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  • 4 regions to get your golf drive on

    Do you love sinking a putt in the quiet serenity of nature, or nailing a drive and watching it disappear into a backdrop of towering peaks? How about docking your boat, hopping on a shuttle bus and getting a few rounds in before an evening of lakeside dining? Whether you want to be near the action...

  • Travel tips to help introverts enjoy every journey

    Travel tips to help introverts enjoy every journey

    If you're an introvert, traveling can be a challenge. Being introverted can increase the anxiety you feel when engaging in already-stressful business travel, and undermine your enjoyment of a leisure trip. Being forced to sit next to and even socialize with numerous other people, many of them strangers,...

  • Sometimes a weekend is all it takes (Infographic)

    If you’re looking to add a new ingredient to your relationship or a more personal way to say “I love you,” then it’s time you became a Weekend Escape Artist and surprise your partner with a weekend getaway. If that feels like a talk task, it’s not, as long as you remember the advice from women...

  • Driving 101: Smart tips to ace the road

    Driving 101: Smart tips to ace the road

    The backpacks are full, the car pools are set, and the homework is piling up as we continue to transition away from summer and back-to-school. Whether you are walking your child to the bus stop, dragging your teen out of bed or dropping your child off at school, the morning routines for millions...

  • Planning a Florida vacation? Discover this gem off the beaten path

    Planning a Florida vacation? Discover this gem off the beaten path

    This year, you'll be traveling to Florida for a theme park experience of a lifetime — and your family can hardly contain their excitement. While thrill rides and fun games make up the majority of your itinerary right now, it's a good idea to research other attractions in the area you can add to...

  • Kick-start your planning with the 4th Annual Baltimore Family Reunion Expo

    Family roots are what provide the foundation for our strongest ties, ties so strong that scientists discovered that the experiences of our ancestors shape our DNA, even generations later. Family is the source of everything; it's where our individual stories begin.  A family reunion provides a powerful...

  • 5 fascinating fishing facts

    The Lake Champlain region is host to numerous ponds, rivers, and of course, the big lake itself. Knowledgable anglers know that all these bodies of water offer terrific fishing opportunities, but here are five Lake Champlain Region fishing facts for the rest of us. 1. There's a fish hatchery that...

  • Fabulous food finds puts Pittsburgh on every traveler's 'must visit' list

    Fabulous food finds puts Pittsburgh on every traveler's 'must visit' list

    While the french fry and coleslaw-garnished Primanti Bros. sandwich and pierogies are traditional culinary staples of Pittsburgh, the food scene in this city of three rivers has exploded, much like the city itself. Long known as the Steel City, Pittsburgh is now more closely associated with robotics,...

  • From the mountains to the seashore, explore the Lone Star State's nationally recognized sites

    From the mountains to the seashore, explore the Lone Star State's nationally recognized sites

    History buffs, beach bums and backpackers know that Texas has more than a few options to choose from when it comes to enjoying their hobbies, but did you know that the state is also home to national parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the longest section of undeveloped barrier island in the...

  • Tips for last-minute family travel

    Tips for last-minute family travel

    Everything takes more time with young children in tow. When even a simple grocery store trip takes strategic planning, most parents forget about organizing a weekend getaway, especially if it's spontaneous. The truth is, small kids can be amazing travel companions with a little forethought. Use...

  • 10 packing hacks to streamline your move

    10 packing hacks to streamline your move

    Moving brings a mix of emotions. Excitement about living in a new home is paired with angst and anxiety about the actual moving process. The most dreaded task is the one that takes the most time: packing. The boxes, the bubble wrap, the labels — oh my! Packing can be chaotic and overwhelming. Fortunately...

  • From cliff jumping to paddleboarding: What it's like to spend a weekend in Maine

    From cliff jumping to paddleboarding: What it's like to spend a weekend in Maine

    The power of nature is undeniable — all it takes is a few moments outdoors to feel refreshed and have your spirits lifted. So why limit yourself to short bursts of warm sunlight? With the wide-ranging landscapes that make up this country, there's no shortage of unique experiences waiting to be...

