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The ultimate road trip planner - everything you need to know to plan your upcoming road trip

As you get ready to hit the road, these road trip planner tips will help make your trip smoother. Find out what to do before you go, the essentials for your road trip, and a wish list of tools.

Skyride at the Minnesota State Fair

Ever wonder what a press trip is like? Get the inside scoop on my press trip to Roseville, the Twin Cities, and the Minnesota State Fair

Learn how to plan a road trip with roadtrippers. This free tool makes planning a road trip easy, and can even show you how much gas will cost.

Red truck on an open road

Gas is one of the biggest expenses of any road trip. If you're taking a road trip, here's how you can use a free app to find the best gas prices and save money.

Brewhouse Inn & Suites

Here's a deal that will make you "hoppy" - stay at the Brewhouse Inn & Suites for just $119, including a 6-pack and tickets to Pabst Mansion!

Two Lane Gems Tour, Vol. 1

Last October I began a companion site to The Local Tourist that highlights what I like to call "Two Lane Gems." Drive By Towns is a travelogue whose goal is to fuel your wanderlust and provide travel inspiration and tips.

Chinese Lantern Festival China Lights

The Milwaukee area is a little brighter, and a lot more colorful, this October. For the first time, "China Lights" has brought their International tour to Cream City.

Traveling Family - photo courtesy of Allianz Travel Insurance

Summer’s just about over. The kids are back in school, the campgrounds are quiet, and the beaches are empty.

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