Road Trips

How to plan a road trip, along with recommendations for the best road trips in Canada. Before you hit the highway, brush up on the rules of the road with our safe driving tips.

Why Do North Americans and Brits Drive on Different Sides of the Road?

The British custom of driving on the left side of the road isn't a sign of eccentricity—there's actually a very...


There’s a Shocking (and Scary) Link Between Driving and Your Mental Health, According to Science

You might want to reconsider your long work commute after reading this.


4 Smartphone Apps for Your Next Road Trip

Whether you're heading up the coast, hitting the beaches or driving through the mountains, a road trip is a wonderful...


How to Have an Unforgettable Road Trip—Without GPS

No GPS? No problem! Armed with nothing but an old-school CAA map, these Canadians embarked on a California road trip...


Amber Mac’s 5 Tech Essentials for Your Family Road Trip

Going on a family road trip this summer? Tech expert and television personality Amber Mac gives her top five must-have...


10 Psychologist-Approved Tips for a Happier Commute

The daily commute to and from work can often be as frustrating as work itself. Learn the secrets to a...


Philippe Létourneau’s 5 Safe Summer Driving Tips

As a former professional race car driver and now the Chief Driving Instructor for BMW and judge...


Top 10 Greatest Canadian Road Trips

Start the car! We're counting down 10 great Canadian road trips that will...

Why You Need to Teach Your Children About Car Safety

With the ever-increasing distractions on the roads today, teaching kids the importance of not disturbing the driver has never been...


10 Fun Car Games You’ve Never Thought to Play with Your Kids

When you start hearing “Are we there yet?” from the back seat, start one of these games to keep your...


10 Great Road Tripping Reads to Pass the Time

It doesn't matter if you're travelling by plane, train or automobile—a great book helps the time fly by. Grab one...


Carl Nadeau’s 5 Winter Driving Tips for Beginners

Michelin driving expert and Canadian professional racer Carl Nadeau shares his five best tips on how to stay safe on...


Our Travels: The Ultimate Family Road Trip

One family drove 6,285 kilometres through four provinces, spent 23 nights camping in a tent and teepee, visited ten provincial...


10 Essential U.S. Road Trips Canadians Have To Take

There's really no nation built for the open road quite like the U.S. With a massive network of highways, you've...


The Ultimate Road Trip Planner

Whether you're taking your car across country, cruising through the Canadian Rockies or following the shoreline of the East Coast,...


Winter Driving Survival Guide

Safe driving is always important, but being on the road during winter warrants extra precautions. Here are the most important...

What You Need to Know Before Taking an RV on a Road Trip

How to prepare for an RV road trip that's fun, safe and memorable-for all the right reasons.


AMA Distracted Driving Challenge

As parents, we're often passing things to our children in the back seat of the


Taking the “It Can Wait” Distracted Driving Pledge

If you have driven with a toddler in the back seat of your vehicle, you already know that it can...


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Distracted Driving: Just Don’t Do It

In our increasingly fast-paced world, it's become commonplace to see people texting, doing makeup and worse while driving. Safe driving...


3 Ways to Reduce Driving Distractions for Parents

Reader's Digest has teamed up with The Alberta Motor Association for the #NoDistractions campaign to raise awareness about the danger...

8 Safe Driving Tips for Moms and Dads

Distractions coming from the back seat are just one of the challenges parents face while driving with their children. Keep...


8 Ways to Reduce Distracted Driving

Distractions while driving are everywhere and can include anything from mobile phones to billboards and backseat passengers. Make the road...


10 Ways to Teach Kids About Safe Driving

In Alberta, kids as young as 14 may qualify for a learner's driving licence.  In order for your child to...


8 Deadly Dangers on the Road

According to Transport Canada, 30,000 people in Canada have been killed in car crashes in the last decade. That's enough...


7 Important Driving Habits

Regardless of if you're a veteran driver or completely new to the roads, here are seven driving habits worth repeating...


8 Ticketable Distracted Driving Offences in Alberta

If you drive anything with wheels, there's one thing you should be focusing on: the road. That's the message behind Alberta's...