  • Foot care tips to keep vacationers on the go

    Foot care tips to keep vacationers on the go

    Clothing, passport, toiletries, accessories — when you travel you have a lot of important items to fit into your suitcase. But two of the most essential ingredients in an enjoyable vacation don't go in your luggage: your own feet. Whether you're walking on a sandy beach or strolling through a bustling...

  • The aircraft tire: Celebrating the unsung hero of aviation (Infographic)

    Every day we rely on air transportation, but you can't get off the ground without quality tires. During National Aviation Week, don't forget to celebrate the unsung hero of aviation — the aircraft tire  

  • A foodie's guide to finding the best restaurants

    A foodie's guide to finding the best restaurants

    This is the golden age of food. Diners are passionate about quality, freshness and experience. And like a performer feeding off an enthralled audience, chefs are putting more energy and dazzle into the restaurant experience. This is great news for travelers. No longer are you limited to bland roadside...

  • 5 tips to surprise your significant other with a weekend getaway

    Whether it's driving up the Pacific coast, touring Civil War battlefields or spending a week in New York City, everyone has their list of dream vacations. While it's easy to get caught up in dreaming about these big trips, we often forget that every weekend brings an opportunity to get away, relax...

  • 5 maneras de mantener la piel bella y saludable este verano

    5 maneras de mantener la piel bella y saludable este verano

    Es hora de disfrutar los placeres del verano: vacaciones, descanso junto a la piscina, la playa o en la montaña, comidas al aire libre con paisajes de ensueño... Pero, si bien estar al aire libre nos ayuda a relajarnos y desconectar, también puede suponer un riesgo importante para la piel. Según...

  • Save money, cut stress with savvy small-business travel tips

    Save money, cut stress with savvy small-business travel tips

    If you work for a small business, you're in good company. There are 28 million small businesses in the United States that provide 55 percent of all jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Travel is a necessary part of growing a small business. In fact, two out of three small-business...

  • 5 reasons to bring your pet on a Gainesville vacation

    5 reasons to bring your pet on a Gainesville vacation

    Your bags are packed and the car is ready to go; it’s time for a much needed vacation. But do you have the most important co-pilot of all? As a pet lover, your dog is a cherished member of the family and vacation wouldn’t be the same without your best friend along for the ride. But taking your dog...

  • Role reversal: Why dads should take the travel planning lead (Infographic)

    - Don't let work and other obligations get in the way of family fun. No matter what time of year it is, dads can take the lead when it comes to travel planning. Whether it's a national park, a sporting event or an amusement park, see how dads are hitting the road with their kids.

  • The smart traveler's guide to affordable autumn travel

    The smart traveler's guide to affordable autumn travel

    Are you in need of a vacation but would rather skip the cost and the crowds during the busy travel months? You're in luck; fall is considered the shoulder season at destinations across the country, which means you can relax and enjoy America's beauty without breaking the bank. Shoulder seasons are...

  • Crave a fun, illuminating vacation? Visit a lighthouse!

    Crave a fun, illuminating vacation? Visit a lighthouse!

    Long before global positioning devices made it possible for ships of all sizes to independently sail with confidence anywhere in the world, lighthouses and lighthouse keepers protected the safety of seafarers. Today, ships use other methods for navigation, but lighthouses remain an important part...

  • 5 ways to save on summer fun

    5 ways to save on summer fun

    Summer is a time to get out and enjoy yourself, and you can find plenty of ways to have fun without breaking the bank. Follow these five tips for straight summer savings: 1. Skip the movie theater. Summer is a blockbuster movie season, but if you’re saving for vacation those first-run films may...

  • Top reasons why Toronto is the ultimate stopover city this summer

    Top reasons why Toronto is the ultimate stopover city this summer

    Picture yourself in a small café, sipping coffee with patrons cheering in Portuguese as a Brazilian soccer game plays on the television. Blocks away you stop by an Italian butcher shop for some prosciutto. As you walk you see more unique stores and hear people speaking over 20 different languages,...

