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home : home & lifestyle : travel info
September 20, 2019

Tips for keeping kids safe on the road
(BPT) - With all the distractions on today's roads, parents are feeling increasingly anxious about keeping their children safe while driving. According to a new study by Volvo Car USA and The Harris Poll, more than six in ten American parents believe roads today are more dangerous than ever, and ar... click to read more

6 great reasons to visit Pittsburgh with your family
(BPT) - Seeking a great vacation spot? Look no further than Pittsburgh, an ideal destination for an unforgettable family getaway. Pittsburgh has plenty of entertainment options for kids of all ages - and their parents. Pull up a chair (and maybe a highchair or two) and book your perfect Pittsburgh ... click to read more

You’ve Bought A New Car Seat. Now What? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Picking out the right car seat is the first step to ensuring your child is safe on the road, but it's not the only one. Below you'll find a few more actions you need to take to make sure your child remains safe. This Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 15-21), you can also take advantage of ... click to read more

The country's favorite fair foods, region by region
(BPT) - Perhaps the main reason most people go to the fair is for the food - delicious, over-the-top savory and sweet items you just can't get anywhere else, whether on a stick or not. In fact, most people are willing to put up with the heat, crowds, expense, and even long lines just for a taste of... click to read more

How green are your car’s tires?
(BPT) - Did you know tires could be green?There aren't literal green tires, of course - they would distract other drivers. But believe it or not, tires can help keep the planet a bit greener, when they're built and used with sustainability in mind.Here's how.Low rolling resistance saves energy and ... click to read more

3 things you didn’t learn in driving school
(BPT) - If you had to go back to driving school today, would you pass the parallel parking portion? What if the instructor tested your knowledge of car maintenance?Learning how to drive and taking care of your vehicle are integral parts of growing up. In a recent Gauge Index survey, Hankook Tire fo... click to read more

Start your cruise vacation with some home port adventure
(BPT) - It's said life is a journey, not a destination. That should especially be true when you and your family are planning your next cruise vacation.Often overlooked as a key part of that journey is the original port you'll be sailing from - the real beginning of your adventure. When planning a f... click to read more

4 tips to prevent and treat health issues on vacation
(BPT) - It's the night before your long-awaited vacation. You've triple-checked your suitcase, checked into your flight and notified the bank of your travel plans. Everything is ready to go, but even the most experienced travelers can't predict the unexpected health hiccups that might arise along t... click to read more

The United States of Streaming: Road trip trends across the U.S. [Infographic]
(BPT) - Windows down, volume up. It's summertime and Americans are hitting the highways in droves for road trips, weekend drives and cross-country treks in the car. And the most important part of any road trip? The music. There are over 2 million road trip playlists on Spotify, and streaming of roa... click to read more

5 essential car safety tips for pets
(BPT) - Face it, everyone loves their pets. And they often want to take their pets wherever they're going. In fact, a recent survey by Volvo Car USA and The Harris Poll found that 39% of pet owners would rather go on a road trip with their dog than a family member.However, many pet owners worry abo... click to read more

Stretch your summer in Myrtle Beach
(BPT) - Has summer just flown by? Did you run out of time to take a vacation, or just can't stand to see summer end? Maybe you want to use up the year's vacation days before they expire.Whatever the reason, now's the perfect time to stretch your summer in Myrtle Beach. You could enjoy a short stay.... click to read more

Which is more important to recognize, emojis or road signs?
(BPT) - If you were to take a quiz to test your ability to identify common emojis and road signs, how do you think you'd fare?According to the results from a recent survey by Mercury Insurance, 1,890 respondents did not do so well. The meaning of the 'yawning' emoji was correctly identified by 85% ... click to read more

Trips that transform: How airline miles can transform a child’s life
(BPT) - Maksim was just a few months shy of 2 years old when his parents rushed him to the emergency room for severe flu-like symptoms, only to find that their little boy was suffering from kidney failure. Since that day, Maksim has spent most of his six years in and out of hospitals, doctors' offi... click to read more

What you need to do before traveling abroad
(BPT) - Planning a trip abroad? That's exciting! But you have lots to do and less time than you think to get it done. What do you need to accomplish before leaving?Here's a handy checklist to help you get your ducks in a row.PassportIf you have a current passport, check the expiration date. Many co... click to read more

The economic cost of failing to modernize public transit [Infographic]
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5 tips for taking the road less traveled
(BPT) - You're planning your next vacation with your spouse or family, and you know one thing: You don't want to keep revisiting the same old places you've always gone for a little R&R. What could be more fun than going someplace new, changing up your route, and seeing some new sights for a cha... click to read more

3 smart steps to protect your vacation home when you're away
(BPT) - Whether it's a cabin up north, a villa down south or a quaint cottage near family, many people in the United States own second homes. There are seasons you may spend more time at these vacation properties, but for many people, much of the year they remain empty. That's why it's important to... click to read more

5 advantages of traveling on a small cruise ship
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Summer Adventure Ideas for the Whole Family [Video]
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4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime
(BPT) - The country is filled with adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. From road trips to unique vacations, there's something for everybody! With the help of your smartphone and dependable wireless service, you can stay connected and share the special moments along the way with fa... click to read more

