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home : life : travel August 17, 2017

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 yo... 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 >>


Summer road trip season is officially here [Infographic]
(BPT) - Now’s a great time to learn these time-tested travel tips.... 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 packin... 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 Indepe... 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 n... More >>


Mountain biking in the Whiteface region [Infographic]
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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 th... 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... 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 ne... 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 ... 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 a... 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 >>


Saranac Lake 6er: Are you up for the challenge? [Infographic]
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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 ... 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 “Be... More >>


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... 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. Ca... 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 ... 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 Flori... 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 ... 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 ... 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 >>


4 quick tips to keep you safe on the road
(BPT) - The warmer weather means longer days, backyard barbecues and weekends away. Before setting out on the open road, make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the journey ahead. Hankook Tire took a look at driving trends and behaviors to identify what drivers do (or forget to do) to keep saf... More >>


Staying Healthy While Traveling Overseas
(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 t... More >>


Military Appreciation Month: Remembering the Fallen on Memorial Day
(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.The purpose of Memorial Day sprung from wan... More >>


4 tips for less stress and more fun during this year's summer vacation
(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, the plan... More >>


Burglaries peak in summer: Is your home secure?
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Pack your bags: Pittsburgh makes for a fun-filled family vacation
(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?You can experience a brand-new... More >>


Let's go boating: 4 ways to get out on the water this summer
(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.In a recent study b... More >>


3 must-golf courses in the Northern Adirondacks [Infographic]
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5 once-in-a-lifetime experiences to enjoy in vacation travels to southwest Idaho
(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... More >>


5 ways to make your staycation feel like an actual getaway
(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.These are the types of things that make for a memorable vacation. The problem is, you're not traveling this year and instead are opting for t... More >>


Don't sweat your summer move: 10 tips for smarter moving
(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. ... More >>


The advantages of an RV vacation [Video]
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Go fish! 5 favorite spots along Malone's Salmon River
(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 along t... More >>









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