  • From sea-to-table: 5 must have lobster dishes in Maine

    You've heard of the "farm-to-table" movement, but what about sea-to-table? In the same way that farms sustain agricultural communities, the sea-to-table movement is the foundation of coastal communities everywhere. In Maine, lobster is a way of life. You can't get far in this state without hearing...

  • Tips for navigating the sharing economy

    Thousands of people stayed in rooms and houses last night that belong to strangers. More hopped into cars with people they'd never met and accepted a ride to a restaurant or to their home. A young woman rented a designer dress she saw listed online. These are a few examples of the sharing economy...

  • Why an RV may be the ticket to your dream vacation (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Too often, a family trip can leave you more stressed out than relaxed, especially when you have kids in tow. But when you travel in an RV, it's like having a second home on wheels. Learn why an RV vacation may be the best bet for your family...

  • 48 hours to discover Tupper Lake (Infographic)

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  • 4 unforeseen ways Brexit could affect you

    By now, we've all heard about Brexit — the term used to describe Britain's exit from the European Union — and a serious decision that will play a crucial role in the overall health of the global economy for months and possibly years to come. On the flip side, there are some immediate affects that...

  • 10 must-see sites in Acadia National Park

    Whether you’re interested in hiking up mountains or just hanging out at the beach, Acadia National Park’s attractions are all about appreciating the great outdoors. As one of the premier destinations in the state of Maine, the park has everything from beautiful views to adventurous activities....

  • Summer travel: 3 common credit card myths busted

    As temperatures rise, so do the number of Americans planning to get away. In fact, three-fourths of consumers plan to pack their bags this summer and head out on vacation, according to recent surveys. If you are like most, you plan to fund at least a portion of your summer travel on a credit card....

  • Enjoy your travels with this effective, drug-free remedy for motion sickness

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Don't let your travels be spoiled by motion sickness. Easily alleviate nausea and vomiting with Sea-Bands, a drug-free remedy that's perfect for adults, children and pregnant women. Watch this video for more information and visit sea-band.com...

  • Drive away distractions to protect teens behind the wheel

    Today's teens face more distractions than any generation before. Many don't recall a time when they were not continuously connected to their friends. Cell phones — which might have been provided as a safety precaution in case Mom or Dad was running late picking them up from school — are now the...

  • 5 reasons to visit the African American Festival in Baltimore this summer

    You feel the beat pulsing through your body and the crowd's energy encouraging you to move with the music — you haven't felt this alive in years. The thrill of listening to live music at a festival, surrounded by hundreds of people coming together for the day, is an experience many never forget....

  • 5 Steps to Mastering the Art of the Road Trip

    Summer is synonymous with beaches, family barbecues and vacation adventures, making it one of the busiest travel seasons of the year. As Americans gear up to the hit the road, it's important that all drivers have their summer road trip checklist in place. In order to help drivers this summer, here...

  • Traveling on a budget: 5 ways to save money on vacation

    When the daily grind starts to wear you out, nothing rejuvenates quite like a vacation. Whether it's a long weekend across the country or two weeks spent abroad, a trip offers the chance to escape routine, try new experiences and come alive once more. Of course, planning a vacation takes time,...

  • 5 reasons to tee off in Malone

    We can give you countless reasons to book your next golf vacation in Malone, New York, but no one wants to read an endless list. Instead, we've sliced off our five favorite reasons to tee off here.1. There are five courses, 90 holes and four locations. Those numbers give you plenty of options. After...

  • Why bedbugs are winning at our favorite hotels

    The summer travel season is upon us, offering an opportunity for families across the U.S. to reconnect. The goal is simple — to make memories that last a lifetime. For example, the Smith family is in vacation-planning mode. Mrs. Smith typically takes the lead with dreams and aspirations of planning...

