this is an opportunity […]

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Leaving Petersburg to continue on our way south requires a ferry as Petersburg’s road network only reaches 30 miles out of town and does not cross any water along the way. Next we visit Wrangell and Ketchikan before leaving Alaska for good. As well as analysing the car park in these two tiny towns, this is an opportunity […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Petersburg, Alaska http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-petersburg-alaska/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-petersburg-alaska/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1207177 After stopping in Juneau, we now take the Alaska Marine Highway — the ferry in simple terms — on a little over five hour sail to reach the next town in our journey: Petersburg, definitely the most picturesque fishing station I got to visit in Alaska. Nicknamed Little Norway and founded in 1897 by Peter Buschmann, […]

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After stopping in Juneau, we now take the Alaska Marine Highway — the ferry in simple terms — on a little over five hour sail to reach the next town in our journey: Petersburg, definitely the most picturesque fishing station I got to visit in Alaska. Nicknamed Little Norway and founded in 1897 by Peter Buschmann, […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Juneau, Alaska http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-juneau-alaska/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-juneau-alaska/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1200209 After Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, we fly south to Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. Juneau is America’s only state capital that cannot be reached by car — only boat or plane — as its road network does not connect it to any other towns. It is bound to stay that way as half its residents and its mayor […]

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After Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, we fly south to Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. Juneau is America’s only state capital that cannot be reached by car — only boat or plane — as its road network does not connect it to any other towns. It is bound to stay that way as half its residents and its mayor […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Anchorage, Alaska http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-anchorage-alaska/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-anchorage-alaska/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1194010 After Barrow and Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, at the extreme north of the United States, we now fly south 620 miles (1,007 km) to Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska but not its capital. As much as I would have liked to tackle the mighty Dalton Highway, an additional 230 miles and a 14- to 18-hour […]

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After Barrow and Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, at the extreme north of the United States, we now fly south 620 miles (1,007 km) to Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska but not its capital. As much as I would have liked to tackle the mighty Dalton Highway, an additional 230 miles and a 14- to 18-hour […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Barrow, Alaska http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-barrow-alaska/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-barrow-alaska/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187362 Last year, I crossed the United States from Coast to Coast — New York to LA — in a Ram 1500 Tradesman. You can follow last year’s coverage here. This year we embark on another crossing, this time from North to South, albeit starting a little further North than you might expect. I’ll hop in a […]

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Last year, I crossed the United States from Coast to Coast — New York to LA — in a Ram 1500 Tradesman. You can follow last year’s coverage here. This year we embark on another crossing, this time from North to South, albeit starting a little further North than you might expect. I’ll hop in a […]

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Hammer Time: Flying Is The Devil’s Work http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/hammer-time-flying-devils-work/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/hammer-time-flying-devils-work/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1143233 4 a.m. The alarms clocks ring. Both of them. Just in case I get any funny ideas. I go through the semi-conscious motions. Clothes… suitcase… glasses… coffee… breakfast. By 4:15 a.m, I’m out the door and driving to the airport in a 21-year-old Geo Prizm. I figured that a 5-speed and a stark lack of […]

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4 a.m. The alarms clocks ring. Both of them. Just in case I get any funny ideas. I go through the semi-conscious motions. Clothes… suitcase… glasses… coffee… breakfast. By 4:15 a.m, I’m out the door and driving to the airport in a 21-year-old Geo Prizm. I figured that a 5-speed and a stark lack of […]

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AAA: Memorial Day 2015 To See Highest Travel Volume In Ten Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/aaa-memorial-day-2015-see-highest-travel-volume-ten-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/aaa-memorial-day-2015-see-highest-travel-volume-ten-years/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1066930 Memorial Day 2015 will see the highest volume of travel in a decade as 37.2 million Americans hit the road to begin their summer season. The 2015 figure projected by AAA Travel is a 4.7 percent increase over 2014’s 35.5 million travellers during the same period, the highest growth rate projected since Independence Day back […]

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Memorial Day 2015 will see the highest volume of travel in a decade as 37.2 million Americans hit the road to begin their summer season. The 2015 figure projected by AAA Travel is a 4.7 percent increase over 2014’s 35.5 million travellers during the same period, the highest growth rate projected since Independence Day back […]

