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November 21, 2017

There's snow place like Lake Placid [Infographic]
(BPT) - Let’s talk snow! Lake Placid specializes in outdoor adventure all year, but this two-time Olympic host really shines when the snow flies. When you’re here you can ice skate, snowshoe or fat tire bike across Mirror Lake without leaving downtown. If you’d rather ride than gl... More >>


Clear winter roads keep us safe and the economy humming
(BPT) - Across the U.S., more than 70 percent of the population lives in areas affected by snow and ice. Each winter the average driver in these areas will see more than 5 inches of snow on the roads. And when the snow is falling there are few things more comforting than the sight of snowplows and ... More >>


Coffee tourism in El Salvador jolts interest of worldly travelers
(BPT) - Americans' love for coffee is inspiring them to embark on java journeys around the world, leading them to stunning locations like El Salvador where coffee is an important part of daily life. In fact, coffee farming has fueled the economy in El Salvador and defined its rich culture for more ... 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 >>


Don't let asthma ruin the holidays
(BPT) - With colder months arriving, there are a few things on everybody’s minds: festive treats, gift shopping and of course, time spent with family and friends. As many people look forward to the holiday season, asthma sufferers need to be aware and prepared for all the triggers this time o... More >>


9 Reasons: Winter + Lake Placid = Perfect
(BPT) - 1. Snow globe lifeIf you've ever taken a moment to imagine what it's like to live in a snow globe, Lake Placid is about as perfect an answer as you'll find. From quaint storefronts and friendly neighbors, to celebrations of all things winter and, of course, plenty of snow to play in, we can... More >>


From cultural offerings to the spectacular skyline, here are 9 reasons to visit Pittsburgh
(BPT) - See for yourself why everyone — from visitors to media — is raving about Pittsburgh. From the abundance of cultural offerings to the spectacular skyline, here are nine reasons to visit Pittsburgh1. City with an entrance:When a writer from The New York Times said Pittsburgh was &... More >>


Winter Winners: Adirondack Playdates
(BPT) - Why do we love Lake Placid?The Adirondacks' Lake Placid Region is the perfect choice whether you're planning a family vacation, romantic getaway or visit with friends.Aside from the myriad outdoor activities, there are mom and pop shops to browse, Olympic venues to tour, high-end spas to in... More >>


6 tips to help keep your drive distraction-free
(BPT) - As you drive down the street, the threat of potential distractions is everywhere. Federal research shows that distracted driving is a factor in one out of every six crashes, and accounts for 5,000 automobile crash-related fatalities each year.While teens are commonly associated with distrac... More >>


What's the deal with teen driving crashes?
(BPT) - It’s no surprise that teen drivers get into more traffic collisions than their older counterparts, but why? Some reasons include less driving experience, a higher willingness to take risks and passenger distraction. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports th... More >>


5 tips for planning memorable holiday travel
(BPT) - The holiday season can be the perfect time to travel. With school and work days off, it's a special way to reconnect with family and friends as you get to bask in that cheerful holiday spirit.Planning a holiday-themed trip is easier than you think, if you keep a few tips in mind. Follow the... More >>


6 ways to save on your next cruise vacation
(BPT) - The waves breaking below you, the ocean breeze blowing through your hair, the excitement of a destination yet unexplored and a voyage of the finest comforts — does it get any better than a cruise?According to Cruise Lines International Association, cruises enjoy the highest satisfacti... More >>


The Caribbean is open for cruise vacations
(BPT) - Contrary to what some may think, the hurricanes in September had little to no impact on the vast majority of the Caribbean — a far-reaching region covering more than 1 million square miles.In fact, of the nearly 100 ports in the Caribbean, almost 90 percent are open and fully operatio... More >>


5 savvy strategies to calm your travel worries
(BPT) - Traveling can make for some of the best moments of your life, but it is not without its challenges. After all, there are rooms to book, activities to plan and, of course, luggage to worry about. Without the right strategies, these challenges can seem pretty daunting.How daunting? A survey f... More >>