  • 6 ingredients for an unforgettable vacation

    There are big skies, big rivers and of course those big mountains. The sheer size of the western frontier has attracted explorers and families for hundreds of years. While the days of covered wagons and cattle drives have passed, there's still more than a lifetime of adventure to be found in the...

  • Top tips to make the most of your family's outdoor plans this summer

    With winter in the rearview and warm weather finally here, millions of Americans have come out of hibernation and are looking to breathe in the fresh summer air. This year marks the centennial celebration of America’s National Parks and according to AAA, gas prices are at their lowest in 12 years,...

  • Travel tips for 3-day weekends

    The arrival of warm weather signals the season of three-day weekends and more people are using that time to travel. Whether it’s three glorious days off due to a holiday, summer office hours or simply cashing in on precious PTO time, weekend warriors are taking advantage. This weekend travel trend...

  • Looking for adventure? Take a Mississippi music road trip

    Full of natural beauty and historic landmarks, Mississippi is a destination that attracts many travelers. But did you know the state is also home to a strong music legacy? Known as the Birthplace of America's Music, Mississippi paved the path for modern music with its seminal contributions to blues,...

  • 10 Mississippi music destinations for your bucket list

    Full of natural beauty and historic landmarks, Mississippi is a destination that attracts many travelers. But did you know the state is also home to a strong music legacy? Known as the Birthplace of America's Music, Mississippi paved the path for modern music with its seminal contributions to blues,...

  • The Great Adirondak Garage Sale (Infographic)

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  • 3 ways to celebrate the healing power of comedy in Jamestown, NY

    You begin Monday in your usual morning mood — grumpy. The day quickly turns around, however, after hearing a few funny stories from coworkers. Suddenly you find yourself laughing and enjoying the morning. Your outlook is positive and your spirits have been lifted, and all it took was one hilarious...

  • Gas station myth or fact: What you need to know when you refuel

    On any given day, some 40 million Americans stop at gas stations to fill their tanks. For many, it's a weekly routine, one they don't spend much time analyzing, but are there things you think you know about your fill-up that just aren't true? Andrea Kaufman considers herself a fairly conscientious...

  • Land, sea or air: 3 ways to plan your North West Australian adventure

    Rugged gorges, epic waterways and beautiful ocean views: this could only be describing the bewildering terrain of Western Australia. But if you're really looking for the best sightseeing and activities, head north to the Kimberley, the gem of North West Australia. Famously known as being "the last...

  • Discover these 4 transformative vacations

    With the busy travel season upon us, people comb through travel websites and brochures looking to find their ideal vacation destination. Some search for stunning examples of wilderness found only in America; others seek a cultural experience, a chance to taste new foods, visit historic sights and...

  • Spring into summer in the Lone Star State

    When it comes to spring and summer vacations, Texas is full of possibilities, boasting more than 600 miles of coastline, scenic mountain ranges, historic sites and more. With activities like dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, bird watching and hiking, visitors will never be bored. For a Gulf Coast...

  • Score more summer sun and fun in New Jersey

    Nothing says summer like a sandy beach and a sunny boardwalk. Relive your childhood memories or create new traditions with the quintessential Jersey Shore vacation. Offering a range of family-friendly activities, seasonal events and attractions, this popular summer destination is gearing up for...

  • 10 smart security steps for seniors

    From identity theft to home burglary, it's an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. By taking simple security measures while at home and out traveling, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood you or a loved one is victimized. Always lock doors: Whether you're...

  • Serendipity, super powers and staying connected: Commuting secrets revealed (Infographic)

    Early morning commutes can range from relaxing to rushed as Americans head to their daily destinations. Chase Freedom surveyed commuters in major U.S. cities to learn what makes their commuting experiences unique, and how they find the fun in that daily travel. Check out this map of commuting "claims...

  • Boating made easy: 5 ways to rest, relax and recharge on the water

    Feeling stressed? Adding water to your summer plans may be one of the best remedies. More than four in five Americans say being around water relaxes them, and 72 percent feel healthier after spending time on the water, according to a 2015 Discover Boating survey by Wakefield Research. With Americans...

