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Pointers On Moving To A New Home By Rental Truck

(NAPSI)—Moving yourself to a new home by renting a truck can be easier than you may realize, if you heed these five facts and tips.

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Wednesday 07/17/2019
Party like it’s 1969: Space Coast celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - For those of us who were glued to the television during the launch of the legendary Apollo 11 mission that first landed man on the moon, it may be hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since mankind’s greatest leap.

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - The country is filled with adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. From road trips to unique vacations, there’s something for everybody! With the help of your smartphone and dependable wireless service, you can stay connected and share the special moments along the way with family and friends. Here are four must-do summer endeavors that won’t break the bank.

Monday 07/15/2019
5 ways to stretch fuel economy for the perfect summer road trip
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - There is nothing better than a summer road trip to the beach or to visit loved ones as we approach the dog days of summer! But with millions of Americans taking to the roads, getting from point A to point B can be quite stressful if you are stopping constantly for delays or to refill your gas tank. If you are looking for a quicker arrival and fewer trips to the gas station, consider these five tips to maximize your fuel economy:

Splash Through Summer in The Natural State
Posted: July 15, 2019

(BPT) - Whether you enjoy cruising around on a jet ski or soaking up the sun on the shore, you won’t need to travel all the way to the coast to experience the endless benefits of spending time on the water this summer.

Sunday 07/14/2019
How to protect yourself from 4 health concerns during travel
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - It’s the night before that long-awaited vacation you’ve been planning. You’ve tripled-checked your suitcase, checked into your flight and have notified the bank of your travel plans. Everything is ready to go, but even the most experienced travelers can’t predict the unexpected health hiccups that might arise along the way.

Wednesday 07/10/2019
The best U.S. resort towns to visit this summer
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

Do’s and don’ts for a successful summer road trip
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Summer brings to mind the image of a convertible with the top down and an open road. Summer is a time for pumping up the music and hitting the road.

Friday 07/05/2019
More Major Artifacts Added As National Army Museum Takes Shape
Updated: July 07, 2019 - 2:54 am

(NAPSI)—Two historic helicopters, a WWI-era Liberty Truck, and an anti-aircraft weapon were the latest macro artifacts installed in the National Museum of the United States Army now under construction at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Saturday 06/29/2019
Suffering from vacation deprivation? 7 tips to master the microbreak
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

Thursday 06/27/2019
Savvy suitcase: 5 versatile jewelry styles to define your look and minimize packing
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Do you have an upcoming trip planned? Whether you're going for a relaxed beach look or heading downtown to dazzle in the city lights, you want to plan outfits that make you feel great and fit the occasion. Jewelry is the go-to for defining your look, but you can only bring so many pieces. What's the best solution?

Sun’s out, snacks out: It’s festival season
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - It is the height of festival season, themed around everything from music, food and drinks to culture and more. Preparation is key to having a healthy and happy summer. Keeping up your energy levels throughout the day with cleverly planned snacks can help control hunger levels.

Wednesday 06/26/2019
7 great road trips for you and your pet
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

Delicious summer eats: 5 moments to munch on almonds this season
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Americans are increasingly enjoying new flavors and textures in our meals and snacks.

Tuesday 06/25/2019
5 must-haves to pack for a fun holiday weekend
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - It’s finally here! Independence Day weekend! A time to celebrate with friends and family while eating good food, dancing to music and best of all — enjoying the fireworks! You can’t wait for the long weekend and all the fun you’re going to have as you celebrate together. But what should you pack? You’ll want to be practical and also think of easy ways to turn the weekend get-together into a real party, so here are some ideas for essential items to put on your list.

Monday 06/24/2019
5 tips on preparing your home for summer travel season
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - According to AAA Travel, nearly 100 million Americans — four in 10 U.S. adults — are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, with two-thirds of all families embarking on a summer getaway. As families across the country take time off to travel and spend quality time together, the last thing they want to worry about is if their homes and belongings will be the victim of theft or break-ins. Luckily, there are several ways that can help summer travelers keep their homes safe — even from miles away.

Sweet cherries: Your on-the-go, healthy summertime snack
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Summer is peak vacation season. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans will take a vacation in 2019, with 68% of those vacations occurring in the summer. While vacations are fun, traveling can be hectic, making it that much more important to have healthy on-the-go snacks to keep you energized throughout your trip.

