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Why bedbugs are winning at our favorite hotels
(BPT) - The summer travel season is upon us, offering an opportunity for families across the U.S. to reconnect. The goal is simple - to make memories that last a lifetime. For example, the Smith family is in vacation-planning mode. Mrs. Smith typically takes the lead with dreams and aspirations of ... More >>


6 ingredients for an unforgettable vacation
(BPT) - There are big skies, big rivers and of course those big mountains. The sheer size of the western frontier has attracted explorers and families for hundreds of years. While the days of covered wagons and cattle drives have passed, there's still more than a lifetime of adventure to be found i... More >>


Top tips to make the most of your family's outdoor plans this summer
(BPT) - With winter in the rearview and warm weather finally here, millions of Americans have come out of hibernation and are looking to breathe in the fresh summer air. This year marks the centennial celebration of America’s National Parks and according to AAA, gas prices are at their lowest... More >>


Travel tips for 3-day weekends
(BPT) - The arrival of warm weather signals the season of three-day weekends and more people are using that time to travel. Whether it’s three glorious days off due to a holiday, summer office hours or simply cashing in on precious PTO time, weekend warriors are taking advantage.This weekend ... More >>


Looking for adventure? Take a Mississippi music road trip
(BPT) - Full of natural beauty and historic landmarks, Mississippi is a destination that attracts many travelers. But did you know the state is also home to a strong music legacy? Known as the Birthplace of America's Music, Mississippi paved the path for modern music with its seminal contributions ... More >>


The Great Adirondak Garage Sale [Infographic]
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Gas station myth or fact: What you need to know when you refuel
(BPT) - On any given day, some 40 million Americans stop at gas stations to fill their tanks. For many, it's a weekly routine, one they don't spend much time analyzing, but are there things you think you know about your fill-up that just aren't true?Andrea Kaufman considers herself a fairly conscie... More >>


3 ways to celebrate the healing power of comedy in Jamestown, NY
(BPT) - You begin Monday in your usual morning mood - grumpy. The day quickly turns around, however, after hearing a few funny stories from coworkers. Suddenly you find yourself laughing and enjoying the morning. Your outlook is positive and your spirits have been lifted, and all it took was one hi... More >>


Land, sea or air: 3 ways to plan your North West Australian adventure
(BPT) - Rugged gorges, epic waterways and beautiful ocean views: this could only be describing the bewildering terrain of Western Australia. But if you’re really looking for the best sightseeing and activities, head north to the Kimberley, the gem of North West Australia. Famously known as be... More >>


Discover these 4 transformative vacations
(BPT) - With the busy travel season upon us, people comb through travel websites and brochures looking to find their ideal vacation destination. Some search for stunning examples of wilderness found only in America; others seek a cultural experience, a chance to taste new foods, visit historic sigh... More >>


Spring into summer in the Lone Star State
(BPT) - When it comes to spring and summer vacations, Texas is full of possibilities, boasting more than 600 miles of coastline, scenic mountain ranges, historic sites and more. With activities like dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, bird watching and hiking, visitors will never be bored.For a Gul... More >>


Score more summer sun and fun in New Jersey
(BPT) - Nothing says summer like a sandy beach and a sunny boardwalk. Relive your childhood memories or create new traditions with the quintessential Jersey Shore vacation. Offering a range of family-friendly activities, seasonal events and attractions, this popular summer destination is gearing up... More >>


10 smart security steps for seniors
(BPT) - From identity theft to home burglary, it's an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. By taking simple security measures while at home and out traveling, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood you or a loved one is victimized.Always lock doors: Whether yo... More >>


Serendipity, super powers and staying connected: Commuting secrets revealed [Infographic]
(BPT) - Early morning commutes can range from relaxing to rushed as Americans head to their daily destinations. Chase Freedom surveyed commuters in major U.S. cities to learn what makes their commuting experiences unique, and how they find the fun in that daily travel. Check out this map of commuti... More >>


5 easy ways to relax, recharge and have fun on a boat
(BPT) - Feeling stressed? Adding water to your summer plans may be one of the best remedies.More than four in five Americans say being around water relaxes them, and 72 percent feel healthier after spending time on the water, according to a 2015 Discover Boating survey by Wakefield Resear... More >>


The gal's guide to an unforgettable girlfriends' getaway
(BPT) - Looking to satisfy your wanderlust? There are no better travel partners than your girlfriends. From Mayo Clinic to Harvard University, research shows friendships improve health, happiness and longevity, so it is time to seize the day, or in this case, the weekend. Whether you want to reconn... More >>


Here comes the rain: Expert tips for wet weather driving
(BPT) - When it comes to driving in the rain, windshield wipers, headlights and brakes will only get you so far. More than 1 million car crashes occur each year as a result of weather conditions, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Most of them have to do with wet roadways, and many of... More >>


Relax and engage: 4 ways to learn on vacation
(BPT) - With busy schedules and jam packed to-do lists, people often view vacations as a time to simply lounge by the beach and soak up the sun. And while that may sound like paradise, when was the last time you truly pursued a passion, goal or curiosity?Vacation is a great time to take your goals ... More >>


5 simple security steps for spring travel
(BPT) - Day dreaming of satisfying your wanderlust? You're in good company. A whopping 70 percent of travelers want to visit a new vacation destination, notes TripAdvisor. Right now is a great time to start planning spring travel, however, it's also prime time for criminals to target tourists. Th... More >>


Tire tips for parents on the go
(BPT) - A growing number of children are not content to keep all their efforts inside the classroom or play video games. They seek out different outlets like sports — especially soccer, which makes the largest youth sports organization in America — in order to learn, socialize and have ... More >>


5 golden rules of planning a group destination wedding
(BPT) - Soft sand warms the soles of your feet and the smell of sweet flowers fill the air. The salty mist of the ocean kisses your cheeks while the laughter of friends and family brings joy to the heart. This isn’t just an amazing vacation for your loved ones, it’s your wedding day.Ima... More >>


Taking responsibility on winter roads
(BPT) - You can find a large number of alarming videos on the Internet showing cars crashing on snowy roads. We can see from these videos that driving too fast on snow or ice covered roads is risky and leaves you vulnerable to crashes. However, it’s not just fast driving that causes accidents... More >>




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