  • The gal's guide to an unforgettable girlfriends' getaway

    Looking to satisfy your wanderlust? There are no better travel partners than your girlfriends. From Mayo Clinic to Harvard University, research shows friendships improve health, happiness and longevity, so it is time to seize the day, or in this case, the weekend. Whether you want to reconnect...

  • Here comes the rain: Expert tips for wet weather driving

    When it comes to driving in the rain, windshield wipers, headlights and brakes will only get you so far. More than 1 million car crashes occur each year as a result of weather conditions, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Most of them have to do with wet roadways, and many of them...

  • Relax and engage: 4 ways to learn on vacation

    With busy schedules and jam packed to-do lists, people often view vacations as a time to simply lounge by the beach and soak up the sun. And while that may sound like paradise, when was the last time you truly pursued a passion, goal or curiosity? Vacation is a great time to take your goals and...

  • 5 simple security steps for spring travel

       Day dreaming of satisfying your wanderlust? You're in good company. A whopping 70 percent of travelers want to visit a new vacation destination, notes TripAdvisor. Right now is a great time to start planning spring travel, however, it's also prime time for criminals to target tourists. That's...

  • Tire tips for parents on the go

    A growing number of children are not content to keep all their efforts inside the classroom or play video games. They seek out different outlets like sports — especially soccer, which makes the largest youth sports organization in America — in order to learn, socialize and have fun. According to...

  • 5 golden rules of planning a group destination wedding

    Soft sand warms the soles of your feet and the smell of sweet flowers fill the air. The salty mist of the ocean kisses your cheeks while the laughter of friends and family brings joy to the heart. This isn't just an amazing vacation for your loved ones, it's your wedding day. Images like this are...

  • Taking responsibility on winter roads

    You can find a large number of alarming videos on the Internet showing cars crashing on snowy roads. We can see from these videos that driving too fast on snow or ice covered roads is risky and leaves you vulnerable to crashes. However, it's not just fast driving that causes accidents, but also...

  • Five hacks to travel smart with your smartphone

    Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or with your entire extended family, there’s one thing you likely won’t forget to bring on your trip: your smartphone or tablet. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, according to the Pew Research Center, and almost half own a tablet....

  • New year, new boat: Why winter is one of the best times to buy a boat

    Post-holiday sales aren’t the only deals to be found this winter. Winter boat shows offer some of the best pricing and incentives of the year — a major draw for the estimated 87 million Americans who take to the water each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. For those...

  • Drive safer at any age using the top vehicle technologies

    New technologies are responsible for many of the advances, comforts and conveniences of modern life, from the smartphone to wearable items such as “smart” wristwatches and eyeglasses. That’s no different in the car, where new technology is helping people drive more safely. While cars today may not...

  • Salt is key to winter driving safety (Infographic)

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  • Road rules: Sharing America's best advice for drivers (Infographic)

    Car crashes remain the No. 1 killer of teens, with 2,614 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To help address the issue, Michelin launched its #SharingSafety initiative, crowdsourcing and sharing advice...

  • Vacationing abroad this winter? Don't let hepatitis A ruin your fun

    Did you know that hepatitis A infections are on the rise in the United States? Almost half of new infections are among Americans traveling abroad after eating contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A is common in many parts of the world, including in popular tourist destinations in Central and South...

  • 5 ways to ease winter travel woes

    Whether you’re going back home, traveling to a new and interesting destination or simply escaping the weather, winter trips can be stressful. If you’re not prepared, traveling in the winter months can cause headaches, with the potential for weather-related delays and crowded roads. The holiday...

  • Top travel trend for 2016: Dude ranches

    Planning a trip for 2016? While the beach is warm and a cruise ship is lovely, you’ve done those trips before. This year you want something unique that will create lasting memories and bring you closer to your family. “More people are visiting dude ranches due to the desire to do something out of...

