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    5 preparation tips to make any cruise smooth sailing

    (BPT) - When it comes to a dream cruise, everyone has their own idea of the ideal vacation. The beautiful ocean waves breaking against the bow beneath you, the warm breeze blowing against your hair and the lure of new, unexplored destinations off in the distance. If you’re lucky, maybe your dream vacation is already in the works and you’re eagerly counting down the days until it’s time to board. And if you’re still in the dreaming phases of your perfect cruise, you realize that dreaming of your vacation is almost as much fun as living it… almost.

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    5 smart solutions when flying gets frustrating

    (BPT) - Decades ago, taking a flight was truly a privilege. People looked forward to comfy seats, cold drinks and friendly service.

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Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
Must-see Pittsburgh: In city experiencing change, visual arts remain vibrant
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - As more Americans choose to invest in experiences, fall and winter getaways take priority spots on desk planners. Many will visit Pittsburgh, to explore its evolution as a rust belt city that has polished its grit.

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First Artifacts in Place at National Army Museum
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—The National Museum of the United States Army is under construction, and four artifacts are already in place. These unique pieces of Army history are so large that crews pre-positioned them early in the construction process so the Museum's walls could be built around them.

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Tuesday 10/03/2017
Find inspiration along El Salvador's artisan trail
Updated: October 04, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - While many would welcome an escape to paradise to delay the onset of winter, there are those of us who crave a getaway that takes things a step beyond the usual basking, rest and relaxation.

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Book Your Ski Trip Rental Now
Updated: October 04, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—"S'now foolin'": Winter is coming. That means now's a good time to book your ski vacation.

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Monday 10/02/2017
Road salt means safe roads
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:37 am

(BPT) - State and municipal departments of transportation are gearing up their winter maintenance plans to prepare for snow and ice. In addition to plows, road salt is an important tool to keep roads clear. Every year these agencies stockpile sufficient salt to last the winter season and store it in strategically placed barns.

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Tuesday 09/26/2017
How to Prepare for Your Next Adventure or Stay-cation
Updated: September 26, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you seek adventure from the comfort of an armchair or the top of a mountain, great books can either help you get your travel fix or prepare you for that next big trip.

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Monday 09/18/2017
Vacation Planning Simplified: Making Your Dollar Go Farther
Updated: September 19, 2017 - 3:45 am

(NAPSI)—Beach or mountains? Domestic or international? Deciding where to take a vacation can seem a daunting task—but it doesn’t have to be. Although the explosion of online options vying for travelers’ dollars makes choosing where to book your vacation challenging, the best option for many travelers is a full-service online travel agency.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Riding is the new driving: How to make the most of your ride
Updated: September 14, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - New to ridesharing? So are most people, both drivers and passengers alike. Ridesharing matches you with a nearby driver who will pick you up and take you where you need to go. Calling a ride is as easy as opening up a ridesharing app and tapping a button; a driver will then arrive within minutes. By using a ridesharing service, you can help your community by reducing traffic, connecting with your neighbors, and keeping your local economy strong.

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Thursday 08/31/2017
6 simple steps to avoid distracted driving
Updated: September 08, 2017 - 4:21 am

(BPT) - Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk.

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Tuesday 08/29/2017
Back-to-school lessons for drivers
Updated: September 06, 2017 - 3:58 am

(BPT) - With Americans around the country adjusting their daily commutes and driving habits to accommodate back-to-school schedules, it is a great time to brush up on Driving 101. Take the stress out of back-to-school travel by practicing these safe driving tips.

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Monday 08/28/2017
How Americans use public transportation in their everyday lives [Infographic]
Posted: August 28, 2017

(BPT) - Public transit is the backbone of a multimodal lifestyle. People use it to go to and from work, and a growing number are taking it to go shopping and for leisure activities. Here is a look at how public transportation is “Keeping America On Track."

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Friday 08/25/2017
Traveling soon? Tips to stay sharp and avoid fraud
Updated: September 02, 2017 - 7:43 am

(BPT) - If your suitcase is full, don’t worry — protecting yourself from fraud doesn’t mean more packing.

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Tuesday 08/22/2017
Suite rescue: 6 kid-friendly craft ideas to fill rainy vacation days
Updated: August 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Monday 08/21/2017
5 ways to explore the 'final frontier' on Florida's Space Coast
Updated: August 29, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - When it comes to outer space, there is much to wonder over and dream about. Where else are there such colossal challenges paired with the infinite possibilities of discovery? For stargazers, dreamers and those who believe anything is possible, Florida has the perfect vacation spot for experiencing that sense of cosmic adventure, and letting your imagination run wild. Just zoom in on a certain strip of Atlantic seaboard known as the Space Coast — your portal to “the final frontier.”

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Saturday 08/12/2017
It’s Not Too Late to Plan Your Summer Road Trip
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Road trips are the most popular type of vacation in the U.S., with one in three Americans slated to hit the open road this summer, according to AAA. With the season coming to a close, there’s still time to take a last-minute summer road trip.

