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September 23, 2017

Riding is the new driving: How to make the most of your ride
(BPT) - New to ridesharing? So are most people, both drivers and passengers alike. Ridesharing matches you with a nearby driver who will pick you up and take you where you need to go. Calling a ride is as easy as opening up a ridesharing app and tapping a button; a driver will then arrive within mi... More >>


6 simple steps to avoid distracted driving
(BPT) - Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk.More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve phone use, bo... More >>


Back-to-school lessons for drivers
(BPT) - With Americans around the country adjusting their daily commutes and driving habits to accommodate back-to-school schedules, it is a great time to brush up on Driving 101. Take the stress out of back-to-school travel by practicing these safe driving tips.Steer away from old habitsEven somet... More >>


Saranac Lake 6er: Are you up for the challenge? [Infographic]
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Mountain biking in the Whiteface region [Infographic]
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Get creative in paradise with the artisans of El Salvador
(BPT) - While many would welcome an escape to paradise to delay the onset of winter, there are those of us who crave a getaway that takes things a step beyond the usual basking, rest and relaxation.In fact, according to a 2016 survey by market research company Gfk, 35 percent of respondents said th... More >>


How Americans use public transportation in their everyday lives [Infographic]
(BPT) - Public transit is the backbone of a multimodal lifestyle. People use it to go to and from work, and a growing number are taking it to go shopping and for leisure activities. Here is a look at how public transportation is 'Keeping America On Track." SaveSaveSave... More >>


Use a rack to haul your gear during a summer road trip
(BPT) - Summer has arrived, and for many that means it's time for a road trip. In a survey conducted by the American Automobile Association, 80 percent of families surveyed said they are planning a road trip vacation this summer, a 10 percent increase from last year.Those hitting the road may disco... More >>


Traveling soon? Tips to stay sharp and avoid fraud
(BPT) - If your suitcase is full, don't worry - protecting yourself from fraud doesn't mean more packing.But it does mean you should prepare for the challenge of keeping your personal info safe. According to an Experian(R) survey, 20 percent of respondents had sensitive information like credit or d... More >>


Suite rescue: 6 kid-friendly craft ideas to fill rainy vacation days
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5 ways to explore the 'final frontier' on Florida's Space Coast
(BPT) - When it comes to outer space, there is much to wonder over and dream about. Where else are there such colossal challenges paired with the infinite possibilities of discovery? For stargazers, dreamers and those who believe anything is possible, Florida has the perfect vacation spot for exper... More >>


Frustrated while flying? Here are 5 smart ways to keep your cool
(BPT) - There was a time decades ago when taking a flight was truly a privilege. People looked forward to comfy seats, cold drinks and friendly service.Today? Not so much. With the cramped seating and impossibly long security lines, flying is the unpleasant grunt work of travel - something you endu... More >>


Stress-busting tips to stay organized while on vacation
(BPT) - Vacation is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but more than half of Americans say vacations cause them stress, and 46 percent say stress interferes with their enjoyment of traveling, according to a survey by HomeAway. Vacation stress comes from multiple sources, including crowded airports, m... More >>


Travel tips to keep bed bugs at bay
(BPT) - Planning an upcoming trip - maybe a long weekend getaway, or a family vacation before the kids head back to school, or perhaps you're a road warrior who travels frequently for work? No matter what type of trip you have planned, you've probably already put together a packing list of what to ... More >>


5 late-summer road trip tips
(BPT) - Last call for your summer road trip. Grab the family, call your friends: The Great American Road Trip still awaits. Don't let summer fade into the sunset without a last hurrah. According to the Auto Club, you won't be alone: 37.5 million Americans hit the road during the Independence Day h... More >>


More than fun: 5 tips for planning a healthy vacation
(BPT) - Taking a vacation is more than a fun getaway from the daily drudges of life. Turns out, travel has a multitude of benefits that can impact your health and wellness, too.Beyond stress reduction, vacations can improve heart health, mental health and personal relationships. In fact, men who ta... More >>


4 steps to pack the perfect bugout bag
(BPT) - If you're the type of person who loves the outdoors, then this is probably your favorite time of year. The weather is beautiful, the daylight hours are long and everything is green. Whether you call it a hike, a climb or even a safari, this is the perfect time of year to get back to nature ... More >>


Celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary with these 6 historic Texas towns
(BPT) - This year, 2017, marks the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary. The Chisholm Trail is the greatest migration of livestock in world history that relocated cattle from South Texas through Oklahoma all the way to Abilene, Kansas. The first herd to make the journey using the Chisholm Trail set o... More >>


3 reasons to study abroad during high school
(BPT) - Think about how your teenager will spend their next summer vacation.What if their months off from school could include something much bigger than the usual lineup of part-time jobs, sports practices and hanging out with friends?Picture this: Your teenager wakes up in a different bedroom in ... More >>


Have 48 hours? An incredible itinerary awaits in Boise
(BPT) - Weekend travel is a growing trend as more people seek to use their days off to enjoy an adventure away from home. It's amazing how much fun and relaxation you can pack into 48 hours if you know the right places to visit!One hidden gem for weekend travelers is Southwest Idaho. Boise, the hea... More >>


Memories by the mile [Video]
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6 tips to make the most of your visit to the zoo
(BPT) - Children can't help but be drawn to animals, so a visit to the zoo is always a winning and memorable choice for a summer outing. Introducing children to animals of all kinds, especially endangered species, will help foster a lifelong appreciation of them. With more and more animals needing ... More >>