Holiday havoc? Consider it handled
(BPT) - The holiday season is full of magic and wonder - until your flight gets cancelled, your budget is blown and you fall ill at the worst possible time. Fortunately, staying merry despite common holiday conundrums is easier than you think with the right attitude and a few simple steps.Here are ... More >>


Visit Billings on the trail to a distinctive 'brewcation' [Infographic]
With six breweries, two distilleries and a cider house all within walking distance, Billings offers flavorful fun. The city, known as Montana's Trailhead, offers modern conveniences near authentic frontier experiences as well as natural wonders. Learn more about the city's walkable brewery district... More >>


5 ways your hotel can help you live a healthy lifestyle while traveling
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5 preparation tips to make any cruise smooth sailing
(BPT) - When it comes to a dream cruise, everyone has their own idea of the ideal vacation. The beautiful ocean waves breaking against the bow beneath you, the warm breeze blowing against your hair and the lure of new, unexplored destinations off in the distance. If you’re lucky, maybe your d... More >>


Must-see Pittsburgh: In city experiencing change, visual arts remain vibrant
(BPT) - As more Americans choose to invest in experiences, fall and winter getaways take priority spots on desk planners. Many will visit Pittsburgh, to explore its evolution as a rust belt city that has polished its grit.This once smoky steel-making capital of America turned incubator for new tech... More >>


Lake Placid: More than just mountains [Infographic]
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Road salt means safe roads
(BPT) - State and municipal departments of transportation are gearing up their winter maintenance plans to prepare for snow and ice. In addition to plows, road salt is an important tool to keep roads clear. Every year these agencies stockpile sufficient salt to last the winter season and store it i... More >>


Riding is the new driving: How to make the most of your ride
(BPT) - New to ridesharing? So are most people, both drivers and passengers alike. Ridesharing matches you with a nearby driver who will pick you up and take you where you need to go. Calling a ride is as easy as opening up a ridesharing app and tapping a button; a driver will then arrive within mi... More >>


6 simple steps to avoid distracted driving
(BPT) - Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk.More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve phone use, bo... More >>


Back-to-school lessons for drivers
(BPT) - With Americans around the country adjusting their daily commutes and driving habits to accommodate back-to-school schedules, it is a great time to brush up on Driving 101. Take the stress out of back-to-school travel by practicing these safe driving tips.Steer away from old habitsEven somet... More >>


Find inspiration along El Salvador's artisan trail
(BPT) - While many would welcome an escape to paradise to delay the onset of winter, there are those of us who crave a getaway that takes things a step beyond the usual basking, rest and relaxation.In fact, 35 percent of respondents to a 2016 survey by market research company Gfk said they prefer v... More >>


How Americans use public transportation in their everyday lives [Infographic]
(BPT) - Public transit is the backbone of a multimodal lifestyle. People use it to go to and from work, and a growing number are taking it to go shopping and for leisure activities. Here is a look at how public transportation is “Keeping America On Track." SaveSaveSave... More >>


Traveling soon? Tips to stay sharp and avoid fraud
(BPT) - If your suitcase is full, don’t worry — protecting yourself from fraud doesn’t mean more packing.But it does mean you should prepare for the challenge of keeping your personal info safe. According to an Experian(R) survey, 20 percent of respondents had sensitive informatio... More >>


Suite rescue: 6 kid-friendly craft ideas to fill rainy vacation days
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5 ways to explore the 'final frontier' on Florida's Space Coast
(BPT) - When it comes to outer space, there is much to wonder over and dream about. Where else are there such colossal challenges paired with the infinite possibilities of discovery? For stargazers, dreamers and those who believe anything is possible, Florida has the perfect vacation spot for exper... More >>


5 smart solutions when flying gets frustrating
(BPT) - Decades ago, taking a flight was truly a privilege. People looked forward to comfy seats, cold drinks and friendly service.Today? Not so much. With cramped seating and impossibly long security lines, flying is the unpleasant grunt work of travel — something you endure to make it to th... More >>


Do vacations cause you stress? Try these tips
(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 crowded airports, making transportation arrange... 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 >>


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 >>


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 >>



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