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10 must-read books to inspire travel
(BPT) - A great book is an essential travel companion. But what if you are months from vacation, low on travel budget, or need inspiration for your next trip?The Amazon Books Editors have you covered. They read hundreds of thousands of pages a year in order to curate lists of the best books for all... Click to read more


7 tips to conquer your packing challenges while traveling
(BPT) - Whether it's business travel, family road tripping or a romantic getaway, exploring new places is exciting. You may be counting down the days until you leave, but if there's one thing you dread, it's packing. Deciding what earns a spot in your suitcase is hard enough, let alone figuring out... Click to read more


Outdoor adventures offer out-of-this-world fun on Florida's Space Coast
(BPT) - When winter cold and snow force you indoors, you might dream of getting away to somewhere warm and sunny that offers plenty of energizing fun and a much-needed change in the weather. Planning for your spring and summer vacations is a great way to score some budget-friendly deals. It also he... Click to read more


Tips to avoid distracted driving
(BPT) - The pace of business never seems to stop, and thanks to the convenience of cell phones, many people work on the go, even while they're driving. Yet cell phone use is one of the most common type of distracted driving, and it claims thousands of lives and causes thousands more injuries every ... Click to read more


Titus Mountain:3 interconnected mountains [Infographic]
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The greatest vertical drop in the east [Infographic]
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Top reasons to love Titus Mountain
(BPT) - With 50 trails spread across three mountains, there is a lot to love about Titus Mountain in Malone, New York. To learn more, four bloggers offer an insider's perspective on why it's their top pick when the urge to carve some turns hits.Glenn: Hooked on Titus from the startGlenn Pareira is ... Click to read more


7 steps to secure your home while you're on vacation
(BPT) - Warmer temperatures, budding trees and blooming flowers are all lovely parts of spring, but what you really look forward to is the start of vacation planning season! Deciding where to go and what to see, making arrangements and planning your wardrobe are all exciting aspects of summer vacat... Click to read more


How to plan a successful spring getaway
(BPT) - No matter where you live, spring travel is synonymous with the search for warm weather. While the sunshine may help keep the blues at bay, it takes more than just golden rays to make a trip unforgettable.Whether you're taking a family vacation, a couples escape or a getaway with friends, th... Click to read more


5 reasons ridesharing is on the rise
(BPT) - The rideshare industry has exploded in popularity over the past several years, with companies devoted to making transportation safe, reliable and enjoyable. At the swipe of a finger and tap of a button, you can hail a car through your smartphone. Within minutes, you are picked up at your de... Click to read more


6 ways to save money on your spring road trip
(BPT) - With the thermometer hovering around freezing and snow still on the ground, it may not feel like it now, but spring is fast approaching. It will soon be time to step outside the house, enjoy the warmer weather and take that vacation you’ve been planning for months. Yes, it’s time for a spri... Click to read more


5 family-friendly cities you should visit in 2017
(BPT) - Family vacations are as unique as the families that enjoy them. If your family vacations in 2016 involved returning to the same destinations again and again, 2017 is a great time to take embrace the weekend, step away from the traditional and explore a new city. So grab your family, pack yo... Click to read more


Discover the magic of winter
(BPT) - Were you lucky enough to grow up making snow angels? Did you spend the better part of a day building a snow fort or rolling up a snowman? If you have fond memories of playing in the snow, but for some reason haven’t put on insulated pants or boots in a long time, then it’s time to rediscove... Click to read more


9 life-changing experiences on Western Australia's Coral Coast
  (BPT) - Australia is an amazing country on many peoples bucket lists, with Western Australia offering some of the most extraordinary experiences of all. Will 2017 be the year you finally make this vacation dream come true? With secret beaches, untouched shorelines and an abundance of unique anima... Click to read more


5 smart money-saving travel strategies
(BPT) - As the new year unfolds, now is the time to plan weekend escapes to ensure you have a chance to reset and refresh throughout the year. As Seekenders know, every weekend is a new opportunity for adventure and spontaneity. By planning your weekend getaways early, you’ll set up key points to r... Click to read more


Staying safe on winter roads
(BPT) - For those who live in snow-belt states, winter driving can be especially challenging.Snow (and related weather events, like frost, sleet and freezing rain) can significantly reduce the friction of the road surface, and slippery roads are significantly more dangerous than dry roads. You are ... Click to read more


Onward! 4 ways explorers can enjoy China's ancient capital
(BPT) - If you enjoy exploring new and unique cultures when you travel, you're far from alone. In a 2016 Trip Advisor study, 47 percent of travelers worldwide chose foreign destinations to visit in hopes of being exposed to other cultures and people. Learning the history of ancient cultures can be ... Click to read more


Touch down in Houston for the big game
(BPT) - February is fast approaching, and with it the year's largest football event. Fans will come from across the nation to experience the highly anticipated Sunday football game in Houston, Texas.With mild weather, amazing city views, a walkable cultural district and delectable food, visitors wi... Click to read more


11 Reasons Billings, Montana, Was Named 'America's Best Town'
(BPT) - Whether it's a quick weekend trip or a weeks-long adventure, you want to visit a unique travel destination that's equal parts excitement and relaxation. One location has something for everyone, with countless awards and accolades: Billings, Montana.Known as Montana's Trailhead, Billings per... Click to read more


Get ready for summer and warm up with hot deals at your local boat show
(BPT) - Stop dreaming about summer boating and make it a reality by finding the best deals this winter. Starting in January, boat shows take place across the country. They offer some of the best pricing and incentives of the year - a major draw for the millions of Americans who take to the water ea... Click to read more


Resolutions on the road: Cruising into 2017 with plans for better car care
(BPT) - Every new year brings a flurry of resolutions, and Hankook Tire checked out the road-related improvements Americans resolve to make happen in 2017. Whether you’re looking to save money or are determined to make that cross-country road trip a reality, the Hankook Tire Gauge Index found Ameri... Click to read more


Wintery Wisconsin: 5 vacation destinations that can help you relax
(BPT) - The winter season can be a perfect time for a relaxing, soul-soothing getaway.Studies show people able to completely relax during their vacations remain happy for longer after returning to their regular lives, while other research indicates regular vacations from the routines of daily life ... Click to read more


Before you cruise, embark on a fun-finding mission in your port city
(BPT) - When booking a sea cruise vacation, it may seem like a good idea to schedule your flight to the port of departure for the same morning your ship sets sail.A same-day flight might appear to save you time and money, but travel experts warn this could turn into an expensive mistake. Should air... Click to read more


Tips to 'get a grip' this winter
(BPT) - It's the season for boots and blazers, sweater vests and choker necklaces. Winter is here. But before you step out, make sure your stylish shoes have the best grip while walking up and down that slippery driveway. A slip and fall is a definite fashion faux pas, so here's a trick to avoid on... Click to read more


Top four tips for planning the perfect mom's girlfriend getaway
(BPT) - As much as moms adore their kids, they sometimes look back fondly on those carefree days before the demands of parenthood. Those were the times Mom could grab a few friends and go to a concert, a party or plan a spontaneous weekend getaway. But once that motherly instinct kicks in, it’s har... Click to read more


5 cornerstones of an unforgettable African travel experience
(BPT) - If you love to travel, chances are you have a bucket list filled with once-in-a-lifetime destinations you simply cannot wait to visit, whether you dream of exploring the homeland of your ancestors, cities renowned for their culinary feats, or a place known for its wildlife.If your focus is ... Click to read more


Your moments at the gas pump are about to get more entertaining
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