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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 ... Click to read 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... Click to read more


Mountain biking in the Whiteface region [Infographic]
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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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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 ... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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 they th... Click to read 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... Click to read 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... Click to read 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 movie at Ke... Click to read 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 by Disc... Click to read 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 experiences... Click to read 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... Click to read 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. You'll need ... Click to read 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... Click to read more


How to find a hotel that can cater to your technology demands
(BPT) - You arrive at your hotel and pull out your smartphone. After an incredibly long sign-in process, you connect to the Internet. It works fine in the hallway but not in your room, so you go to the business center to check email and print tickets to tonight's show. The center is packed, so you ... Click to read more


Must-do tips to get your vehicle ready for spring
(BPT) - With the sun out and shining for spring, drivers are getting themselves and their cars ready for more outdoor activity. Before setting off on that next adventure, drivers should check the health and maintenance of their vehicle, as April marks the start of National Car Care Month. In light ... Click to read more


Tire tips for those in the fast lane
(BPT) - The weather's finally warming up, the roads are dry and your sports car is beckoning you to hit the road for a fun trip. The question is: Are your tires up to the task?'Tires influence braking, steering, comfort, handling and even fuel efficiency,' says Bob Abram, consumer tires product pla... Click to read more




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