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    97 Percent of Parents Dread Long Family Car Trips: Keep Boredom at Bay

    (StatePoint) With the summer travel season in full swing, families are spending more time together on vacations and exploring the great outdoors. And while the destinations promise memorable fun, simply “getting there” can be stressful.

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    Making your vacation a culinary adventure

    Vacations are all about exploration. This could mean finally touching down in the city you’ve always dreamed of visiting or trying a new activity. In addition to thinking about vacation activities to broaden your horizons, many travelers are realizing that another great way to explore a destination is through food.

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    Get Your Travel Dollars To Go Farther

    (NAPSI)—To keep your next vacation on the road to savings and fun, it can help to heed a few hints:

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Thursday 07/18/2013
Have Fun, Eat Free
Posted: July 18, 2013

(NAPSI)—In addition to theme parks and attractions, Orlando, Florida offers enticing savings for visitors.

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Tuesday 07/16/2013
Road trip tips: How to plan a memorable vacation and save money
Posted: July 16, 2013

(BPT) - Americans enjoy the fun and relaxation of traveling: 77 percent of domestic trips are for leisure purposes, according to the U.S. Travel Association. If you want to vacation with friends or family, hitting the pavement for a road trip can’t be beat, and with a few money-saving tips and organization tricks, you’ll plan an awesome trip packed with memories.

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Monday 07/15/2013
Tips for safe vacation travel
Posted: July 15, 2013

(BPT) - Vacations are keeping Americans busy this season. But, with all that fun, make sure you don’t overlook caring for your car and tires. If you do, the only thing you’ll be doing is standing in the breakdown lane.

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Tips For Reducing Pre-Vacation Stress At Work
Posted: July 15, 2013

(NAPSI)—With a little preparation and smart technology to support you, you can take a vacation without becoming stressed about what will happen while you’re away from the office. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:

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A Deserving Addition To Our Great American Roads
Posted: July 15, 2013

(NAPSI)The interstate system, a post−World War II priority of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, got a boost from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and with it the dream of a new NAFTA superhighway. That highway is Interstate 69.

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Sunday 07/14/2013
Six ways studying abroad can change your life
Posted: July 14, 2013

(BPT) - Many students study abroad each year for only a few months, or even weeks. But the experiences and lessons learned go on to impact them well past that brief time, and the benefits of their travels don’t stop once they return home. Studying abroad isn’t just a chance to explore foreign cities, but a time to grow, learn and expand your connections globally.

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Wednesday 07/10/2013
Summer travel tips for seniors
Posted: July 10, 2013

(BPT) - Extra socks? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Photo ID? Check. What else could you be forgetting?

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Tuesday 07/09/2013
Beaches, jungles and beyond: Top sights to see on Costa Rica tours
Posted: July 09, 2013

Dazzling natural diversity is the calling card of Latin America’s popular Costa Rica. For travelers, its beaches beckon, but so do misty cloud forests, jungle lodges and an amazing variety of bird, insect and wildlife species. North to south, east to west, Costa Rica has many activities – the biggest dilemma is figuring out what to choose. Costa Rica tours take the uncertainty out of the equation, focusing on the best adventures, excursions and accommodations – so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

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Sunday 07/07/2013
Eating out this summer? How kids are now eating healthier at restaurants
Posted: July 07, 2013

(BPT) - As many families make their travel and leisure plans this year, they are happily discovering that a growing number of restaurants – in their hometowns and at their vacation destinations – are offering more healthful and great-tasting menu options for children.

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How to save money on summer road trips
Posted: July 07, 2013

(BPT) - Whether you’re driving across the country on your annual family road trip or taking a weekend to enjoy the open road, there are plenty of ways to save on the cost of fuel. Here are some easy tips that will help you save money at the pump and stretch the fuel in your gas tank.

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Back to school road trip
Posted: July 07, 2013

(BPT) - Whether you’re a parent driving your college-age student to school or you’re heading out on your first solo road trip back to campus, you can make sure your trip is stress-free and prevent unnecessary break downs on the road.

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Thursday 06/27/2013
National Heritage Areas Make for Great Family Vacations
Posted: June 27, 2013

(StatePoint) Families are always looking for a trip that is fun, affordable, and memorable for everyone.

