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    Experiential Getaways: Making Your Vacation A True Adventure

    (NAPSI)—American travelers today are looking to get more out of their vacation. No longer content just hitting the regular tourist hot spots, they want to explore a destination’s local culture and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In an American Express survey, over 72 percent of respondents said they would rather spend money on experiences than things and nearly nine in 10 said travel is the No. 1 item on their life’s bucket list.

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    10 must-read books to inspire travel

    (BPT) - A great book is an essential travel companion. But what if you are months from vacation, low on travel budget, or need inspiration for your next trip?

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    Journey To The Music: Tips For Music Festival Travel

    (NAPSI)—In the U.S. alone, there are now more than 800 music festivals annually, and according to Nielsen, 32 million people go to at least one of these festivals a year, traveling an average 903 miles to get there. If you're one of these travelers, you know how rewarding and exhilarating it is to see some of your favorite bands beside a few hundred thousand fellow fans. If not, you may want to consider these cool benefits of festival travel.

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
7 tips to conquer your packing challenges while traveling
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Whether it's business travel, family road tripping or a romantic getaway, exploring new places is exciting. You may be counting down the days until you leave, but if there's one thing you dread, it's packing. Deciding what earns a spot in your suitcase is hard enough, let alone figuring out how you can fit it all in.

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Tuesday 02/14/2017
Outdoor adventures offer out-of-this-world fun on Florida's Space Coast
Updated: February 15, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Monday 02/13/2017
A Fairy Tale Come True—Stay In A Castle
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you or your kids have been dreaming about living like princes and princesses—at least for a while—you may be glad to know it's possible to live your own fairy tale. You can join the more than 9,000 people who this year will choose to rent a castle through HomeAway® instead of more traditional vacation rentals like beach houses and mountain cabins.

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Thursday 02/09/2017
Reducing risks while taking care of business: Tips to avoid distracted driving
Updated: February 17, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they’re driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every year.

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Wednesday 02/08/2017
Top reasons to love Titus Mountain
Posted: February 08, 2017

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7 steps to secure your home while you're on vacation
Updated: February 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start of vacation planning season! Deciding where to go and what to see, making arrangements and planning your wardrobe are all exciting aspects of summer vacation planning. But before you pack up to leave on your getaway, be sure to take care of the most important asset you’ll be leaving at home — your home itself.

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How to plan a successful spring getaway
Updated: February 09, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - No matter where you live, spring travel is synonymous with the search for warm weather. While the sunshine may help keep the blues at bay, it takes more than just golden rays to make a trip unforgettable.

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Tuesday 02/07/2017
6 ways to save money on your spring road trip
Posted: February 07, 2017

(BPT) - With the thermometer hovering around freezing and snow still on the ground, it may not feel like it now, but spring is fast approaching. It will soon be time to step outside the house, enjoy the warmer weather and take that vacation you’ve been planning for months. Yes, it’s time for a spring road trip.

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Monday 02/06/2017
5 reasons ridesharing is on the rise
Updated: February 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The rideshare industry has exploded in popularity over the past several years, with companies devoted to making transportation safe, reliable and enjoyable. At the swipe of a finger and tap of a button, you can hail a car through your smartphone. Within minutes, you are picked up at your desired location and whisked off to your final destination, whether it’s the grocery store, movie theater or the hottest restaurant in town.

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Friday 01/27/2017
5 family-friendly cities you should visit in 2017
Updated: January 28, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Family vacations are as unique as the families that enjoy them. If your family vacations in 2016 involved returning to the same destinations again and again, 2017 is a great time to take embrace the weekend, step away from the traditional and explore a new city. So grab your family, pack your bags and plan your next family vacation around the activities available in any of these five family-friendly cities.

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Monday 01/23/2017
Discover the magic of winter
Updated: January 24, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Were you lucky enough to grow up making snow angels? Did you spend the better part of a day building a snow fort or rolling up a snowman? If you have fond memories of playing in the snow, but for some reason haven’t put on insulated pants or boots in a long time, then it’s time to rediscover winter.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Great Winter Getaway Tips
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) If you think winter is a great time to get out of town, you are not alone. More than 65 percent of respondents in a recent TripAdvisor survey said they were planning leisure travel for winter. And it’s no surprise that the same survey found the majority of destinations to be in warm weather locales.

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Tuesday 01/17/2017
9 life-changing experiences on Western Australia's Coral Coast
Posted: January 17, 2017

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Friday 01/13/2017
5 smart money-saving travel strategies
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - As the new year unfolds, now is the time to plan weekend escapes to ensure you have a chance to reset and refresh throughout the year. As Seekenders know, every weekend is a new opportunity for adventure and spontaneity. By planning your weekend getaways early, you’ll set up key points to rejuvenate throughout the year. That’s all it takes to reset — explore, follow passions, discover new places and create lifelong memories with loved ones.