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Riding the Luxury Buses of Latin America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/riding-luxury-buses-latin-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/riding-luxury-buses-latin-america/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:34:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=895202 Traveling by bus is the preferred mode for the growing middle class throughout Latin America. White collar workers, government employees, and students take long-distance buses for many reasons. First, it is much less expensive than flying. Second, buses reach a lot more destinations than planes. Finally, even those who own cars prefer to let a […]

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Traveling by bus is the preferred mode for the growing middle class throughout Latin America. White collar workers, government employees, and students take long-distance buses for many reasons. First, it is much less expensive than flying. Second, buses reach a lot more destinations than planes. Finally, even those who own cars prefer to let a […]

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Rental Car Oligopoly Increasing Profitability at Consumers’ Expense http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/rental-car-oligopoly-increasing-profitability-consumers-expense/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/rental-car-oligopoly-increasing-profitability-consumers-expense/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=883481 2014 has been a good year for the rental car industry. A recovering economy has meant more car rentals and more miles traveled by consumers. Volume alone isn’t responsible for the rental companies’ recent success, though. Each of the big three rental chains has been able to raise prices, thanks to the consolidation of an […]

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2014 has been a good year for the rental car industry. A recovering economy has meant more car rentals and more miles traveled by consumers. Volume alone isn’t responsible for the rental companies’ recent success, though. Each of the big three rental chains has been able to raise prices, thanks to the consolidation of an […]

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New or Used? : A Road Trip… Geo Metro Style http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/new-or-used-a-road-trip-to-munchkinland/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/new-or-used-a-road-trip-to-munchkinland/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=743577 We want to go on a road trip this summer. There are four of us. Myself, my wife, a teen and a tween. The wife and kids are thin and I’m about average sized. Why do I mention this? We are looking at getting a normal-sized vehicle that can potentially sleep four.  A minivan, crossover, […]

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We want to go on a road trip this summer. There are four of us. Myself, my wife, a teen and a tween. The wife and kids are thin and I’m about average sized. Why do I mention this? We are looking at getting a normal-sized vehicle that can potentially sleep four.  A minivan, crossover, […]

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Packing Up And Heading Out http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/packing-up-and-heading-out/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/packing-up-and-heading-out/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:58:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483364   A thick book. A banana. Two year old sneakers. A backpack. Then there is an oversized laptop that has to be wrapped around the zipper line of the backpack in order to fit. I’m headed for the Hartsfield International Airport in Clayton County, Georgia.  The most visited airport in the United States, and a […]

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  A thick book. A banana. Two year old sneakers. A backpack. Then there is an oversized laptop that has to be wrapped around the zipper line of the backpack in order to fit. I’m headed for the Hartsfield International Airport in Clayton County, Georgia.  The most visited airport in the United States, and a […]

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Hammer Time: Before Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/hammer-time-before-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/hammer-time-before-cars/#comments Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:14:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481259 A lot of folks may look at their early teenage years with fleeting moments of fondness. Friends, birthday parties, fun and games. Not to mention a healthy variety of mischievous activities to help keep life interesting between the endless classroom lectures and local social drama. I don’t remember 99.9% of it… which is no doubt […]

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A lot of folks may look at their early teenage years with fleeting moments of fondness. Friends, birthday parties, fun and games. Not to mention a healthy variety of mischievous activities to help keep life interesting between the endless classroom lectures and local social drama. I don’t remember 99.9% of it… which is no doubt […]

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North Korea Diary: All Roads Lead To Pyongyang http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/north-korea-diary-all-roads-lead-to-pyongyang/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/north-korea-diary-all-roads-lead-to-pyongyang/#comments Sun, 25 Dec 2011 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423442 The familiar wail of a police siren cuts through the chilly early winter morning air rudely snapping me out of a cold-induced slumber. Our minibus slows to a crawl as our minder winds down the window to wave his papers at a bunch of stern-faced traffic policemen. The officer that checked the papers gave the […]

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The familiar wail of a police siren cuts through the chilly early winter morning air rudely snapping me out of a cold-induced slumber. Our minibus slows to a crawl as our minder winds down the window to wave his papers at a bunch of stern-faced traffic policemen. The officer that checked the papers gave the […]

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