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December 16, 2018

5 surprising things you'll find on your Midwest vacation
A winter escape to Wisconsin offers some surprisingly luxurious amenities. Visiting cooler temperatures gives you the chance to focus on the beautiful scenery as well as an opportunity to destress, at a location that offers equal parts wellness and indulgence. Read on for five things you'll find on... click to read more

5 winter driving tips from the tune-up to the tunes
(BPT) - "From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific" … because it’s time to head home for the holidays! No matter their destination, Americans are more than twice as likely to drive as fly this year (76 percent vs. 24 percent), according to Hankook Tire’s newest Gauge Index Survey.Where... click to read more

Make traveling somewhere exciting your New Year's resolution
(BPT) - Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution before? If you have, chances are you’ve tried to lose weight, advance your career, learn a new hobby or achieve some other such goal to reinvent yourself. All of these goals require a long-standing commitment and many fizzle out, leaving you feelin... click to read more

Take the family on an RV adventure [Video]
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One industry's efforts to employ veterans
(BPT) - Following military service, many veterans feel overwhelmed by the transition to civilian life and the decision about what’s next. While veterans may feel that it’s challenging to identify civilian jobs that match their skills, there are job opportunities across the country and in their own ... click to read more

Road salt reduces crashes by up to 88 percent
(BPT) - Each winter, drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent they are on their cars, and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter.Studies show that road salt is ... click to read more

Hong Kong: One Place, Two Perspectives [Video]
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Arkansas offers year-round access to mountain biking trails for riders of all skill levels
(BPT) - Arkansas boasts a mild four-season climate, diverse terrain and unparalleled beauty, making it the ideal destination for year-round mountain biking for riders of all skill levels.Recently, mountain biking enthusiasts have been traveling to Arkansas in large numbers because of the state’s pu... click to read more

Perfect Perth: Your travel guide to Australia's sunniest capital city
(BPT) - Imagine mornings exploring Australia’s rich culture, afternoons playing on warm, white sand beaches and evenings savoring the country's award-winning wine, incredible local produce, and impressive nightlife.If a jaunt to the friendly, unique and enormously diverse nation of Australia is at ... click to read more

5 tips for holiday road travel
(BPT) - If you’re planning to travel for the holidays this year, you’re not alone. Over 107 million people traveled last year for the holidays, according to estimates from the American Automobile Association (AAA), and more than 97 million of them did so along the nation's highways. If you plan to ... click to read more

5 tips for avoiding the cold & flu this year
(BPT) - Last year we experienced an unprecedented cold and flu season. The CDC reported an early flu season and much higher than expected rates of hospitalizations for the flu. It is never too early to start preparing your home and workplace to prevent the spread of this viral and infectious, but a... click to read more

5 tips for an efficient and safe moving day
(BPT) - Moving to a new home can call for the coordination of a lot of details. That’s especially true if you’re a do-it-yourselfer who’s renting a truck rather than hiring a moving company.Though the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the average American changes homes 11.4 times in a lifetime, many of ... click to read more

6 holiday travel hacks to save your sanity
(BPT) - Follow these tips to save time, money and your sanity this holiday season.1. Avoid busy travel days If you’re willing to be flexible, there are a few ways to avoid the madness of popular holiday travel days. If your plans permit, take a red-eye, which is the last flight out each night. Red-... click to read more

Slippery season: Mayo Clinic offers 10 tips for avoiding falls
(BPT) - With the winter season approaching, you may need to pay closer attention to watching your step. Even if you’re active, healthy and full of life, statistics show that you have a greater chance of taking a debilitating fall as you age. Mayo Clinic notes that some 400,000 “fragility fractures”... click to read more

The dangers of ticks and how to remove one from your body safely
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Drivers dabble with drive-time decisions
(BPT) - There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to driving, and the list only grows once you’ve got your own set of wheels. Whether you’re facing a purchasing dilemma over which make and model is best for you, or simply wonder how much is too much to top off the gas, being a responsible ... click to read more

How to pack the party with you next time you're traveling
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Know your enemy: Bed bugs
(BPT) - Does the thought of a bed bug infestation send a shiver down your spine? Do you immediately think of insects hiding in beds? Did you know that bed bugs aren’t just found in those places? The experts at Terminix are here to clear up some common misconceptions and provide information so that ... click to read more

How to Eat Like a Local in El Salvador
(BPT) - Foodies with adventurous palates might be tempted to vacation in El Salvador just to enjoy its array of delectable local dishes.Of course, the green and lushly tropical country called “Land of Jewels” by the locals has much to offer beyond cuisine. Visitors can enjoy volcanoes, beaches, arc... click to read more

Wheelchair damage is a frequent risk for disabled travelers
(BPT) - Does the idea of holiday travel make you feel like a Scrooge? Booking a flight, traversing through a packed airport and getting to the gate on time are just a few things that can cause stress. Then there's using those tiny on-board bathrooms, and hoping you get your luggage back in one piec... click to read more

Tech tricks: 5 digital improvements helping millennials reach life goals
(BPT) - As innovation and technology drive our world forward, millennial consumers expect seamless experiences more-so than their older peers. This desire is motivating businesses to make processes and experiences more efficient through digital tools so they can ultimately meet the expectations of ... click to read more

