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(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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(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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(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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(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 loca…

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

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(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 sim…

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(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 …

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(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 whe…

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(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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(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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(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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(BPT) - This year, you'll be traveling to Florida for a theme park experience of a lifetime — and your family can hardly contain their excitement. While thrill rides and fun games make up the majority of your itinerary right now, it's a good idea to research other attractions in the area you…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—Americans, it seems, are in love with craft beer. According to the Brewers Association, a national trade association dedicated to promoting American craft brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts, craft beer sales rose by 12 percent to about 24 million barrels la…

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(BPT) - It has been 100 years since an important American institution was born. On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson and was established as a new federal bureau to oversee the country’s national parks and monuments.

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(BPT) - When you get behind the wheel, some actions come automatically, without thinking, such as checking your fuel gauge, using your turn signal and snapping on your seat belt.

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(StatePoint) Fall is a busy time for both parents and kids. Planning a family weekend getaway gives everyone something to look forward to and provides a much needed break. Of course, traveling with children isn’t always easy; but with a bit of research and some advanced preparation, you can …

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(NAPSI)—Vacation rental homes are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, 89 percent of travelers who have never rented a vacation home before would consider it, according to a recent study. However, popular misconceptions prevent some people from doing so. Here are a few facts that can help.

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(BPT) - With the recent easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, Americans are now busily writing their Cuba vacation checklists. They likely look something like this: Drink a mojito in a Havana bar, smoke a really good cigar, try to dance the salsa, wear a new Che Guevara T-shirt and take a s…

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(BPT) - After a few weeks of staying in hotels, you let out a sigh of relief as you walk through the front door of your home. As someone who travels for work, whether it be for relocation, training or sales, you know the feeling of coming home after a long trip — but you should also feel com…

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(BPT) - Traveling on business sounds glamorous, but it's actually as hard as a day's work — more than one would expect. After the day whirls by, whether it was spent wooing clients, leading training seminars, networking or closing sales, there’s a big appetite at the end of the day for a rel…

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(BPT) - Exploring the beauty of unique destinations. Trying new food and seeing new sights. Bonding with loved ones by creating lifelong travel memories.

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(BPT) - Think of what has changed forever in the span of a decade. How do you watch movies at home? You’ve replaced the DVDs with digital streaming. How do you send a picture of your kids to your parents? You skip the printing and post it on social media or send a quick text.

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(BPT) - Do you love sinking a putt in the quiet serenity of nature, or nailing a drive and watching it disappear into a backdrop of towering peaks? How about docking your boat, hopping on a shuttle bus and getting a few rounds in before an evening of lakeside dining? Whether you want to be n…

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(BPT) - If you’re an introvert, traveling can be a challenge. Being introverted can increase the anxiety you feel when engaging in already-stressful business travel, and undermine your enjoyment of a leisure trip. Being forced to sit next to and even socialize with numerous other people, man…

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    North American Precis Syndicate

(NAPSI)—More Americans are choosing cruise vacations than ever before. Over 12 million people are expected to cruise out of U.S. ports by the end of 2016, up from 11.3 million in 2015, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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(BPT) - If you’re looking to add a new ingredient to your relationship or a more personal way to say “I love you,” then it’s time you became a Weekend Escape Artist and surprise your partner with a weekend getaway. If that feels like a talk task, it’s not, as long as you remember the advice …

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(BPT) - The backpacks are full, the car pools are set, and the homework is piling up as we continue to transition away from summer and back-to-school. Whether you are walking your child to the bus stop, dragging your teen out of bed or dropping your child off at school, the morning routines …

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(BPT) - Family roots are what provide the foundation for our strongest ties, ties so strong that scientists discovered that the experiences of our ancestors shape our DNA, even generations later. Family is the source of everything; it’s where our individual stories begin. 

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(BPT) - The Lake Champlain region is host to numerous ponds, rivers, and of course, the big lake itself. Knowledgable anglers know that all these bodies of water offer terrific fishing opportunities, but here are five Lake Champlain Region fishing facts for the rest of us.

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(BPT) - If you're looking for fall foliage, you'll find it in the central Adirondacks. But did you know there's more than one way to see nature's most vibrant display of the year? Check out this list of our nine favorites.

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(BPT) - The secret is out — the central Adirondacks is a special place, and birds know it.

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(BPT) - While the french fry and coleslaw-garnished Primanti Bros. sandwich and pierogies are traditional culinary staples of Pittsburgh, the food scene in this city of three rivers has exploded, much like the city itself.

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(BPT) - History buffs, beach bums and backpackers know that Texas has more than a few options to choose from when it comes to enjoying their hobbies, but did you know that the state is also home to national parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the longest section of undeveloped barrier is…

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(BPT) - Everything takes more time with young children in tow. When even a simple grocery store trip takes strategic planning, most parents forget about organizing a weekend getaway, especially if it’s spontaneous.

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(BPT) - Moving brings a mix of emotions. Excitement about living in a new home is paired with angst and anxiety about the actual moving process. The most dreaded task is the one that takes the most time: packing.

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(BPT) - The power of nature is undeniable — all it takes is a few moments outdoors to feel refreshed and have your spirits lifted. So why limit yourself to short bursts of warm sunlight? With the wide-ranging landscapes that make up this country, there’s no shortage of unique experiences wai…

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(BPT) - Clothing, passport, toiletries, accessories — when you travel you have a lot of important items to fit into your suitcase. But two of the most essential ingredients in an enjoyable vacation don’t go in your luggage: your own feet. Whether you’re walking on a sandy beach or strolling …

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(NAPSI)—The Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that mid- to end of summer is a busy travel time for many Americans, increasing business for vacation rental marketplaces like Airbnb, HomeAway (VRBO) and others. Traveling can be fun but it often comes with unwanted frustrations like hig…

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(BPT) - This is the golden age of food. Diners are passionate about quality, freshness and experience. And like a performer feeding off an enthralled audience, chefs are putting more energy and dazzle into the restaurant experience.

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(BPT) - Whether it’s driving up the Pacific coast, touring Civil War battlefields or spending a week in New York City, everyone has their list of dream vacations. While it’s easy to get caught up in dreaming about these big trips, we often forget that every weekend brings an opportunity to g…

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(BPT) - Es hora de disfrutar los placeres del verano: vacaciones, descanso junto a la piscina, la playa o en la montaña, comidas al aire libre con paisajes de ensueño... Pero, si bien estar al aire libre nos ayuda a relajarnos y desconectar, también puede suponer un riesgo importante para la…

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(BPT) - If you work for a small business, you're in good company. There are 28 million small businesses in the United States that provide 55 percent of all jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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(BPT) - Your bags are packed and the car is ready to go; it’s time for a much needed vacation. But do you have the most important co-pilot of all? As a pet lover, your dog is a cherished member of the family and vacation wouldn’t be the same without your best friend along for the ride.

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(BPT) - - Don't let work and other obligations get in the way of family fun. No matter what time of year it is, dads can take the lead when it comes to travel planning. Whether it's a national park, a sporting event or an amusement park, see how dads are hitting the road with their kids.

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(BPT) - Are you in need of a vacation but would rather skip the cost and the crowds during the busy travel months? You're in luck; fall is considered the shoulder season at destinations across the country, which means you can relax and enjoy America's beauty without breaking the bank.