  • Traveling for the holidays? Beware these 5 bed bug hotspots

    Will you be heading to Grandma’s house this holiday season? Or taking a long-awaited vacation in a tropical location? Whether you’re driving over the river and through the woods or flying to a luxury hotel in a premier resort, it pays to take steps to ensure you don’t come home with some unwelcome...

  • Is warming your engine a winter must? 5 tips for better cold-weather car care

    Warming up his car for a few minutes before heading to work is a winter morning routine for Steve Bailey. “I hate getting into a cold car, so letting it warm up for five minutes is as important for me as for the vehicle,” says Bailey, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “My car is parked outside...

  • A New Year's resolution you can stick to

    It’s time again when millions faithfully pledge to better themselves by making numerous New Year’s resolutions. Some estimates report more than 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only about 8 percent achieve their goals. Happy New Year, indeed. The typical list of New Year’s...

  • 4 smart ways to avoid unhealthy eating while traveling

    No one wants to come home from vacation packing extra pounds in addition to great souvenirs and fond memories. Yet even the most dedicated, healthy eater can find it difficult to maintain good dietary habits while traveling. New surroundings, new cuisines, a need for convenience and all that appetite-building...

  • Wonderful water: How hydrotherapy can improve your health

    If you’ve promised yourself you’ll become a new, healthier you in the New Year, good for you! You’ll probably work to improve your eating habits, exercise more and reduce stress. You might also consider a time-honored, effective tactic that’s resurfaced among health-minded Americans — hydrotherapy....

  • New technology makes winter driving safer

    Wherever you are in the United States, winter is coming, and for some parts of the country it’s already here. That brings festivities, good cheer, and in at least 70 percent of the country, snow and ice on the roads. While you may think those big, old plow trucks look like something vaguely Jurassic...

  • 5 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime during holiday travel

    The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is among the busiest travel times of the year. In 2014, more than 98 million traveled over the holiday period, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. These busy, unassuming travelers could be a hacker’s ideal target, as more than half...

  • 4 festivals you can't miss in Suzhou, China

    True adventure seekers do not just look to sit on the beach during their next expedition. They aim to fully immerse themselves into a brand new and fascinating culture. If this resonates with your thought process, it’s time to pick your next exciting destination. While you’re likely constantly...

  • 9 ways to travel smart during the holidays

       The holiday season is quickly approaching, and is notoriously one of the most heavily traveled seasons. From planning to packing and getting to your final destination, these nine smart tips will help you enjoy the journey wherever the holiday season takes you. Alleviate data fees An easy way to...

  • Mancations in the Lone Star State

    Football games, tailgating, barbecue and the onset of cooler temperatures make Texas the perfect destination for any fall guys getaway. Check out the top five reasons to plan your next “mancation” to the Lone Star State. 1. Miles and Miles of Barbecue The highlight of every vacation is great food,...

  • Ecuador through an artist's eye: International artists share their most inspirational Ecuador experiences

    Mention South America, and most travelers envision the mysterious Amazon, the majestic Andes, the unmatched Galapagos Islands and the magnificent Pacific beaches. What many don’t know is you can enjoy these experiences and more, conveniently packaged in a country roughly the size of Colorado —...

  • Car talk: Americans and their car conversations

    Americans like company when they're driving, as long as the talk isn't centered on thorny topics. However, family talk — especially talk surrounding black sheep family members — is a favorite conversation topic. These were the recent findings in the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index. The Gauge asked...

  • Florida vacation ideas to make everyone happy

    In one of the world’s great ironies, planning a vacation can be one of the most stressful and vacation-demanding activities you can take on — especially if you have kids. With everyone clamoring to do something different, finding the perfect spot can feel impossible. The simple solution? Choose...

  • New seekender trend helps consumers pack dream travel into just one weekend

    Americans don’t take enough time off: that’s the consensus of multiple studies on vacation time and how Americans use it – or don’t use it. Unused vacation days cost American workers more than $52 billion a year and have left companies on the hook for $224 billion of accumulated vacation time,...