5 reasons to make your summer road trip a flight instead
(BPT) - Summer break is an American institution, and that midyear break is often best enjoyed through travel. This year is no different; in fact, many experts expect this year's summer travel season to be among the busiest ever. That is particularly true when it comes to air travel.According to res... More >>


Do these 5 things for a stress-free summer adventure
(BPT) - The beloved summer season tends to come and go too fast, so there's no time to waste when planning a summer trip with friends or family. Whether it's a bike ride, hiking for the day or a family vacation at the beach, you'll want to make sure you're prepared for the adventures that lie ahead... More >>


3 tips to ensure you're ready to hit the road safely
(BPT) - Temps are higher, the days are longer and road trips are planned.When it comes to getting our cars ready for the road, we habitually adjust our rear-view mirror and double-check fuel levels before putting the car in gear. We sometimes change our engine oil and refill the windshield fluid. Y... More >>


In the City of Bridges, You Gotta Regatta
(BPT) - Pittsburgh, Pa., is one of the world's hottest travel destinations right now. For proof, just consider the accolades recently bestowed upon the City of Bridges. From Zagat naming Pittsburgh the 'No. 1 Food City' in the U.S. to Harper's Bazaar choosing the city among the 'Best Places to Trav... More >>


10 reasons summer in Billings has never been hotter
(BPT) - Billings, Montana, has your ticket to summer, including amazing concerts, outdoor festivals, sporting events and more. In addition, Billings features Montana's only walkable brewery district and some of the best restaurants and shopping around. Voted Outside Magazine's 'Best Town Ever,' Bil... More >>


Millennial mileage: Travel tech trends [Infographic]
(BPT) - Summer is finally here, and with it often comes travel. American millennials across the country are gearing up for road trips, weekend escapes, beach getaways and more. New technology and millennials' spending priorities are shaping travel trends - and for many, number one on the packing li... More >>


Summer road trip season is officially here [Infographic]
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Attractions for all: Your next adventure starts in Arkansas
(BPT) - Thanks to its natural beauty and multitude of attractions, Arkansas tourism is thriving, recently breaking a record by drawing 19.6 million overnight guests in just a year.Not only is tourism thriving in Arkansas, but the state's commitment to investing in and creating fun, compelling exper... More >>


Family fun: 5 tips for going off-roading
(BPT) - Summer's here and it's the perfect time for the family to hit the road … off-road, that is. From Connecticut to California, there are scenic off-road trails of all varieties - rock, sand, dirt, water and mud - that are ideal for a family off-road excursion. Call it an off-the-bea... More >>


Tupper Lake: Summer fun in the water [Infographic]
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5 Adirondack paddling trips for 5 personalities
(BPT) - Whether you're an outdoor adventurer or a first-time paddler, it's easy to discover a unique adventure waiting for you in Tupper Lake, New York. The winding waterways, open lakes, and expansive wetlands of this pristine region of the Adirondacks offer a variety of outings, from short paddle... More >>


10 reasons people are talking about fishing in Tupper Lake
(BPT) - For some, fishing is about the thrill of reelin' in the next big trophy fish. For others, it's about the tranquility and solitude that you find alone on the river - just a man and his boat. For many, it may be all about bonding time with their children or for simply blowing off steam from t... More >>


The new urban destination that has the web buzzing
(BPT) - There was a time when cities like Paris, Berlin, New York or Tokyo were at the top of many travelers' lists. The glamour, the glitz and the history of these cities lured many, but times have changed and more people are eager to discover some of the lesser known gems. Cities that, though sma... More >>


An adventurous family vacation awaits at Florida's Space Coast
(BPT) - When planning a Florida vacation for the entire family, two things typically first come to mind: winter getaway and busy theme park. Nothing wrong with that, but if you stop there, you're limiting your possibilities.Along the state's Atlantic coast, there's another side of Florida that's wa... More >>


10 ways to get your history fix
(BPT) - People have been drawn to the Adirondack Coast for centuries. Since Europeans first explored it, this fertile valley and its resources have been sought after and fought over, and we have the historic sites and museums to prove it. Spend a day or a week hopping from location to location and ... More >>


Tips to keep favorite vacation spots fresh and exciting, every time you visit
(BPT) - You can love everything about a destination, but after your family has visited the same spot multiple times they may start to feel as if they've done and seen everything the location has to offer. When a vacation destination fits your budget, lifestyle and the amount of time you have for ge... More >>


Mother Nature is calling: Check out the 6 most popular RVs and get outdoors today
(BPT) - The smell of the fresh air. The gentle rustle of the wind through the trees. The wonderment of kids exploring Mother Nature. More families are joining the movement to unplug from their electronics and get outdoors. Is your family one of them?Spending time outdoors has numerous mental and ph... More >>


Bridging the summer learning gap: Travel and education
(BPT) - 'The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.' - Saint AugustineThe benefits of travel have been written about for centuries, connecting the experience with cultivating awareness and expanding perspectives. The story of travel connotes a journey of self-discovery. Th... More >>


5 budget strategies to enjoy your summer vacation
(BPT) - The American summer vacation is a seasonal tradition. It's when memories are made, experiences are shared and sometimes when bills pile up. In fact, research shows that more and more families across the country are planning responsibly and considering their budget when it comes to summer tr... More >>



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