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All-Time Best Roadtrip Cars

People have been going on road trips since the invention of the road and the car. We see no sign of this fun trend slowing, either. While our vehicles have changed throughout the years with new features added, new styling, and a slew of different makes and models available, a few stand out and stand the test of road trip time.

These vehicles are ones that have always been and always will be amazing to take on a road trip no matter what the decade is. They stand out from the rest for being iconic, versatile, reliable, and just downright fun to drive. Here are a few of the all-time best road trip cars, and why we love them:

1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

Whether you’re reminiscing about your road trip back in 1965, or taking your classic out of storage this summer to give it some exercise, the 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible is without a doubt one of the all-time best road trip cars ever. Driving through America in an all-American legend with the wind in your hair and all that power under your feet will have you feeling so free.

2007 Honda Accord Hybrid

You can’t go wrong with a Honda Accord when it comes to comfort, quality, and simplicity. These cars are so reliable and roomy, which makes them excellent for a road trip. The hybrid makes your gas budget go that much longer, which means you’ll never have to end your trip in this awesome, timeless sedan. For a family sedan, the Honda Accord Hybrid is also the perfect adventure vehicle and really lets you cover some miles comfortably, efficiently, and with no worries at all.

1985 Land Rover Defender 90

If there’s anywhere you want to go, the Defender will get you there. Off-roading in this classic is so fun, and so is highway driving. If you see a turn on your road trip and wonder what’s down that road, the Defender is the vehicle that you can confidently make that turn and take on whatever’s up ahead.

1957 Ford Country Squire

Families from the 50’s really knew how to travel in style. The bulky but streamlined wood-paneled luxury land boat known as the Country Squire has plenty of room, loads of style, and was the road trip vehicle of choice back in the day. While you won’t get the best mpg for a long modern road trip, what you’ll get in looks and nods from people you pass by in this piece of history will be priceless. A long line means lots of room, while the sturdy frame makes for a really smooth ride that you’ll love.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Our modern choice for the all-time best road trip vehicle is the versatile, affordable, and oh-so-stylish Jeep Grand Cherokee. This modern SUV has a refined interior that’s perfect for passengers and cargo, while you’ll still get all the rugged capabilities and 4-wheel drive that Jeep is known for. It can tow all of your road trip toys, too! You can take this one from the tightest city roads to the windiest mountain trails seamlessly. We think it’ll be on favorite lists decades from now, too.

1960’s-70’s Volkswagen Camper Bus

These camper busses are so iconic and fun. You can’t help but have the best time traveling in them. Even if they break down, they’re so easy to fix and you can just stay in them wherever they’re parked and have a little hotel on wheels! Talk about the ultimate road trip adventure through the decades. Play some old tunes and you’ll instantly be transported to days gone by and the miles roll by.

1960’s through 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Luxury meets off-roading in this vintage wagon that still turns heads. It’s basically the first true SUV and combines all the elements of an SUV and a luxury station wagon that you’d want. It has plenty of room for all of your passengers and their stuff, and is perfectly ready to hit the beach, the mountains, the highway or anywhere in between. In fact, the Grand Wagoneer is so iconic that Jeep is re-making it for 2018 or 2019, so soon we can add that model to this list.

Here’s What to Do If You Are Involuntarily Bumped from a Flight

If the highly publicized United Airlines dragging taught us anything,, it’s that getting bumped from your flight is a very real possibility, no matter who you are or what you do — and it’s a situation that can get out of hand in the blink of an eye.

I personally try to protect myself by using credit card points to book first class flights, where airlines are much less likely to bump passengers.

But the majority of my flights and yours are not going to be first class, so we prepared a guide to deal with what to do if you are bumped from a flight.

First, know your rights.

As a passenger, you have rights. It is up to you to not only know those rights, but to take the proper steps to act on them if the situation should arise.

See, there is a very strict set of federal Department of Transportation rules that govern how airlines should treat customers when a flight is overbooked.

We’ve outlined some of the most important ones down below to get you started.

  • They must first ask for volunteers. Before airlines can choose who to remove from a flight, they must first ask if anyone is willing to give up their seats for (sometimes hefty!) compensation.
  • You should receive a written statement of your rights. This will tell you not only why you are being bumped, but what you are receiving in return.
  • You must be rebooked. If you are involuntarily removed and this is going to cause you to be more than 1 hour late to your intended destination, you will be compensated generously for your inconvenience.

Now that we’ve taken care of your rights, it is important to know what steps you should take if you find yourself in this situation. There are few things scarier than feeling like you’ve been stranded at a random airport, so having a game plan probably isn’t the absolute worst idea in the world.

It is a simple fact that airline loyalty members almost never get booted off of flights, so you may want to keep that in mind the next time you fly with your favorite airline. If it does happen to you, however, we have one rule that rises above the rest:

Don’t argue with the crew.

This rule cannot be stressed enough. Although getting booted off of a flight totally sucks, it isn’t worth paying the fine that could come along with it.

According to the FAA, unruly passengers can receive up to $25,000 in fines.

At the end of the day, getting to your destination just isn’t worth the headache, the monetary losses, and the potential danger it could cause. Take the compensation they’re offering and head out peacefully.

How To Deal With Dental Care While Traveling

You’ve planned your perfect vacation and you’re dreaming of a beautiful holiday in an exotic location – everything has been booked from your hotels, to your flights but have you given a thought about your dental care? This is one point that is often overlooked by many and if you face any dental issues on your trip, your entire holiday may be ruined. Here are a few tips of how you can deal with any Dental issues while traveling.

Make an appointment with your dental care provider before you leave: It’s important to get a quick dental check up with your trusted dentist at Yaletown Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry before you head off for your holiday. If required, get your teeth cleaned but avoid getting any major dental treatments done just before your trip. Let your dentist know you’ll be travelling and ask them for any advice as well.

What do you do if your crown comes out? You may think that this is a nightmare that could cut your holiday short, but there is a remedy to this problem. Firstly, you should make sure that the area is clean of any food debris and the next step would be to check where to reinsert your crown in the correct position to avoid shifting and other problems later. Once the area has been cleaned thoroughly and you are sure of where to place the crown, place a small amount of over the counter temporary dental cement paste which should be available at your nearest drug store. Place the crown over the paste and bite down gently to ensure the crown has been properly placed.

Lost your dental filling? This is also a common problem but the most important point is to ensure that the exposed area is always covered so that food debris does not enter. You can purchase certain products which may act as temporary dental fillings form your nearest drug store but if nothing is available, you can also use sugar free gum or wax.

Lose a tooth? You may get into a situation where your tooth falls out. If there’s no dentist in sight, make sure you locate the fallen tooth and handle it carefully by avoiding touching the roots. Holding it by the crown, wash it so that no dirt remains but avoid scrubbing the tooth and place it into a glass of cold milk to preserve it. Then you search for the nearest dentist.

Got a fractured tooth? The first thing you do is to clean the area thoroughly with warm water and place sterile gauze on the tooth, covering it so that no air can access it. Avoid allowing cool liquids to touch your fractured tooth as well. Get a frozen bag of veggies or anything in your freezer or use a cold compress to decrease any swelling that may occur. Visit a dentist as soon as possible.

While there are many scenarios that may occur, you should always maintain good oral hygiene and avoid sugary drinks which are extremely bad for your teeth. Being on holiday, you may not be able to completely avoid sugary drinks but consciously keeping your sugary liquid intake at a minimum will have your teeth thanking you later. As with all dental issues, do ask your hotel concierge or call your insurance hotline to find your nearest dentist.