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(BPT) - Each year, travelers from the United States (U.S.) head to popular destinations. And while many have Zika on their mind while traveling, and are aware of the need to bring sunscreen, bug repellant and other travel necessities, many don’t know that cholera may be a bigger threat than …

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(BPT) - As a day to remember those who fought and died in service to our country, Memorial Day was originally called "Decoration Day." Waterloo, New York, was declared by President Lyndon B. Johnson to be the birthplace of Memorial Day back in May of 1966.

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(BPT) - Highlights of summer travel include exploring new cities, theme parks, sightseeing and sampling local eats with loved ones. Yet too often, the logistics of planning a summer vacation can create stress that makes it difficult to appreciate the trip itself. By making smarter choices, t…

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(NAPSI)—Raising families, navigating jobs, balancing social commitments—there’s a lot on Americans’ plates these days. In fact, 51 percent of U.S. vacationers admit they’re more stressed today compared to a year ago, according to a recent study from Wyndham Vacation Rentals. When you add to …

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(BPT) - With all the fun things to do around here, it’s no wonder that Pittsburgh is KidsBURGH! Enjoy new activities as a family this year at up to 50 percent off regular admission prices when you book on VisitPITTSBURGH.com. So what’s there to do, you ask?

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(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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(NAPSI)—May is National BBQ Month and the official start of the summer grilling season. But instead of firing up with the traditional grilling fare, why not flip the grill and give taste buds something new to savor?

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(BPT) - You’re planning your summer vacation and one question keeps popping up in your head: Is this the year you do it? Throw off the mindset of the same-old, same-old and opt for a new vacation destination. Choose to go somewhere you’ve never been and venture toward once-in-a-lifetime expe…

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(BPT) - No stringent schedule. Eating new, exotic foods. Getting lost in a page-turning novel. Trying a new activity that takes you outside your comfort zone.

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(BPT) - Summer isn’t just vacation season, it’s also peak moving season. Studies show more people move during summer months than any other time of year; kids are out of school and weather is less likely to delay moves. However, moving is hard work no matter what time of year you do it. You’l…

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(BPT) - It's nearly impossible to miss the Salmon River if you've been to Malone, New York. It runs right through downtown and heads into the backcountry, making countless options for fishing in or out of town. The best part is, the river is stocked yearly with different trout species. Look …

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(NAPSI)—In order to truly enjoy the great outdoors, routine RV maintenance is essential. These three tasks will help extend the life of your RV, quiet squeaking parts and prevent breakdowns. Check your owner's manual because timing and instructions vary by vehicle.

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(BPT) - You arrive at your hotel and pull out your smartphone. After an incredibly long sign-in process, you connect to the Internet. It works fine in the hallway but not in your room, so you go to the business center to check email and print tickets to tonight's show. The center is packed, …

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(StatePoint) More than 30 million Americans camp in tents yearly, according to the Outdoor Foundation. As with any outdoor adventure, having the necessary equipment is crucial.

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(StatePoint) Travel can be rife with inconvenience, from delayed flights to lost luggage and more. And the high cost of staying connected via mobile devices is an additional headache for a growing number of travelers, especially those with international adventures ahead.

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(BPT) - With the sun out and shining for spring, drivers are getting themselves and their cars ready for more outdoor activity. Before setting off on that next adventure, drivers should check the health and maintenance of their vehicle, as April marks the start of National Car Care Month. In…

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(BPT) - The weather’s finally warming up, the roads are dry and your sports car is beckoning you to hit the road for a fun trip. The question is: Are your tires up to the task?

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(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 respond…

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(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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(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…

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(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 figur…

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(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…

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(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…

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(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 summe…

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(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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(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…

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(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 …

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(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, …

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(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 re…

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(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 …

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(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 poin…

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(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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(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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(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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(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…

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(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 foun…

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(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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(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 o…

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(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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(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 …

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(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 st…

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(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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(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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(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, i…

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(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.