Seasonal Driving

Jazz Museums: Taking In All That Cool Jazz

Jazz music’s influence can’t be overstated. The music that originated in the United States helped pave the way for America’s other original sounds: rock and roll and hip-hop.

Museums across the country celebrate the music’s impact. Take time to visit these musical destinations on your next cross-country road trip.

Blood Donation Drives Highlight February

Giving blood is a selfless act that literally saves lives. What’s a better show of love around Valentine’s Day?

A wave of disasters and seasonal illnesses in 2018 have drained local blood banks. Here’s how you can help.

Explorer Kicked Off Six Decades of 'Wow!'

Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston

America rose to the challenge of a deadly adversary 60 years ago by launching a tiny satellite into orbit.

Explorer 1 lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Jan. 30, 1958, and you can drive to some of the most iconic Space Race locations.

Snow Sculpture Event Draws Carving Artists To Annual Winterfest

Snow sculpting can be a simple as families building a snowman on their front lawn--like the Griswolds in Family Vacation.

Then there are those experts who compete in international competitions to see who can best blend art and science in innovative ways.

A View From Your Seat: National Parks

There are national parks meant for hiking and camping under the stars. And there are destinations with grand views for drive-through tourists.

Here’s a list of stunning national parks for harried travelers.

Pacific Coast Drive: Ocean Meets 'Wow!'

There’s a reason Highways 1 and 101 from California to Washington attract drivers from all over the globe.

Simply put, this long and winding road leaves travelers awestruck--1,400 miles of windswept vistas and foaming ocean.

USO: 75 Years of Help to America’s Veterans

It started as a way to give soldiers some structured down time and a laugh or two.

Seventy-five years later the United Service Organization is vital to providing veterans and active military with essential services. Comedian Bob Hope made the USO famous by performing for troops, but entertainment accounts for only a part of the organization’s mission.

PGA Stays On A Roll One Century Later

A 100 score may be a dismal round of golf, but it's a number worth celebrating for Professional Golfers Association.

PGA turned 100 this year and has grown into an international organization with more than 28,000 instructors and professionals.

America's Dams: Adventure for All Ages

There’s just something about a wall of cement holding back billions of gallons of water that inspires awe. It’s a fascinating blend of brute force, gumption and technology.

We’ve come a long way since the first block dam was built in Jordan 3,000 years ago. Take a tour of America’s most famous dams.

Radio Language Ushered in Clear Talk

Romeo Echo Alpha Delta--Mike Echo. Do you copy?

Learn how the world’s most popular phonetic language got it’s start.