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Thursday 08/10/2017
Top Tips for Staying Connected While In-Flight
Updated: August 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Over 2.2 million Americans fly every day, according to Airlines for America. Whether they are heading to a Disney-themed family adventure or jetting off for a romantic rendezvous, the most indispensable companion for many of these modern, mobile travelers is their smartphone.

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Monday 08/07/2017
Stress-busting tips to stay organized while on vacation
Updated: August 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but more than half of Americans say vacations cause them stress, and 46 percent say stress interferes with their enjoyment of traveling, according to a survey by HomeAway. Vacation stress comes from multiple sources, including crowded airports, making transportation arrangements, booking lodging and more.

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Dos And Don'ts To Help You Keep On Truckin'
Updated: August 08, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Picture this: You’re at the wheel of a real truck, driving down the highway, with everything you own in the back.

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Friday 08/04/2017
Travel tips to keep bed bugs at bay
Updated: August 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Planning an upcoming trip – maybe a long weekend getaway, or a family vacation before the kids head back to school, or perhaps you’re a road warrior who travels frequently for work? No matter what type of trip you have planned, you’ve probably already put together a packing list of what to take along.

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Wednesday 08/02/2017
5 late-summer road trip tips
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Last call for your summer road trip. Grab the family, call your friends: The Great American Road Trip still awaits. Don’t let summer fade into the sunset without a last hurrah.

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More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Taking a vacation is more than a fun getaway from the daily drudges of life. Turns out, travel has a multitude of benefits that can impact your health and wellness, too.

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Tuesday 08/01/2017
4 steps to pack the perfect bugout bag
Posted: August 01, 2017

(BPT) - If you’re the type of person who loves the outdoors, then this is probably your favorite time of year. The weather is beautiful, the daylight hours are long and everything is green. Whether you call it a hike, a climb or even a safari, this is the perfect time of year to get back to nature and your adventure-seeking roots.

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Thursday 07/27/2017
Plan A Memorable Family Vacation
Updated: July 28, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—Multiple studies confirm that many Americans don't take all their paid vacation days. One theory is that the pressure people put on themselves to plan a perfect getaway leads them to plan nothing at all. After all, dreaming of the perfect family vacation is one thing, actually planning it another.

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Wednesday 07/26/2017
Celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary with these 6 historic Texas towns
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - This year, 2017, marks the Chisholm Trail’s 150th anniversary. The Chisholm Trail is the greatest migration of livestock in world history that relocated cattle from South Texas through Oklahoma all the way to Abilene, Kansas. The first herd to make the journey using the Chisholm Trail set off in 1867 and continued until 1885, relocating more than 5 million cattle and a million mustangs. Take a look back into the Texas cowboy way of life by visiting the Texas towns and countless museums that continue to pay homage to the trail and the cattle industry’s history. You can explore the rich Texas history of ranch hands, cowboys and cattle by planning a trip to any one of these towns or all six.

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3 reasons to study abroad during high school
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Think about how your teenager will spend their next summer vacation.

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Monday 07/24/2017
Have 48 hours? An incredible itinerary awaits in Boise
Posted: July 24, 2017

(BPT) - Weekend travel is a growing trend as more people seek to use their days off to enjoy an adventure away from home. It's amazing how much fun and relaxation you can pack into 48 hours if you know the right places to visit!

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Visiting Hawaii Or Puerto Rico? Bring Back Memories, Not Invasive Species
Updated: July 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Considering a trip to Hawaii or Puerto Rico? These exotic destinations offer adventure and beauty without the headache of passports, immunizations or foreign currency. While Hawaii and Puerto Rico are rich in unique plants, flowers and fruits, they are also home to insects and plant diseases—some invasive and not found in the continental United States. If your travel plans include these islands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging you to pack in the adventure and bring back the memories, not invasive pests.

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Tuesday 07/18/2017
Memories by the mile [Video]
Updated: July 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Monday 07/17/2017
Let's go boating: 4 ways to get out on the water this summer
Updated: July 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Want to get away this summer? Skip the plane ride or long car trip and get out on the water. Whether it’s an hour after work cruising, a morning of fishing or a weekend of watersports, boating provides all the benefits of vacation at your convenience, close to home.

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Tuesday 07/11/2017
6 tips to make the most of your visit to the zoo
Updated: July 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Children can’t help but be drawn to animals, so a visit to the zoo is always a winning and memorable choice for a summer outing. Introducing children to animals of all kinds, especially endangered species, will help foster a lifelong appreciation of them. With more and more animals needing help, educating children about conservation is more important than ever. However, cranky moods brought on by long lines, hot sun and worn out legs can quickly mar a day at the zoo.

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Monday 07/10/2017
5 reasons to make your summer road trip a flight instead
Updated: July 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Summer break is an American institution, and that midyear break is often best enjoyed through travel. This year is no different; in fact, many experts expect this year’s summer travel season to be among the busiest ever. That is particularly true when it comes to air travel.