  • Find fabulous fall foliage in a whole new way this year

    For families that like to travel and experience the beauty of nature, this is the perfect time of year. Cooler temperatures and vivid fall colors make for memorable and amazing sight-seeing opportunities. Most regions of the country have an area known for providing a vivid display of fall colors,...

  • Travel of the future: Bold predictions by the year 2030 [Infographic]

    Picture the last extended trip you took. You probably hitched a ride to the airport, checked in at a kiosk using your hard copy ID, and when you arrived at your destination you may have checked out the hotel fitness room. Now picture how that trip will look in the year 2030. A new survey from Marriott...

  • 4 reasons traveling to Suzhou China is the trip of a lifetime

    Travelers looking to take one more trip this year understand that now’s the time to pick a destination. It’s time to go somewhere unique, somewhere unseen, somewhere a world away where the people, the experiences and the memories gained will last a lifetime.  Suzhou, located in southeastern China,...

  • Voluntourism 101: How to travel and make a difference

    Have you ever wondered if there’s more to a vacation than amusement parks and beachside sunsets? Do you dream of immersing yourself in a culture, all while impacting the people as much as they impact you? If so, volunteering while vacationing — also known as voluntourism — is for you. What is voluntourism?...

  • Traveling after summer season: Tips for the family

    Traveling families never stop thinking about their next adventure. Since summer is over, now is the perfect time to take advantage of lower prices and visit relatives you don’t see often. Make your trip as enjoyable as possible with these five tips to stay safe and enjoy your trip to the fullest....

  • From auto aromatherapy to planning ahead: 7 tips for a calmer commute

    The majority of Americans drive to work — 86 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau —and it’s probably safe to say that all of them have been irritated by the commute at some point. Heavy volume, clogged roads, construction delays, bad weather and inconsiderate fellow commuters — driving...

  • Technology must haves before you travel

    Good news, there’s still time for one more trip before winter sets in again but you need to start planning now. Preparing for and enjoying a trip has never been easier thanks to advancements in the latest technology so before you grab your bag and go, make sure you’ve added each of these tech items....

  • 5 essentials for your best summer yet

    There’s no better way to savor the last few days of warm weather than with a fun trip. As you prepare for family vacations before kids head back to school, it’s important to make sure you have the proper essentials to ensure a hassle free trip. As you throw those last few items in your bag to-go,...

  • Top five reasons to visit the Rock Hall [Infographic]

    As the world's only museum devoted to rock and roll, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum chronicles the history of the primary cultural movement of our time. Featuring millions of items that span every decade of rock and roll history, the museum is the only place on earth you’ll be able to...

  • Drink up; the world's largest glass of ice tea is created in Summerville, South Carolina

    The world’s largest ball of twine is in Darwin, Minnesota. The world’s largest bicyclist is in Sparta, Wisconsin. And now the home of the world’s largest glass of ice tea is officially Summerville, South Carolina, fittingly the birthplace of sweet tea. The world-record setting glass was poured during...

  • Missed out on summer vacation? There's still time to relax and unwind this fall

    Summer is supposed to be the season for vacation and relaxation, but if you were too busy to take time off, you’re not alone. More than 40 percent of Americans didn’t use their paid time off (PTO) in 2014, according to Project: Time Off, a study by the U.S. Travel Association. But it’s not too...

  • 5 smart summer travel tips to savor every second of your vacation

    Summer getaways are supposed to be fun, relaxing and filled with memorable experiences. But it’s all too easy for stress and hassle to get in the way of your good times. Banish the road-trip blues with these five easy travel tips and maximize your fun, sun, and relaxation this summer. 1. Search...

  • Fire safety tips to help protect your home during summer travel

    Fire prevention tips often focus on reducing the risks of a fire occurring when you’re home; after all, everyone wants to protect their family. Home fires also cause significant property damage – $11.7 billion in 2011, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) – and greater damage can occur...

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