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
Touch down in Houston for the big game
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - February is fast approaching, and with it the year’s largest football event. Fans will come from across the nation to experience the highly anticipated Sunday football game in Houston, Texas.

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Tuesday 01/03/2017
How To Create Lasting Vacation Memories According To Science
Updated: January 04, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—For most people, vacations are a luxury that come only once or twice a year. So once you’ve planned, set the date and saved, you want to make sure the memories are going to last.

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Monday 01/02/2017
11 Reasons Billings, Montana, Was Named 'America's Best Town'
Updated: January 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Whether it's a quick weekend trip or a weeks-long adventure, you want to visit a unique travel destination that's equal parts excitement and relaxation. One location has something for everyone, with countless awards and accolades: Billings, Montana.

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Thursday 12/29/2016
Forget post-holiday sales: Find the best deals at local boat shows
Updated: January 06, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Post-holiday sales aren’t the only deals to be found during the winter months. Starting in January, boat shows take place across the country. They offer some of the best pricing and incentives of the year — a major draw for the millions of Americans who take to the water each year on more than 12 million boats in the U.S. , according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. For those ready to plan their summer fun, boat shows are often the place to start.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Resolutions on the road: Cruising into 2017 with plans for better car care
Updated: January 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Every new year brings a flurry of resolutions, and Hankook Tire checked out the road-related improvements Americans resolve to make happen in 2017. Whether you’re looking to save money or are determined to make that cross-country road trip a reality, the Hankook Tire Gauge Index found Americans are looking to take the well-oiled wheel of 2017 with better car care.

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Tuesday 12/27/2016
Wintery Wisconsin: 5 vacation destinations that can help you relax
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - It may sound contrary to the holiday hype, but the winter season following the holidays can be a perfect time for a relaxing, soul-soothing getaway.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Stretching Your Vacation Dollar
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—U.S. travelers collectively spent $2.6 billion a day on trips in 2015, which equates to $30,033 a second, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Eating out, accommodations, rental cars, plane tickets and other expenses can make taking a vacation costly. But don’t let the thought of a potentially lofty price tag deter you. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to save without sacrificing your travel experience dream.

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Friday 12/16/2016
Before you cruise, embark on a fun-finding mission in your port city
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - When booking a sea cruise vacation, it may seem like a good idea to schedule your flight to the port of departure for the same morning your ship sets sail.

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Tuesday 12/13/2016
Tips to 'get a grip' this winter
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - ’Tis the season for silks, boots and blazers, sweater vests, premium cuff links and choker necklaces. Winter is here, along with all the festive parties. But before you step out, make sure your stylish shoes have the best grip while walking up and down that slippery driveway. A slip and fall is a definite fashion faux pas, so here’s a trick to avoid one this season: simply spray “shoe adhesive” on the bottom of your shoes and voila!

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Monday 12/12/2016
Staying safe on winter roads
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The holidays are a perfect time to enjoy the company of family and friends. Celebrating the season and exchanging gifts also means a lot of travel, and for most people that means driving to visit loved ones as well as to shopping centers and stores. For those who live in snow-belt states, winter driving can be especially challenging.

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5 tips to make your holiday driver safer this year
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - In the popular Christmas carol, the best way to reach grandmother's house is to travel by sleigh over the river and through the woods. However, these days, most people find their personal vehicles a far more reliable option.

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Onward! 4 ways explorers can enjoy China's ancient capital
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - If you enjoy exploring new and unique cultures when you travel, you’re far from alone. In a 2016 Trip Advisor study, 47 percent of travelers worldwide chose foreign destinations to visit in hopes of being exposed to other cultures and people.

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Friday 12/09/2016
Top four tips for planning the perfect mom's girlfriend getaway
Updated: December 10, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - As much as moms adore their kids, they sometimes look back fondly on those carefree days before the demands of parenthood. Those were the times Mom could grab a few friends and go to a concert, a party or plan a spontaneous weekend getaway. But once that motherly instinct kicks in, it’s hard to shake. Moms who are so busy taking care of their families too often end up neglecting someone: themselves.

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Thursday 12/08/2016
5 cornerstones of an unforgettable African travel experience
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - If you love to travel, chances are you have a bucket list filled with once-in-a-lifetime destinations you simply cannot wait to visit, whether you dream of exploring the homeland of your ancestors, cities renowned for their culinary feats, or a place known for its wildlife.