5 tips to keep your tires ready for holiday driving
(BPT) - Holiday season is upon us again, meaning an extra-large helping of food, family, friends and fun are in store. Unfortunately, so is the seasonal nasty weather. Be prepared for chilling temps, rain and snow that could easily put a damper on driving to holiday celebrations and shopping sprees... click to read more

5 tips for staying calm, cool and collected when you're always on the go
(BPT) - No matter what you’re chasing or up against — goals, bargains, chores, deadlines, your kids, etc. — life can be crazy. There never seems to be enough time to check everything off your to-do list, especially if you’re always on the go. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your sanity wh... click to read more

Find out what destinations are trending, hot and undiscovered for the holidays [Video]
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Take a road trip through Arkansas for the best fall foliage views
(BPT) - With vibrant colors, crisp air and unmatched natural beauty, autumn is one of the most popular times of the year to visit Arkansas. During the months of October and November, The Natural State is the ideal destination for a long weekend trip to experience some of the most vibrant fall folia... click to read more

Weekend in paradise? Make a quick getaway to Hawaii
(BPT) - A long weekend is coming up, and this time, you're hoping to elevate it into something more memorable than a run-of-the-mill road trip to the next city.Why not live like the rich and famous, and make it a quick jaunt to paradise? True, we tend to think of tropical destinations as best suite... click to read more

Touring through the best Italian wines
(BPT) - Dreaming of an Italian vacation? You can experience the country's ancient, romantic regions without even leaving home. The wines of Italy embody the heart and soul of the regions in which they're grown.Letting the vineyards be your guide, travel from the Tuscan coast to the Adriatic's sandy... click to read more

How to make sure your door hardware makes the grade
(BPT) - Short, chilly days mean more time spent indoors with family and friends. This is the perfect time to focus on home improvement, starting with finding the right door hardware. While home security is typically top-of-mind, door hardware such as locksets and deadbolts are generally overlooked ... click to read more

13 moving hacks that could save time, money and sustainability
(BPT) - Changing households can be a time for new beginnings, fresh perspectives and boundless opportunities.But those good things tend to come after the moving process itself, which can take a lot of planning, organizing and old-fashioned elbow grease. And many people start the process unprepared.... click to read more

Best friends walk across America to raise money and awareness for veterans
(BPT) - Snow, Nor’easter storms and too many blisters to count — no challenge was too big for Matt and Trevor to overcome as they journeyed across the country this year. The determined duo began their excursion on March 1 in Delaware and recently celebrated their final steps in San Francisco on Sep... click to read more

Newborn to 13+: Car safety tips for kids of all ages
(BPT) - For many parents, you buckle up your kids and off you go to day care, school or the park. You trust their car seat or booster seat will keep your child safe should something happen, but are you sure the seat you installed months or years ago is truly secure?"I am deeply concerned that nearl... click to read more

8 home security hacks recommended by police
(BPT) - Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe.Read on for e... click to read more

6 tips for shopping in Guadalajara
(BPT) - As one of Mexico’s top artisanal hubs, Guadalajara offers culture, cuisine and shopping. Travelers can find everything from expertly crafted pottery to luxe leather goods in markets throughout the city. For those who travel the world in search of the best locally produced, stylish souvenirs... click to read more

The 5 podcasts you should be listening to right now
(BPT) - If you love a good podcast, you're not alone. According to Podcast Insights, 73 million Americans listen to podcasts regularly, seven per week on average. You can find a podcast about virtually any subject that strikes your fancy, so if you're looking for a new show to engage and delight yo... click to read more

Visiting Philadelphia? Try West Philly for vibrant culture and cuisine
(BPT) - A visit to Philadelphia is sure to be steeped in American history and culture. It doesn't get more American than the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.And it doesn't get more authentically Philly than cheesesteaks a... click to read more

Recognizing a true Hall of Fame dad
(BPT) - Each Sunday, millions cheer as their favorite NFL stars charge out of the tunnel and onto the field. For those players, the ultimate dream is a shot at one day becoming a Hall of Famer. This past July, one special father found himself with that title without ever having played in a single g... click to read more

3 tire safety tips for end of summer
(BPT) - With the final days of summer upon us, now is the time to spend a few extra minutes performing a tire safety check. Here are three easy steps to ensure your tires will be ready to handle the season change and keep you and your family safe year-round.Stay on top of your tire pressure. Many d... click to read more

7 savvy ways to save on your next trip
(BPT) - Looking to spend time away without spending a ton of money? Your wanderlust doesn't have to directly compete with your desire to save. With a few smart tips and tricks, you can cut costs and make the most out of your trip. These seven savings strategies make travel more accessible, enjoyabl... click to read more

A vacation deprivation crisis: Americans are not using their PTO
(BPT) - Americans need a vacation. More than half of working Americans, 52 percent, didn't use all of their PTO last year, collectively leaving 705 million vacation days on the table. That means employers got 705 million of your hard-earned workdays for free. For the love of Jimmy Buffett, people, ... click to read more

Fall family travel from leaf peeping to star gazing
(BPT) - The gradual seasonal change is an ideal platform for leaf peeping, stargazing, weekend camping, long drives and getaways that can bring your family closer during the cozier fall months.“Fall is the perfect season to get out and see the world,” says travel expert and president of Rovia, Jim ... click to read more





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