12 Essential SXSW Survival Tips

If you’re on your way to Austin for SXSW 2013 like we are, here are a few survival tips to make the most of the South By experience.

Smart technology | Around Esurance

Top 5 Hybrid Noises … in Theory

A recent NHTSA proposal asks that some cars make more noise … and fires up this writer’s imagination.

Getting there

Windshield Scams: Parking Lot Cons on the Rise

Parking lot cons are on the rise. Here’s what to watch out for and how to avoid becoming a target.

Around the nation | For your finances | Getting there

The 11 Most Interesting Roads in America

Feel like driving somewhere really worthwhile — maybe up a volcano, through a tree, or back to colonial times? Discover the most remarkable roads in the country.

Travel hacks

The 8 Most Spectacular Flower and Garden Shows in the U.S.

Attention horticulture vultures: spring is fast approaching. Time to jump-start your green thumb at one of these epic garden events.

Travel hacks

Win Opening Night Tickets to Attend the US Open with the Bryan Brothers

Enter the Opening Night with the Bryans Sweepstakes for your chance to attend the US Open in true New York style.

Around Esurance

5 Seriously Cool Gas Stations Across the U.S.

Who knew fueling up could be fun? At these 5 cool gas stations, a pit stop isn’t nearly long enough.

Getting there

The Perfect American Road Trip for Your Summer

Need help planning your perfect road trip across America? A postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania might’ve just solved your problem. Find out how.

Smart technology | Travel hacks

11 Essentials Every Home Emergency Kit Should Include

Are you prepared for an emergency? Read about 11 essentials to include in your home emergency kit.

Safe and smart | Homeowners 101

The #EsuranceAccess Countdown to SXSW Sweeps

Whether you’re headed to Austin for the SXSW excitement or not, here’s your first chance to score smart, techy prizes with #EsuranceAccess.

All the news | Around Esurance

How to Collect and Repurpose Rainwater in Your Yard

Learn how you can collect and reuse rainwater to save money on utility costs and help out the environment.

DIY hacks | Home and garden