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Friday 07/07/2017
Do these 5 things for a stress-free summer adventure
Updated: July 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The beloved summer season tends to come and go too fast, so there’s no time to waste when planning a summer trip with friends or family. Whether it’s a bike ride, hiking for the day or a family vacation at the beach, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for the adventures that lie ahead. Check out these five essential on-the-go travel tips that will ensure a safe and stress-free trip.

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Thursday 07/06/2017
Use a rack to haul your gear during a summer road trip
Updated: July 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Summer has arrived, and for many that means it's time for a road trip. In a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association, 80 percent of families surveyed said they are planning a road trip vacation this summer, a 10 percent increase from last year.

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Thursday 06/29/2017
3 tips to ensure you're ready to hit the road safely
Updated: July 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Temps are higher, the days are longer and road trips are planned.

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
In the City of Bridges, You Gotta Regatta
Updated: June 29, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Pittsburgh, Pa., is one of the world’s hottest travel destinations right now. For proof, just consider the accolades recently bestowed upon the City of Bridges. From Zagat naming Pittsburgh the “No. 1 Food City” in the U.S. to Harper’s Bazaar choosing the city among the “Best Places to Travel in 2017,” Pittsburgh is heating up in a super cool way!

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Tuesday 06/27/2017
10 reasons summer in Billings has never been hotter
Posted: June 27, 2017

(BPT) - Billings, Montana, has your ticket to summer, including amazing concerts, outdoor festivals, sporting events and more. In addition, Billings features Montana’s only walkable brewery district and some of the best restaurants and shopping around. Voted Outside Magazine’s “Best Town Ever,” Billings boasts amazing adventure and outdoor recreation for all ages and thrill levels. Whether you want to catch a great show followed by a night on the town or head into the great outdoors, you’ll find your perfect summer playlist in Billings.

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Monday 06/19/2017
Attractions for all: Your next adventure starts in Arkansas
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Thanks to its natural beauty and multitude of attractions, Arkansas tourism is thriving, recently breaking a record by drawing 19.6 million overnight guests in just a year.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Family fun: 5 tips for going off-roading
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Summer’s here and it’s the perfect time for the family to hit the road … off-road, that is. From Connecticut to California, there are scenic off-road trails of all varieties — rock, sand, dirt, water and mud — that are ideal for a family off-road excursion. Call it an off-the-beaten-path vacation.

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5 Adirondack paddling trips for 5 personalities
Posted: June 14, 2017

(BPT) - Whether you're an outdoor adventurer or a first-time paddler, it's easy to discover a unique adventure waiting for you in Tupper Lake, New York. The winding waterways, open lakes, and expansive wetlands of this pristine region of the Adirondacks offer a variety of outings, from short paddles to multi-day excursions. Connect with the ideal paddling trip for your personality!

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Tips For A Hassle-Free Summer Road Trip
Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Did you know that more Americans are expected to hit the road this summer than last? If you’re one of them, we know you have a lot on your mind, planning where you’ll go and what you’ll do, but don’t forget to also prepare your vehicle for the haul ahead. Whether the jaunt is 50 miles or 500 or more, you and your family are going to be spending a considerable amount of time in your vehicle, so you’ll want to make sure it’s safe.

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Monday 06/12/2017
10 reasons people are talking about fishing in Tupper Lake
Posted: June 12, 2017

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Monday 06/05/2017
Great Outdoors Month: Tips to Make the Most of Your Next Adventure
Updated: June 05, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Spending time enjoying nature is good for the body and mind, helping to reduce stress, increase focus and provide opportunities for physical activity, say studies. Unfortunately, our busy schedules sometimes don’t allow us to get outside as often as we would like.

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5 Essential Travel Hacks for On-the-Go Parents
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Getting from point A to point B with young kids is an adventure within itself. Whether by plane, train or automobile, parents are on the search for ways to make family travel a little less stressful.

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Thursday 06/01/2017
The new urban destination that has the web buzzing
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - There was a time when cities like Paris, Berlin, New York or Tokyo were at the top of many travelers' lists. The glamour, the glitz and the history of these cities lured many, but times have changed and more people are eager to discover some of the lesser known gems. Cities that, though smaller and less renowned, are just as stunning and full of surprises.

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A magical family vacation awaits at Florida's Space Coast
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When planning a Florida vacation for the entire family, two things typically first come to mind: winter getaway and busy theme park. Nothing wrong with that, but if you stop there, you're limiting your possibilities.

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Wednesday 05/31/2017
10 ways to get your history fix
Posted: May 31, 2017

(BPT) - People have been drawn to the Adirondack Coast for centuries. Since Europeans first explored it, this fertile valley and its resources have been sought after and fought over, and we have the historic sites and museums to prove it. Spend a day or a week hopping from location to location and enjoy the breathtaking landscape along the way. It’s history with a side of scenery — what could be better?

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Monday 05/29/2017
Tips to keep favorite vacation spots fresh and exciting, every time you visit
Updated: June 06, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - You can love everything about a destination, but after your family has visited the same spot multiple times they may start to feel as if they’ve done and seen everything the location has to offer. When a vacation destination fits your budget, lifestyle and the amount of time you have for getting there, you may not want to give it up, no matter how many times you’ve already been there.

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