Wednesday 06/19/2019
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Having Fun in the Sun
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Spending time outside is what makes summer so enjoyable. Whether you plan to spend a day at the pool, mill about a music festival or relax at a family barbecue, everyone looks forward to a beautiful, sunny day.

Top 8 fun, free family activities to enjoy in Duluth, Minnesota
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

Tuesday 06/18/2019
Summer 2019 travel: How to avoid online scams and cybertheft
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - The summer vacation season is in full swing and you're looking for the right escape at the right price. You do some online research and suddenly there it is: the vacation of your dreams at a price you can't ignore. However, before booking, it's important to take a moment to make sure you're not falling for a scam conducted by savvy cybercriminals looking to take advantage of your wanderlust.

Thursday 06/13/2019
These 6 summer travel tips will save you money
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re one of the nearly 100 million Americans planning to take a family vacation this year, according to a March 2019 AAA report, or embarking on a solo trip this summer, traveling can take a toll on your wallet. From transportation to accommodations, planning ahead can save you time and money on your much-deserved vacation.

Friday 06/07/2019
Take the quiz: What kind of travel companion are you?
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

Explore a different side of Myrtle Beach this summer
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - No matter what you yearn for when you imagine your dream vacation, you can make it happen in one of the 14 distinct communities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. You may think you know Myrtle Beach — with 60 miles of beautiful coastline, exciting nightlife and family-friendly attractions — but there’s lots more to explore.

Thursday 06/06/2019
Tips for the perfect cross-country move
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Summer is back and that means Americans are on the move. Whether it’s spending some time at the cabin or going to visit relatives, travel always picks up when the weather gets warmer. But with a stable housing market and a strong economy, lots of people are planning more than a weekend outing — they’re moving across the country. Taking on a cross-country move is never a walk in the park. But there are things you can do to avoid the major headaches and even make it a fun adventure. So whether you’re a family looking to make a change or a new graduate getting your start in a new city, here are some tips to make your cross-country move a successful one.

Wednesday 06/05/2019
Whiskers Welcome: Top 10 Cities for Guys with Facial Hair
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Wondering where to put down whiskered roots? Look no further than the sixth annual ‘Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America’ study from men’s grooming leader, Wahl. While there’s a flurry of follicular support up and down the West Coast, a Midwestern jewel secured the No. 1 spot this year. Check out the top 10 cities boasting beard bragging rights in 2019.

Pittsburgh: Pull up a chair. You are welcomed here
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

Saturday 06/01/2019
Make the Most of Your Camping Trip This Great Outdoors Month
Posted: June 01, 2019

(StatePoint) Great Outdoors Month, celebrated in June, is the perfect opportunity for a camping expedition.

Friday 05/24/2019
Summertime adventure in Arkansas
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - The warm months have arrived, bringing with them longer days and the promise of new family memories to be made.

Thursday 05/23/2019
How to prepare for your next road trip
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

Wednesday 05/22/2019
Tires keep America rolling
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Off to work. Heading to the gym. Going to see the latest superhero movie … again. Taking the kids to soccer practice. Road trip! Wherever you’re driving to, the last things on your mind when you jump into your car are the tires.

3 reasons to go fishing on your next day trip
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - When the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to spend a day casting on the water. Whether you’re an experienced fisherman, a novice or a family looking for a fun, all-ages activity, fishing is an easy and enjoyable choice.

Facts On Fuel From An Expert Boater
Updated: May 24, 2019 - 2:43 am

by Don Onken, Onken’s Incorporated

Tuesday 05/21/2019
Tire blowout 101: What to do when your tire fails on the road
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - As seasons change and temperatures rise, so do the number of tire blowouts around the country. The truth is a blowout can happen anywhere and at any time. Tire failures put drivers in an unexpected, frightening and dangerous situation. And, while it’s an experience no motorist wishes to endure, it’s important to understand how to react when and if it happens.

Tuesday 05/14/2019
7 easy travel snack ideas for diabetics
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Do you have diabetes and stress about finding healthy and convenient snack options while you’re traveling?

Wednesday 05/01/2019
How the trucking industry is changing with the times
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - The food you purchased at the grocery store and cook for dinner tonight might have come from other locations around the world. Your clothes bought online might come from a manufacturing plant across the country. That package sitting outside in your entryway when you get home from work could have traveled coast-to-coast before arriving at your door.