Splash Through Summer in The Natural State
(BPT) - Whether you enjoy cruising around on a jet ski or soaking up the sun on the shore, you won't need to travel all the way to the coast to experience the endless benefits of spending time on the water this summer.With an abundance of rivers, lakes and natural springs positioned throughout the ... click to read more

The best U.S. resort towns to visit this summer
(BPT) - Summer is here, which means it's time for an annual vacation for many families. Since most Americans plan to travel within the U.S., Expedia.com has picked the best small towns and coastal cities to inspire your vacation planning. America's historic resort towns, along with thousands of mil... click to read more

Do’s and don’ts for a successful summer road trip
(BPT) - Summer brings to mind the image of a convertible with the top down and an open road. Summer is a time for pumping up the music and hitting the road.As drivers gear up to head out, Hankook Tire outlined do's and don'ts for a smooth road trip.Don't: Leave the roof rack onPopular summer destin... click to read more

7 great road trips for you and your pet
(BPT) - The great American road trip has officially gone to the dogs. In a recent online Google consumer survey, three-in-four travelers said they planned to take a road trip with their pet this summer, and 12% of travelers would rather hit the open road with their dog over family or friends. It ac... click to read more

5 must-haves to pack for a fun holiday weekend
(BPT) - It's finally here! Independence Day weekend! A time to celebrate with friends and family while eating good food, dancing to music and best of all - enjoying the fireworks! You can't wait for the long weekend and all the fun you're going to have as you celebrate together. But what should you... click to read more

Choosing the right tire for every adventure [Infographic]
(BPT) - Does tire performance matter to you? Keep your vehicle at its best and ready for any terrain you travel for work or play with BFGoodrich Tires.... click to read more

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Having Fun in the Sun
(BPT) - Spending time outside is what makes summer so enjoyable. Whether you plan to spend a day at the pool, mill about a music festival or relax at a family barbecue, everyone looks forward to a beautiful, sunny day.Before you head out, don't forget to pack your sunscreen! Leading dermatologists ... click to read more

Summer 2019 travel: How to avoid online scams and cybertheft
(BPT) - The summer vacation season is in full swing and you're looking for the right escape at the right price. You do some online research and suddenly there it is: the vacation of your dreams at a price you can't ignore. However, before booking, it's important to take a moment to make sure you're... click to read more

These 6 summer travel tips will save you money
(BPT) - Whether you're one of the nearly 100 million Americans planning to take a family vacation this year, according to a March 2019 AAA report, or embarking on a solo trip this summer, traveling can take a toll on your wallet. From transportation to accommodations, planning ahead can save you ti... click to read more

Party like it’s 1969: Space Coast celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary
(BPT) - For those of us who were glued to the television during the launch of the legendary Apollo 11 mission that first landed man on the moon, it may be hard to believe that it's been 50 years since mankind's greatest leap.And although 50 years have come and gone, the nostalgia, energy and pride ... click to read more

Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?
(BPT) - Best friends don't always make the best travel companions. At home, it might sound like a good idea to explore the world with your BFF, but if your ideal vacation means lying on the beach and your friend's perfect trip is more like '10 cities in 10 days,' you might want to revisit your plan... click to read more

Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer
(BPT) - No matter what you yearn for when you imagine your dream vacation, you can make it happen in one of the 14 distinct communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You may think you know Myrtle Beach - with 60 miles of beautiful coastline, exciting nightlife and family-friendly attractions - b... click to read more

Tips for the perfect cross-country move
(BPT) - Summer is back and that means Americans are on the move. Whether it's spending some time at the cabin or going to visit relatives, travel always picks up when the weather gets warmer. But with a stable housing market and a strong economy, lots of people are planning more than a weekend outi... click to read more

Whiskers Welcome: Top 10 Cities for Guys with Facial Hair
(BPT) - Wondering where to put down whiskered roots? Look no further than the sixth annual 'Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America' study from men's grooming leader, Wahl. While there's a flurry of follicular support up and down the West Coast, a Midwestern jewel secured the No. 1 spot this ye... click to read more

Pittsburgh: Pull up a chair. You are welcomed here
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Summertime adventure in Arkansas
(BPT) - The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made.An affordable getaway to The Natural State is the perfect excuse to soak up all the fun and sun this time of year offers.Centrally located and naturally beautiful, Arkansas is the ... click to read more

How to prepare for your next road trip
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Tires keep America rolling
(BPT) - Off to work. Heading to the gym. Going to see the latest superhero movie … again. Taking the kids to soccer practice. Road trip! Wherever you're driving to, the last things on your mind when you jump into your car are the tires.Makes sense: To most, tires are nondescript, black a... click to read more

3 reasons to go fishing on your next day trip
(BPT) - When the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to spend a day casting on the water. Whether you're an experienced fisherman, a novice or a family looking for a fun, all-ages activity, fishing is an easy and enjoyable choice.Here are three reasons for you and your family to go fishing for ... click to read more

Tire blowout 101: What to do when your tire fails on the road
(BPT) - As seasons change and temperatures rise, so do the number of tire blowouts around the country. The truth is a blowout can happen anywhere and at any time. Tire failures put drivers in an unexpected, frightening and dangerous situation. And, while it's an experience no motorist wishes to end... click to read more







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