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Make sure you’re prepared the next time you hit the open road. Here are 10 tips for staying safe and making the most of your next motorcycle trip.
1. Always wear a helmet — it’s 29% more effective in preventing fatalities in the event of a crash. Just make sure to pick a helmet that’s the right size and fit for you and that meets the minimum safety standards of the Department of Transportation (indicated by a DOT label in the back of the helmet).
2. When it rains, it doesn’t have to pour … down your back. Wrap a small towel around your neck to keep the water from running down. Regardless of the forecast, always carry rain gear with you. READ MORE
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Attention photographers and sunset gawkers: This scenic 80-foot waterfall is calling.
When we announced our Travel’s Best Fall Foliage Road Trips for 2013, we wanted to hear from our fans. We asked you what we missed on our list and for you to tell us your favorite fall foliage road trip. It was a landslide – The Great Smoky Mountains won out! Behind the Smoky Mountains, fans picked the Blue Ridge Parkway, between Virginia and North Carolina, as another popular spot for a leaf-peeping drive.
Unfortunately, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed due to the government shutdown, but you can’t let that stop you. Hop in your car and take in the scenery as you drive around Gatlinburg, a picturesque mountain town nestled in the scenic Smokies. Now is the perfect time — fall colors peak here in mid-October.
Gatlinburg offers more than just a spectacular autumn show. See what else there is to do in this boot-stomping town … other than ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the foliage, of course.
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They call it the White Dove of the Desert. But it isn’t a bird at all. More »
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The Lone Cypress, the official symbol of Pebble Beach, is one of the most popular sites along the 17-Mile Drive. More »
Photography by Paul Giamou / Aurora Photos
The gem of California’s iconic Route 1, Bixby Bridgeoffers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean’s lush and rugged coastline for those who are daring enough to brave its vertigo-inducing outlook. More »
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What happens when a meandering creek suddenly finds no land beneath it and plunges a total of 2,425 feet off the rim of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the gorges below? More »
Enter Travel Channel’s Epic RV Giveaway for a chance to win a custom RV “rocked-out” by Bret Michaels.
Looking for a rock star to throw you the ultimate party? How about a rock star that’ll give you the ultimate party … on wheels?
Bret and his uber-talented band of designers and builders plan to do just that for the Mendonsa family. The Mendonsas have been looking for a way to create a tribute to their late son, Zack, and they’ve asked Bret for his help. Bret and his team come up with a plan to turn their RV, the “Scum Wagon,” into the ultimate family-entertainment vehicle, complete with a rooftop lounge, an exterior projection TV and much more.
Will Bret and his team be able to transform the Mendonsas beat up, 20-year-old RV into a rolling tribute to their son and the ultimate party bus? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.
Until then, download the SNAPS! App to “pose” in a picture with your favorite rock star, Bret Michaels! Hang out with him at a ball game, by the pool, on the beach – you name it. Just take a photo and insert one of many Rock My RV-themed graphics and you’ll have all your friends fooled!
Here are a few quick steps to help you along the way:
1. Download the SNAPS! App in the app store.
2. Sign in through your Facebook account and select “Discover.”
3. Go to the Rock My RV Snaps and upload or take a photo “with Bret.”
Everyone wants a free RV … but can you tell us why you think you deserve one?
The Epic Contest Giveaway is finally here — and so is your chance to win the ultimate RV. Rock My RV host and legendary rocker Bret Michaels and his handpicked, insanely talented design/build team, consisting of Bodie Stroud and Jake Scott, have been working tirelessly, rocking out 1 very special RV just for you.
Submit a short video, between Monday, June 3, and Monday, July 15, telling Bret why you deserve to win this luxury RV. The winner will be revealed during a 1-hour special on Sunday, Sept. 1.
Here are a few tips to help you “rock” your video submission:
* Don’t be shy! Let us see your personality.
* Music is always a great addition — just make sure it’s an original song.
* Get the whole family involved, even the dog. The more the merrier!
* Go all out! Don’t be afraid to use props and costumes.
Plus, come back each week to see an exclusive video of Jake and Bodie adding more and more spectacular amenities to your RV.
RV for the contest provided by Camping World. Visit Camping World for all of your RV and outdoor needs!
“The Best Reality Makeover Show Yet. Really.” – Slate.com
Bret and his team are back with another edition of Rock My RV, and this week they’re taking Bob Harris and his son Johnny’s dilapidated 1980s ambulance and turning it into the ultimate Big Foot Hunter, complete with fabricated bumpers, digital camouflage and a state-of-the-art thermal imaging system.
Luckily for Johnny, Bob asked just the right person to equip this off-roader with the means to track and find humanity’s camera-shy distant relative in the woods.
“Having spent much of his adult life riding around in RVs and doing all sorts of rock ‘n’ roll things inside them, Bret Michaels was a natural to host the Travel Channel series, Rock My RV.” -The New York Times Sunday Magazine
Will Bret be able to deliver on his promise and give this father/son duo everything they could ever need to track down the elusive Big Foot? Find out on an all-new episode, tonight at 9|8c.
Plus, check out these exclusive, before-and-after photos from Big Foot Hunter.