Wednesday 04/24/2019
Tips for an epic summer road trip
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - The heat is almost on so now’s the time to plan for a cool summer road trip. Whether you’re going with friends or family, near or far, there’s nothing like hitting the road for an epic summer trip. National parks, the coast, big cities, Main Street USA and fun/silly tourist destinations are all waiting. The road is yours.

Tuesday 04/23/2019
5 tips for drivers hitting the open road this spring
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

(BPT) - Americans are ready for spring weekend getaways and road trips. According to the latest Gauge Index survey from Hankook Tire, most of us are planning an outdoor getaway. The beach (51%) is the top vacation Americans are planning this spring, followed by a national park (39%) for the outdoorsy type and an amusement park (31%) for the thrill seekers.

Tuesday 04/16/2019
Tips for the ultimate vacation with your pet
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - With the warmer weather, you’ve likely kicked your travel plans into high gear. From a tropical getaway to an adventurous excursion, dream destinations are a staple of the season. Whether your dog is coming along for the trip or staying behind, here are four ways to be fully prepared for a family vacation, keeping your furriest family member in mind.

Tuesday 04/09/2019
Explore the American Evolution: Virginia as the gateway to modern America
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - While we often think of history as being so — yesterday, the truth is that the America of today wouldn’t be what it is without the events of the past that shaped our country. And there is no better way to connect with the roots of modern America than to return to Virginia, where so many of our vital institutions, traditions and movements first began.

Monday 04/08/2019
5 tips for a great trip to celebrate Pride this year
Posted: April 08, 2019

(BPT) - How badly do LGBTQ travelers want to attend Pride this year? A recent survey by Orbitz found that 80 percent of LGBTQ travelers would give up their cell phone during Pride in exchange for free tickets, meals and hotel accommodations for the weekend. And nearly half (42 percent) of respondents said they plan to travel more than 50 miles to Pride events this year.

Going Away? Tips To Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Vacation
Updated: April 10, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—Peace of mind is important to just about all homeowners, including when they’re away on a hard-earned vacation. When warm weather arrives, however, crime rates increase, according to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Thursday 04/04/2019
Survey: Volunteering on vacation is a fast-growing travel trend
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Looking for a vacation that’s fun and meaningful? Wish you had more time to volunteer in a way that really makes a difference? There’s a simple solution: Plan your next vacation around a great volunteer opportunity.

Stress-Free Group Travel Planning
Updated: April 06, 2019 - 2:50 am

(NAPSI)—Most people would agree that there are few things better than taking a trip with friends or family members, dropping the distractions of everyday life and simply being together. Staying in vacation rentals is a popular option for families and groups of friends because these accommodations offer ample space and privacy, many have unique amenities such as a backyard or pool, and guests can split the cost several ways.

Friday 03/29/2019
Family safety: Public transportation is 10 times safer than traveling by car
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:38 am

Ten Tips On Leaving School
Updated: April 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

(NAPSI)—Once your college years are behind you and your future before you, the first step into that future is to move out of your dorm or college apartment.

Tuesday 03/26/2019
Plan your best vacation in Duluth this summer
Updated: July 22, 2019 - 2:37 am

Friday 03/22/2019
After a cold winter, what’s in store for spring and summer?
Updated: May 01, 2019 - 2:51 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re heading to the beach or hitting the slopes this spring, the weather just may be on your side.

Saturday 03/16/2019
Get Geared Up for Fishing Season
Posted: March 16, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re a serious angler or you only dabble with the sport, the right gear can make your next fishing trip a success.

Wednesday 02/27/2019
10 Tips to Prep for a Wisconsin Dells Family Waterpark Adventure
Posted: February 27, 2019

(StatePoint) You don’t have to wait until summer to pack up the family for a fun waterpark adventure. The indoor waterpark concept was first pioneered in Wisconsin Dells and the region is now chock-full of both indoor and outdoor parks. Here are some great tips to prepare for and enjoy a family getaway in the Dells, the self-proclaimed “waterpark capital of the world!”

Monday 02/25/2019
Outdoor Enthusiasts: Are You Ready for the Next Season?
Posted: February 25, 2019

(StatePoint) As outdoor enthusiasts know, there are important preparations to make for extreme weather conditions. However, having gear that easily transitions between seasons means that you will always be organized and equipped to hit the road for an adventure whenever the mood strikes.

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