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January 17, 2018

Improving visibility on the road this winter
(BPT) - As winter progresses, we are likely to see more visibility-reducing weather. Heavy rain, frost, ice and snow can all impair visibility while driving, including reducing the performance of windshield wipers.Reduced visibility can quickly turn your drive into a stressful situation, especially... click to read more

Tips to save money and energy this winter
(BPT) - Winter is a time of year when expenses can soar, especially your utility bills. Thankfully, Chip Wade, HGTV expert, has some advice on how you can save energy, and ultimately money, this year:* Lighting: LED bulbs are 90 percent more efficient than incandescent light bulbs.* Prevent heat lo... click to read more

New year deals: Why winter is the perfect time to buy a boat
(BPT) - Winter may be frigid for many, but it's an ideal time to plan for warmer days ahead and make dreams of owning a boat a reality. Beginning in January, boat shows across the country offer some of the hottest post-holiday deals around, with special pricing and incentives on new boat models and... click to read more

Staying safe on the mountain this winter
(BPT) - You can feel it in the air: The ski and snowboard season has arrived, and some areas in the U.S. are already open for business. As snow sports continue to gain popularity, millions of people will be hitting the slopes this winter. During the 2016-17 ski season, the National Ski Areas Associ... click to read more

5 cold-weather hacks for winter driving
(BPT) - As drivers bundle up to take on Old Man Winter this season, having a few tricks up your sleeve can be a big help in keeping your cool on the road. Here are five hacks for battling the elements and staying safe on the roads.Got stuck? Snow problem! Hazardous winter weather requires that driv... click to read more

5 ways to capture the perfect family photo during your holiday travels
(BPT) - The holiday season is the time to travel, and while memories last forever, there's nothing like having the perfect picture to bring you back to the happy moments - but how do you get the right shot?Check out some family-friendly tips for taking candid photos, so you can capture your special... click to read more

Hitting the road? Stay connected on the go
(BPT) - Traveling but worried about being disconnected? Don't worry, you aren't alone. In fact, plenty of other road warriors are making sure their devices are packed and ready to go so they won't miss a beat.Intel(R) recently conducted a survey with YouGov to learn more about the tips and tricks c... click to read more

Drivers' re-education on flat-tire fixing
(BPT) - The hardships of navigating winter roads aren't made any easier when facing a flat tire. In fact, for many Americans, fixing a flat remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don't know how to change a flat tire. This is compounded by research sayin... click to read more

The time is right to seek new income opportunities
(BPT) - Whether you plan to watch the ball drop in Times Square this New Year's Eve or be in bed by 10 p.m., one thing is certain: a new year is coming, and with it comes a chance for change. It's a time to reflect on what works best for you and reset your course for the coming year. Research shows... click to read more

Bring the family back together in the RV experience [Video]
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5 strategies for protecting your valuables
(BPT) - Home is your sanctuary, your castle, the place where you feel the most secure and protected. It is natural to feel this way. So, it is not surprising that you store your prized possessions and valuables at home as well. But is that the best choice for all your valuables?The recent wildfires... click to read more

Need a vacation where it's warm? How about a quick weekend escape to this sunny coastal getaway?
(BPT) - Step outside. Is it cold, windy and gray? Snowy even? Yep, those are sure signs winter is upon us. The bright leaves of autumn have faded, the pumpkin-flavored beverages are starting to wane, and the kids already are developing a serious case of cabin fever. But there's a remedy for all thi... click to read more

The hidden dangers of oversharing on social media
(BPT) - Locking doors and windows and leaving a light on used to deter criminals from breaking into homes when you were away on vacation, but our obsession with sharing photos and experiences in real time on social media has created a whole new security risk for travelers. According to Mercury Insu... click to read more

The first rule of the road: Focus on driving
(BPT) - Have you noticed that traffic seems to be worse lately? There's a good reason for that - there are more vehicles on the road than at any time in recent history. Unemployment is low and gas is affordable, which means more people are driving more miles. And more drivers means an increased ris... click to read more

5 reasons to plan a snowcation this year
(BPT) - As the mercury in the thermometer drops, and people start to bundle up in scarves and warm layers, you might be ready to take a vacation. No, we're not talking about running away to the desert or a crowded beach. There's a better way to enjoy winter - a way that lets you really get at the h... click to read more

Top safety tips for teen drivers
(BPT) - Once a newly licensed teen gets behind the wheel for the first time without a parent or guardian, the taste of freedom is exhilarating.But a teenager's lack of behind-the-wheel experience puts them at greater risk of getting into an accident. Add factors like passengers, loud music and stre... click to read more

Go from vacation deprivation to vacation inspiration
(BPT) - Pop quiz: When was the last time you took a vacation? A real vacation, not one of those staycations where you stuck around town to finish a project at your home? Do you even remember your last vacation? If you don't, then you are officially vacation deprived.And you're not alone.Research fr... click to read more

5 things to know about connected cars
(BPT) - If you could go back in time and tell people that in the near future there would be a handheld device that would allow them to listen to virtually any song, watch virtually any movie or television show and have access to pretty much any book, they would probably think you were crazy.As it i... click to read more

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 glide, hit the tobog... click to read more

The hidden benefits of winter road maintenance
(BPT) - More than 70 percent of the U.S. 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 salt trucks... click to read more

Java journeys in El Salvador offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences
(BPT) - Americans' love for coffee is inspiring them to embark on java journeys around the world, leading them to stunning locations where coffee is an important part of daily life.Coffee farming has fueled the economy in El Salvador and defined its rich culture for more than 200 years.Today, it is... click to read 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... click to read 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 'the only cit... click to read 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... click to read 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... click to read 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 that mor... click to read 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 satisfaction rat... click to read 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 operational - ... click to read 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... click to read 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... click to read 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 dream v... click to read 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 tec... click to read more

Lake Placid: More than just mountains [Infographic]
(BPT) - -... click to read more

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... click to read more






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