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Top 12 songs to sing in the car
  Singing at the top of your lungs to a favorite tune as you cruise down the highway is one of the true pleasures of driving. Behind the wheel, master of your own destiny, or at least your next destination, and with the scenery flickering by, it can turn a good journey into a great one. To fuel more happy trips to come, we’ve put together a dozen recommendations from well-versed in-the-car-singers here at RoadLoans and parent company Santander Consumer USA. Check out what makes these tracks special and take our Spotify playlist for a spin!   https://open.spotify.com/user/roadloans/playlist/0TzeDkjefTVoYciSJ5O4AI   “Three… Read More

A summer road trip to The Big Easy
  The heat is on high, decorative beads hang from the trees, and the smell of fresh bread is in the air while the sun rises to the sound of jazz music. This is New Orleans in the summertime. No matter the temperature, locals and tourists ride on bikes or catch the streetcar to local eateries and the French Quarter. New Orleans is not only the place to be for the Mardi Gras in mid-February, but the perfect city to take the entire family on a summer road trip. While entering The Big Easy you can’t help but notice the… Read More

Credit: CarGurus
  As I looked forward to attending college in Texas, I knew as a freshman we were not allowed to have vehicles on campus. I saw no problem with this seeing that the town my university was located in could be missed with just a blink of an eye. The need for a car was obsolete. Until I needed to go to the city, grocery, or mall. Only one individual in my group of friends brought a vehicle to campus despite the rules. Having to rely on her and upper classmen became a drag and led to me begging for… Read More

America’s Greatest Road Trips: US National Parks
  There are 58 national parks in the United States. How many have you been to? America houses some of the most beautiful parks and monuments in the world, and they are right here at our fingertips. This summer, if you’re looking for some adventure, try out these national park road trip ideas! They include the national parks of the West and East Coasts – and everything in between. Start planning your national parks road trip itinerary today!   Acadia National Park – Maine Take a trip to the highest point on the United States East Coast and see the… Read More

Plan your next great American road trip with these ideas and travel tips
  20 First-hand road tripping experiences Recommended routes by theme How to get the most out of your trip   There’s nothing quite like the freedom, independence and sense of discovery you get on a road trip, and there are few better places to load up and hit the highway than America. Whether you’re looking to get away in summer or at other times of year, here’s a collection of ideas based on the experiences of staff at RoadLoans and Santander Consumer USA, as well as trips researched by theme. For smooth travels there are also tips for what to… Read More

5 Road trips for Memorial Day weekend
Scenic park getaways to unplug and unwind From hiking trails through thick forest to stargazing in the desert, these breaks to some of America’s finest parks and protected areas will feel a world away from home, yet are surprisingly accessible from a handful of major cities.     Adirondack Park, NY At more than six million acres in size and with 2,000 miles of hiking trails, this place is plenty big enough to get lost in nature. With mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys there are opportunities galore for trekking, bike riding, white-water rafting and kayaking. To top it off is… Read More

Places missed on the ‘perfect’ Northeast road trip
  If you could take a road trip through any area of the U.S., where would you go? Recently, Chevrolet teamed with data scientist Randy Olsen to create the “perfect” road trip through various regions in the country. Certain regions include the Midwest, Northeast, West Coast, Texas, and Florida. While their maps certainly are efficient and have a fair share of entertaining landmarks, there simply isn’t enough mileage to cover everything. Previously, we covered notable places missed on the Lone Star State map. Today, we’ll venture into the Northeast U.S. region and check out which spots are worth the detour.… Read More

Places missed on the ‘perfect’ Texas road trip map
  There’s never enough time to see everything. Even on the best of vacations, usually there are at least a few spots that simply need to be missed due to time purposes. It’s something Chevrolet took into account when they partnered with prominent data scientist, Randy Olsen, in an attempt to create the ideal road trip for various regions across the U.S. Olsen made his mark by calculating the optimal route to take for traveling through all 48 of the U.S. mainland states. Creating the 13,000-mile-plus trek led to Chevrolet teaming with Olsen to also curate shorter regional routes in… Read More

What’s the perfect road trip? Chevrolet tries to find out
My perfect road trip was from southeast Texas to Crested Butte, Colorado. I was eight years old and my family planned our first ever ski trip, and decided to make a 16-hour drive to the Rockies instead taking a flight. To make our drive more enjoyable, my parents transformed the car into a miniature play zone/paradise, installing a portable TV and video games, and flattened the back seat out so we could fully stretch out our legs instead of having to sit the whole trip. The gesture turned our road trip into a memory we’ll remember for the rest of… Read More

My first car: The 1998 Volvo S70 that always seemed to weather the storm
  As a teenager with a busy after-school schedule, I waited eagerly for September 17, 2008 – my 16th birthday – to come so that I could finally get my driver’s license. My parents were ready, too; between choir practice, vocal lessons, dance team, basketball and church, it was practically a full-time job wheeling me around town. However, on that day, instead of celebrating with friends and family and being handed the keys to a car (big red bow included!), I found myself sitting in a restaurant with a sopapilla birthday cake – generator… Read More