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Quiet beaches on Florida’s Sanibel Island

SANIBEL, Fla. (AP) - Visit the beaches on this Gulf Coast barrier island and you're likely to see people doing the Sanibel Stoop. That's the term for the bent-at-the-waist posture used to collect seashells on Sanibel Island, which bills itself as one of the best shelling locations in the world.

January 03, 2013 | | On The Road

Miami: 5 free things to do while you are here

MIAMI (AP) - With its sizzling beaches and steamy nightlife, it's no wonder Miami is a top vacation spot for snowbirds, spring breakers, international tourists and passengers heading out on cruises from Florida ports. Over 13 million people visited the city in 2011, according to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

January 03, 2013 | | On The Road

Florida celebrates its Spanish heritage in 2013

MIAMI (AP) - When Juan Ponce de Leon searched for riches in Florida, he unknowingly helped turn the Sunshine State into the first travel destination in the United States.

January 03, 2013 | | On The Road

Florida is a vacation paradise for your dogs

FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. (AP) - Picture this: You're sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes from the blue Gulf of Mexico. It's your dog, happily retrieving his favorite ball from the water.

January 02, 2013 | | On The Road

2013 Altima: More wallop, better mileage

TRACY – The buzz on the new Altima at Tracy Nissan ranges from the zero-gravity seats to an engine that packs more of a wallop with improved fuel efficiency.

December 20, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Free guided hikes Jan. 1 in parks in all 50 states

NEW YORK (AP) - For more than 20 years, state park officials in Massachusetts have encouraged locals to get off the couch Jan. 1 and take a hike - nothing too strenuous, but a healthy way to start the new year.

December 19, 2012 | | On The Road

5 free things to do in the Denver area

DENVER (AP) - Free festivals, movies, music, hiking and biking abound in Denver in the summer, but those passing through the Mile High City on the way to the mountains for Colorado's famed powder skiing can also find plenty of free things to do. Here's a sampling:

December 19, 2012 | | On The Road

Fusion reaction: Good looks, charm & efficiency

The 2013 Ford Fusion will be its own fusion - a form of automotive alchemy turning steel into sales gold.

December 19, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Maynard's Garage | On The Road

California DMV reminds motorists of new 2013 laws

SACRAMENTO – With 2013 around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds motorists of several new laws that will ring in the New Year.

December 19, 2012 | | On The Road

Customer service, price builds loyal clientele

STOCKTON – Not too long ago, the sales crew at Stockton of Mazda had three large pizzas delivered compliments of a happy customer.

December 12, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

Proposal for black boxes in cars raises privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Many motorists don't know it, but it's likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.

December 12, 2012 | | On The Road

Bike, large truck deaths soar, bucking trend

WASHINGTON (AP) - Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials said Monday.

December 12, 2012 | | On The Road

2013 Acura RDX: Crossover refined, professional

The redesigned 2013 Acura RDX has undergone a svelte rethinking and re-engineering.

December 12, 2012 | By MARK MAYNARD Maynard's Garage | On The Road

USS Midway offers unique tour experience

For a city that home ports one-third of the U.S. Navy fleet, it is only fitting that San Diego has a Naval Museum to rival similar attractions on the East Coast.

December 12, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY | On The Road

Kia Optima offers power to surprise

The Kia Optima is turning heads.

December 06, 2012 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

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Chevy Sonic takes off 20%

The refreshed 2017 Chevrolet Sonic LT can now be had with 20 percent off MSRP at Steves Chevrolet-Buick, 1285 E. F St. in Oakdale.

August 03, 2017 | Vince Rembulat | On The Road

History buffs celebrate forgotten Revolutionary War General Greene

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) - History buffs have one wish on the 275th birthday of a Revolutionary War general: That he'll get the recognition he ...

August 03, 2017 | | On The Road

London’s secret postal railway

LONDON (AP) - London's newest tourist attraction is perfect for underground explorers. It's not ideal for the claustrophobic.

August 03, 2017 | | On The Road

Demand overseas keeps Mustang on top despite lower sales in USA

DETROIT (AP) - On any given day this summer, you might find 97-year-old Lennart Ribring driving his 2016 Ford Mustang GT on a winding road near ...

August 03, 2017 | | On The Road

Ferrari CEO opens door on building crossover vehicle

MILAN (AP) - Ferrari's chief executive told investors Wednesday that the luxury sports car maker will look at building a crossover utility vehicle, but promised ...

August 03, 2017 | | On The Road


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