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Wednesday 06/26/2013
Travel Smarter This Summer With Room To Spare
Posted: June 26, 2013

(NAPSI)Whether it's an excursion to the beach, a trip to the mountains or an outing at your favorite amusement park, the sun and warm weather of summer offer the perfect excuse to take a vacation. Still, the fondest memories from summer vacations are often of the time spent with family and friends. It should come as no surprise then that more people traditionally stay in a vacation rental in the summer months than during any other time of the year.

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Ten Great Places For Chillin' With Children
Posted: June 26, 2013

(NAPSI)—When school’s out and families are out for some fun, Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa. offer a variety of exciting spots to explore:

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Tuesday 06/25/2013
Discover the genius of America's favorite architect with a summer road trip
Posted: June 25, 2013

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Friday 06/21/2013
Tips to Make Planning Your Summer Vacation Easier
Posted: June 21, 2013

(StatePoint) Taking a vacation this summer? Before you can kick back and relax, you have to plan your trip.

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Wednesday 06/19/2013
Road trip tips to spice up summer
Posted: June 19, 2013

(BPT) - It’s the great American summer travel tradition: the road trip. Whether you stay close to home or take off for a coast-to-coast jaunt, there’s no better way to enjoy the experience of travel as much as the destinations you visit. But a truly great road trip doesn’t just happen – it takes careful planning and the right gear.

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Thursday 06/13/2013
Avoid Travel Stress
Posted: June 13, 2013

(NAPSI)—These tried-and-true tips can help you travel smart and stress less on your next vacation.

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How To Make Staying Safe, Smooth Sailing
Posted: June 13, 2013

(NAPSI)—Fun in the sun is a lot less likely to give way to an emergency at sea if you follow a few tips on how to reduce your risk of electric shock drowning and common boating and marina electrical hazards.

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For Family Fun, Space Is The Place
Posted: June 13, 2013

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those looking for a vacation destination built around family fun, a touch of education and one-of-a-kind attractions. Just east of Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place on Earth where a family can tour launch areas, meet a real astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators and view a rocket launch. Now it’s also the place to stand within an arm’s length of one of the most complex machines ever built by mankind, Space Shuttle Atlantis.

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How to Prevent Motion Sickness When Traveling
Posted: June 13, 2013

(StatePoint) Traveling this season? Whether your dream of the perfect vacation involves sandy beaches, long country drives, cobblestoned streets or endless vineyards, it probably doesn't include nausea.

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Wednesday 06/12/2013
Three ways to bring added entertainment to your outdoor experiences
Posted: June 12, 2013

(BPT) - There’s a reason it’s called the “great” outdoors. Nothing can quite compare with the beauty and majesty of wild places. When summer rolls around, the urge to explore grows for many people, inspiring millions of travelers to camp, hike and tour the country’s natural wonders. Modern outdoor enthusiasts have discovered that technology makes it even more fun to spend time in off-the-beaten-track locations.

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Hitting the road? Apps to pack to avoid summer brain drain
Posted: June 12, 2013

(BPT) - Warm weather and sunshine are putting families across the country in vacation-planning mode. Whether traveling by train, plane or automobile, mobile devices are typically the first thing parents and kids pack.

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Monday 06/10/2013
Disciplined and committed candidates wanted to serve in the elite United States Submarine Force
Posted: June 10, 2013

(BPT) - Sailors silently gliding underwater while patrolling the ocean depths in a nuclear-powered sub and the pride of earning the coveted Submarine Dolphins. This is the exciting and challenging life for personnel in the United States Naval Submarine force.

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Moving in the military? How to make the process easier
Posted: June 10, 2013

(BPT) - Moving can cause stress for family members, especially military families that are required to move frequently and potentially without a lot of warning. Sometimes these moves are within a base, while other times they can be to a new base on the other side of the country.

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Thursday 06/06/2013
Weekday Getaways Are The Ticket To Savings
Posted: June 06, 2013

(NAPSI)—Millions of Americans will hit the road this summer in search of fun and sun. In fact, many will take to the road more than once. A recent survey conducted by hospitality management company Destination Hotels & Resorts found that 76 percent of travelers plan to take frequent, short trips this summer, compared to only 22 percent who plan to take a week-or-longer vacation.