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Your moments at the gas pump are about to get more entertaining
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
Who do you know that gives the most during the holidays?
Updated: December 08, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Everyone has favorite moments from the holiday season. For some it's a present from a distant relative or greeting family members with a warm hug when they get off the plane. For others it's sitting down together to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner. Some of these moments are steeped in tradition and others are new occurrences your family will be talking about for years. But old or new, each moment is special in its own way.

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Monday 11/28/2016
Vacation Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Dollar in 2017
Updated: November 28, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Getting more out of a vacation starts with finding ways to stretch your travel budget.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Holiday Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users
Updated: November 22, 2016 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) The stress of holiday travel can impact anyone, but add in the need to find wheelchair-accessible transportation, hotel rooms or restaurants, and that stress is amplified considerably.

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Monday 11/21/2016
A guide to holiday traditions worth starting in 2016
Updated: November 29, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Every family has their own set of traditions. Some involve going to holiday parties or shows like the Nutcracker, baking batches of cookies or a trip to the Christmas tree farm.

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
5 steps to take the stress out of your holidays this year
Posted: November 16, 2016

(BPT) - The holidays are here again — that wonderful time of year when you reconnect with family and friends, get away from the office for a few days and just celebrate the season. It all sounds so perfect — so why do we always feel so much stress this time of year?

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Baby on board? 8 tips for stress-free infant travel
Updated: November 24, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Whether it's a quick weekend away or a weeklong adventure, family travel is a great way to bond and create lifelong memories. However, if you have an infant, you may be hesitant to pack all those bags and venture to the unknown.

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Hit the road with your team for the ultimate weekend adventure
Updated: November 17, 2016 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Team loyalty comes with benefits: There is simply no easier way to plan a little escape than to hit the road for an away game. And while you're at it, you can experience the best of what a new town has to offer. By combining your love of sports with having new experiences in new locales with your family, you join a new segment of travelers Hampton by Hilton has identified as Seekenders.

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Monday 11/14/2016
8 stress-free family travel tips for dads
Updated: November 22, 2016 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Family travel is a great way for everyone to bond and create lifelong memories. However, before you can hit the road, you need to do a little planning.

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4 undeniable reasons to travel in 2017
Updated: November 22, 2016 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Do you dream of getting away from the stress of your everyday life? Are you looking for a way to reconnect with loved ones? Do the winter blues have you dreaming of warm sunny days?

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Friday 11/11/2016
Dickens, ice slides, beaches and roller coasters: Holiday magic awaits at Galveston's Winter Wonder Island
Updated: November 12, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When you think about it, heading south is a pretty great way to spend a holiday vacation.

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Thursday 11/03/2016
5 ways guys can plan the perfect vacation
Updated: November 11, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When it comes to vacation planning, Clark Griswold has given guys everywhere a bad name. The first National Lampoon's Vacation movie saw his plans to bring his family to Walley World fall apart at every turn. Then his planned trip to Europe was a disaster. He couldn’t even plan a simple family Christmas without it becoming a complete catastrophe.

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
Go West! Adventurers, film buffs flock to Rocky Mountain resort
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 3:32 am

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5 travel tips for a last minute getaway
Updated: November 03, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - There’s something so exciting about planning a vacation, yet more than half of American workers let their vacation days go to waste. But having time away from the stresses and daily grind of your job is crucial to a work-life balance. You work hard to earn your vacation days, so why not take full advantage of them with a last minute getaway?

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Salt storage barns: The key to safe winter roads
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For most of us, if we ever think about salt storage, the salt shaker on our table probably comes to mind. However, for your local road and transportation department, salt storage is all about keeping road salt properly covered and safe so it is available for the department to use when it starts to snow.

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Holiday Travel Made Easy: Is Your Tech Ready?
Updated: November 02, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) As families prepare for the holiday season, they also prepare to make big family trips, so make sure not to leave home without the proper tech reinforcements this year!

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Monday 10/31/2016
5 reasons you'll love your next vacation
Updated: November 01, 2016 - 3:32 am

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Thursday 10/27/2016
5 bold steps to reshape your life
Updated: November 04, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Time to reflect back on 2016 and set your sights on 2017. How did the year progress, and what did you accomplish? Maybe your goals included: A new promotion, a new car, a bigger house, better health or more meaningful relationships. Did they happen?

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
3 tire tips to cruise through winter, safely
Updated: October 27, 2016 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and winter will soon be here. While snow can be pleasant to look at, it can also wreak havoc on roadways and create hazardous driving conditions during the winter months.

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