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3 Best Road Trips to Watch the Leaves Change

There’s no better way to catch the leaves changing this Fall than with a good ol’ fashioned road trip. Discover a few highways and byways you need to see to believe this season:  

State Route 260 Arizona
Located on the Arizona-New Mexico border, the White Mountains come alive in Autumn thanks to an elevation of more than 11,000 ft. and a colorful mix of pine, spruce, and aspen. Travel along the scenic State Route 260 starting in Pinetop-Lakeside for some of the best Fall color in the Southwest. If you have the time, take a detour on FR 117 towards the fire lookout on Greens Peak to get a bird’s eye view. 

Illinois River RoadIllinois
One of the Midwest’s most scenic road trips starts within easy driving distance of Chicago. Starved Rock State Park is just the beginning; follow along the Illinois River to Havana before looping back and passing through Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area. With black and white oak trees, red cedar, and waterfalls galore, Matthiessen State Park is the perfect final stop. Your stomach will thank you for building time into your schedule to stop at the farm stands, craft markets, and orchards along the route 

Old King’s Highway Massachusetts
Stretching from Chatham to Provincetown, the Cape Cod National Seashore boasts some of the best leafpeeping in Massachusetts. Follow Route 6A, known as Old King’s Highway, along the coast for an introduction to everything New England has to offer in the Fall, including colorful maple and aspen trees, cranberry bogs, and some of the most picturesque villages in the country. 

As you are going to and from (and even along) these routes, you will run likely into more than a few tolls. Focus on the fun with a tolling solution that you can set and forget. With Peasy, you don’t even need a transponder. Set up your account today at drivepeasy.com. 

6 Driving Jokes Only a Dad Could Love

Road travel makes summer vacation fun, easy and affordable. All you need to do is pick up your keys and go – no destination in mind. In between landmarks and destinations, add some fun to your road trip with these hilarious travel jokes that only a dad could love.

What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? “Where on Earth have you been?!”

What’s worse than raining cats and dogs? Hailing Taxi.

I WRITE ALL MY JOKES IN CAPITALS. THIS ONE WAS WRITTEN IN PARIS.

I like when flies won’t leave my car on long road trips. Have fun moving to Kansas, tiny bug.

What goes through towns, up hills, and down hills but never moves? The road!

We are all time travelers moving at the speed of exactly 60 minutes per hour.

With jokes like these, you’ll smile, laugh and roll your eyes all the way to your summer destination. Peasy is a tolling solution that gives you worry-free access to speedy toll lanes. You never have to pay with cash or deal with a late penalty again when you register one or more vehicles on your Peasy account.

The Top 3 Motorcycle Tours in the United States

There is no better view than the one you get from behind the handlebars of your motorcycle. Motorcycle touring is a growing pastime and that means that more and more popular routes are being discovered. While there are incredible tours found across the country, these are three of our favorites.

Pacific Coast Highway – Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara, California

The Bixby Creek Bridge is one of several iconic spots along this world-famous ride

It’s a classic, maybe THE classic, and that’s for a reason. The California coastline is a matchless beauty and a reliably fair-weather cruise. While the 300-mile stretch between the Bay Area and Santa Barbara get the most attention, adding a few days to the trip and traveling the entire coastal highway from the Oregon border to Mexico is a week long adventure you’ll never forget.

 

 

 

Going to the Sun Road – Glacier National Park Montana

High elevation mountain views in Montana’s premier alpine highway

The road is covered in snow most of the year. But every summer, the frozen road melts away to reveal one of the most picturesque alpine rides in the world. The 50-miles of twisting, turning, climbing and descending highway spans the park moving from east to west and reaches an elevation of nearly 7,000 feet above sea level.

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Parkway – Virginia and North Carolina

Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Autumn touring doesn’t get any better than this. Rolling hills and mountains are blanketed in deciduous and evergreen trees, which ignite in golden splendor every fall season. While the Parkway runs nearly 500 mils in length but can be broken up into several days to allow time for taking in the scenery and stopping at every viewpoint.

 

 

 

As you are going to and from (and even along) these routes, you will run likely into more than a few tolls. Keep your rides worry-free by setting up your bike with a tolling solution that you can set and forget. With Peasy, you don’t even need a transponder. Set up your account today at drivepeasy.com.

Summer Road Trip Tips and Tricks

Summer is made for great adventures. Kick off the summer travel season and make your trip go smoother with these road trip tips and tricks.

Clean Your Car Before You Go

There’s nothing worse than coming home from a road trip and having to deep clean your car. Before you leave, go ahead and take out those gum wrappers tucked in between your seat, vacuum up the crumbs on the floor and give your vehicle a good wash. This way, you’ll feel clean on your trip and won’t have much to clean up once you get back home.

Anticipate Trouble

Expect the best, but always plan for the worst. Avoid unexpected delays in your trip by listening to traffic reports before you leave and avoid beginning your trip during heavy rush hours. You will also want to plan ahead for weather delays, like dust storms in the Southwest and rain in the Northeast.

Check Your Vehicle Out

If you’re leaving for a road trip, you’re definitely going to want to have a mechanic check your car’s air conditioning, brakes, tire pressure and fluid levels before you leave. To be safe, you should also plan on packing extra jumper cables and wiper fluid, as well as ensuring your spare tire is fully inflated.

Download Audio Entertainment

Stay alert on the road by downloading audio entertainment before you leave, including music, podcasts and audio books. This will make long drives go by quickly and will keep you entertained along the way. Travel tip: many states now have a hand-held cellphone ban in place for drivers. Always be sure to have a passenger change the music or podcasts to be safe.

Plan Out Your Route

Save time on the road by planning out your trip before you go using app-based or online travel planners. This way, you’ll know exactly when you need to stop for gas, how long the trip will take and when toll roads are coming up.

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