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Monday 06/03/2013
Take a Family Trip this Father’s Day
Posted: June 03, 2013

(StatePoint) Families are always looking for their next great vacation. And with recent studies showing that dads are more involved in the family vacation planning than before, Father’s Day is the perfect time to pack up the car and let him determine the final destination.

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Sunday 06/02/2013
Stay safe on the road this summer
Posted: June 02, 2013

(BPT) - As you hit the road for this year’s vacation, you may see an increasing number of vehicles on the sides of the highway broken down either with mechanical problems or flat tires. Don’t derail your travel fun by being one of them. A few simple steps will help you avoid being stuck on the side of the road – or at least be prepared in the event it happens.

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The 5 best natural attractions in the Pacific Northwest
Posted: June 02, 2013

America's West Coast has allure to spare: stretches of ocean highway, famously laid-back and inviting cities and beaches galore. But the northern half of the coast, the Pacific Northwest, is arguably one of the richest natural playgrounds in the country. From its soaring peaks to its mysterious forests, this is the place to go if you love the outdoors.

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What famous European hotels would Gatsby visit?
Posted: June 02, 2013

Accommodations often take a backseat during the planning stages of a vacation. However, sometimes the places you stay can end up being the best part of your getaway. In Europe, travelers can reserve rooms in centuries-old hotels that have survived civil and world wars or were retreats for legendary fashion icons, authors and even the Queen of England. If you have marked Europe on your map for your next trip, these hotels will add even more intrigue to your vacation.

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Tuscany travel: For curious travelers, an Italian feast for all the senses
Posted: June 02, 2013

Some say that travel is about the journey more than the destination. And for a growing number of travelers, it’s all about the experience - both on the journey and within the destination. Travelers focus on getting a deeper, more authentic look at well-loved destinations. Tuscany travel experiences figure on the vacation wish lists of many, but travelers can find ways to make each visit to the region one that is beyond the ordinary.

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Iconic Hotels in Europe
Posted: June 02, 2013

Accommodations often take a backseat during the planning stages of a vacation. However, sometimes the places you stay can end up being the best part of your getaway. In Europe, travelers can reserve rooms in centuries-old hotels that have survived civil and world wars or were retreats for legendary fashion icons, authors and even the Queen of England. If you have marked Europe on your map for your next trip, these hotels will add even more intrigue to your vacation.

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1,000 shades of green: Nature made sexy in the Pacific Northwest
Posted: June 02, 2013

America's West Coast has allure to spare: stretches of ocean highway, famously laid-back and inviting cities and beaches galore. But the northern half of the coast, the Pacific Northwest, is arguably one of the richest natural playgrounds in the country. From its soaring peaks to its mysterious forests, this is the place to go if you love the outdoors.

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Wednesday 05/29/2013
Return from vacation truly refreshed
Posted: May 29, 2013

Sometimes vacations aren’t quite as relaxing as you plan or expect them to be and these days traveling itself can often be stressful, almost to the point of defeating the purpose of one’s getaway. Shouldn’t you come back from a trip feeling more refreshed than when you left? More and more travelers are beginning to catch on to this notion. As a result, health and wellness retreats are continuing to grow in popularity.

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Tuesday 05/28/2013
Four simple, smart ways to save toward summer travel
Posted: May 28, 2013

(BPT) - Americans may still be cutting back in other areas, but when it comes to summer travel they’re willing to start spending again. Economic uncertainty aside, 78 percent of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer, and one in four of them plan to spend more this year on summer travel, according to a recent survey released by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.

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The jet-set style gives women a fresh look this summer
Posted: May 28, 2013

(BPT) - The jet-set look is about glamor, glitz, fashion and, of course, travel. It’s the look designers are showcasing this summer to give women the feeling they’re living the relaxed and luxurious lifestyle of Cannes, St. Tropez, Capri or Palm Springs.

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Monday 05/27/2013
One thing you don't want to bring back from vacation
Posted: May 27, 2013

(BPT) - Before going on a trip, most of us are not thinking about what we’ll bring back with us other than souvenirs and digital snapshots. But with bed bug infestations on the rise in many travel destinations, it’s important to take precautions to avoid bringing these unwanted guests home.

