Brian Armstead

Brian Armstead

TravelingDad contributor Brian Armstead has been involved in print, radio and television for over 41 years. He is President Emeritus of the Washington Automotive Press Association, and has covered the auto and travel industry from many exotic datelines.


Springtime Car Maintenance Checklist!

Alright Traveling Dads: You’ve been eyeing a family trip, and finances dictate that hitting the road instead of flying may be the most economical way to travel. When the weather begins to change from winter’s gloom to the glory of spring, many begin using our cars more. Well, a cheap road trip can turn into a major financial hardship if your trusty steed is not ready for the task. So what’s a concerned dad to do? Before getting into the full swing of warm weather, take time out to give your car a maintenance checkup. The following tips should...

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A Personal Journey to the Deep South

This week America commemorates an infamous anniversary, the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 4, 1968, at 7:01 p.m. Dr. King was felled by a bullet on the balcony of the then Lorraine Motel. Last February 2017, Toyota Motor Sales USA, conducted a Black History Tour (BHT) arranged by their multicultural agency, PRecise Communications based in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child of the 1960s, and witness to riots in Baltimore after the assassination of Dr. King, I was super excited to attend to learn more about our history, and was joined by several journalist...

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