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Tuesday 05/21/2013
Make your vacation dollars go farther this summer: Tips for a budget-friendly summer vacation
Posted: May 21, 2013

Summer travel season is almost here. Planning for the next family trip to visit relatives, stay at the beach or camp out in tents under the stars is in full swing, and everyone is dreaming of upcoming departure dates.

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Monday 05/20/2013
What are the 4 Sexiest Photo Ops in Sin City?
Posted: May 20, 2013

With all the overstuffed slot machines and tempting blackjack tables in Las Vegas, it can be hard to resist the siren calls of Lady Luck when you are in pursuit of the perfect photo opportunity. Fortunately, much of Sin City’s manmade beauty can be found right on the famous four-mile strip and nearby downtown area. If you need a break from the dimmed gaming rooms abuzz with constant beeps and chimes, check out some of the best vantage points to capture all that glitters in Las Vegas.

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Iconic U.S. Baseball Parks
Posted: May 20, 2013

While baseball may be America’s favorite pastime, there’s no need to have swung a bat in your life to recognize iconic baseball parks across the U.S. Baseball became a national sport in the 1850s but the turn of the 20th century brought construction to what many Americans deem the most important baseball stadiums in history – including the Red Sox stomping grounds and the most expensive stadium ever built: Yankee Stadium. Whether you opt for the peanuts or Cracker Jack, there’s no doubt you will enjoy the game at one of these famous baseball parks in America.

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3 Best-Loved U.S. Baseball Parks Worthy of Your Bucket List
Posted: May 20, 2013

While baseball may be America’s favorite pastime, there’s no need to have swung a bat in your life to recognize iconic baseball parks across the U.S. Baseball became a national sport in the 1850s but the turn of the 20th century brought construction to what many Americans deem the most important baseball stadiums in history – including the Red Sox stomping grounds and the most expensive stadium ever built: Yankee Stadium. Whether you opt for the peanuts or Cracker Jack, there’s no doubt you will enjoy the game at one of these famous baseball parks in America.

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All That Glitters in Las Vegas: Best Photo Ops
Posted: May 20, 2013

With all the overstuffed slot machines and tempting blackjack tables in Las Vegas, it can be hard to resist the siren calls of Lady Luck when you are in pursuit of the perfect photo opportunity. Fortunately, much of Sin City’s manmade beauty can be found right on the famous four-mile strip and nearby downtown area. If you need a break from the dimmed gaming rooms abuzz with constant beeps and chimes, check out some of the best vantage points to capture all that glitters in Las Vegas.

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Moving? Tips to make the most of your DIY move
Posted: May 20, 2013

(BPT) - New jobs, first jobs, relationships and looking for a change in weather – these are just a few reasons people have for moving. Most families move during the warmer months, and many choose to move to warmer locations.

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Monday 05/13/2013
The ultimate Australia tour: Cities, beaches, mountains and more
Posted: May 13, 2013

Australia is packed to the brim with unforgettable sights and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, all beckoning adventurous travelers. Of course, with so much to do, the real task is narrowing it all down. That’s where a bit of planning (and lots of help from Australia tour planning pros) will make all the difference, ensuring that you get to see the very best of the land down under.

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Thursday 05/09/2013
How To Pack Properly
Posted: May 09, 2013

(NAPSI)—There are two kinds of travelers: overpackers and under-packers. For whichever you are, travel enthusiast, style expert and QVC program host Lisa Robertson—who mastered the art of how to pack after years of balancing her love of fashion with the struggles of packing it all-shares her most valuable tips for successful trips.

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Plan Your Wedding With Guests In Mind
Posted: May 09, 2013

(NAPSI)—After the ring is unveiled and the word “yes” is uttered, the flurry of planning a wedding commences. While the dress, the flowers and catering are important, the experience you create for you and your guests will be what stays with them—and you—for years to come. A destination that can offer a variety of attractions and activities to entertain and excite any guest, from grandparents to toddlers, will ensure happy wedding-goers and a celebration that continues before and after the nuptials.

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Monday 05/06/2013
Road trip tire tips
Posted: May 06, 2013

(BPT) - The weather’s heating up and that means one thing: road trips.

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