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(StatePoint) When it’s not possible to be near loved ones, being connected becomes more important.

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Tuesday 03/10/2020
Barrier-Breaking, History-Making, All-Female Bridge & Officer Team Set Sail [Video]
Posted: March 10, 2020

Friday 02/28/2020
Cure the winter blues in Myrtle Beach
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Dreaming of a warm beach destination this winter? If the view outside your window makes you shiver, it may be time for a warm-weather getaway — and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has you covered. Instead of looking out at the snow and ice, you could be viewing a sunny beach and ocean waves.

Thursday 02/27/2020
Save smarter: Tips to get your 20/20 financial vision in 2020
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - When you made your resolutions at the start of the year, was saving money one of them? How's that going?

Wednesday 02/19/2020
Historic Grant Creates Recreational Hot Spot in the Arkansas Delta
Posted: February 19, 2020

(BPT) - Arkansas has become an increasingly popular destination for families, couples and even solo travelers looking for opportunities to embrace outdoor adventure and experience the state’s rich history. The state prides itself on its continuous efforts to provide exceptional recreational and educational attractions no matter what region you visit.

Tuesday 02/18/2020
With 90 painted chairs, Pittsburghers celebrate the arts while welcoming visitors
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - In spring 2019, VisitPITTSBURGH launched a new national marketing campaign — Pull Up a Chair. You are Welcomed Here. The now award-winning campaign is built on a welcoming Pittsburgh message and the act of offering someone a chair — a universal sign of hospitality and respect. The campaign is raising awareness of Pittsburgh as a major travel destination, as well as driving hotel room nights. Now VisitPITTSBURGH, along with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC), is taking the Pull Up a Chair campaign to an all new level by using an offshoot of the campaign — the 90 Painted Chairs Program — to drive awareness of the city’s thriving arts and culture community while also benefiting a local arts-related charity.

Wednesday 02/05/2020
The benefits of sleepaway camps for children and teens
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - As a parent, you worry about your child’s future. Will they be confident enough to weather life’s ups and downs? Will they find happiness and success? How will they navigate their future challenges?

Friday 01/24/2020
Top indoor fitness trends to stay in shape this winter
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Avoiding weather woes this winter? It doesn't mean you need to give up on your fitness goals. Being indoors provides ample opportunity to stay fit, whether you're doing so due to the weather or simply by choice. Check out some of the top trends for indoor fitness in 2020 and challenge yourself to try something new to make yourself happier and healthier.

Wednesday 01/22/2020
How to find the best tires for winter driving
Updated: February 29, 2020 - 2:49 am

(BPT) - Here’s something you may not know: All-season tires are only meant for year-round driving if you live in the extreme southern United States.

Thursday 01/16/2020
Swiping payment cards at the pump could put your card information at risk
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Have you paid for gas recently at the pump where you’ve had to swipe your credit or debit card?

Tuesday 01/14/2020
Distracted driving: It's not what you think [Infographic]
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Think cell phones are the only distraction on the road? Think again. Eighty-seven percent of fatal distraction-affected crashes did not involve cell phones. MetLife Auto & Home’s recent survey reveals the most common misperceptions of distracted driving and provides an inside look into drivers’ attitudes and behaviors behind the wheel.

Thursday 01/02/2020
Help make a child’s wish come true
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - It’s hard to imagine what life has been like for a child who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at just 2 years old, followed by years of surgeries, doctor visits, medications and treatments. Eleven-year-old, four-time cancer survivor Alika has endured all of that — but maintains a positive and optimistic attitude, with the support of her family. She loves going to school and learning new things.

Escape winter doldrums: Warm up with hot deals at your local boat show
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Winter may be frigid for many, but it’s an ideal time to plan for warmer days ahead that could be enjoyed on a boat with friends and family. Beginning in January, boat shows take place across the country offering some of the hottest deals around with special pricing and incentives on new boat models and marine accessories — a major draw for the 142 million Americans who take to the water each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Monday 12/30/2019
How to keep your car on the road longer
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Did you know that one in four Americans keep their cars for an average of seven years or more? Nearly another third (29%) say they typically own their car for three to four years. With Americans keeping their vehicles on the road for the better part of a decade, it’s important to implement consistent maintenance habits to ensure a smooth ride.

Friday 12/20/2019
Give your backside a break: 4 tips if you sit for extended periods
Updated: January 30, 2020 - 2:39 am

(BPT) - Sitting is nearly impossible to avoid. Whether during your daily commute, working hard at your desk or watching your favorite TV show on the couch, sitting can provide relief and give you the opportunity to relax.

Tuesday 12/17/2019
New year, new ... tires?
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - As you gear up for a new year with new goals, now is the time to ask yourself if your wheels need a refresh. And there’s no better time, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that tires be replaced every six years regardless of the number of miles driven. Research shows that improperly maintained tires are one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents in the U.S., particularly among teenage drivers.

Monday 12/16/2019
4 tips to keep your children safe while driving
Updated: January 20, 2020 - 2:55 am

(BPT) - With all the distractions on today's roads, parents are feeling increasingly anxious about keeping their children safe while driving. According to a new study, more than six in ten American parents believe roads today are more dangerous than ever, and are actively seeking guidance on how to properly protect their loved ones when they’re on the go.

Friday 12/13/2019
4 ways to conquer the holiday season
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - For many, the holiday season means get-togethers with friends and family, traveling and buying gifts, which can also bring an increase in spending. With all the hustle and bustle, it’s important to remember what the season is all about — connecting with loved ones. With the help of your smartphone and the right wireless service, you can keep the holiday cheer alive without overspending. Here are four tips to conquer the holiday season for less:

Holiday Season Jobs For Students
Posted: December 13, 2019

(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among America’s estimated 20 million college students, the holidays could include a particular present for you: a great seasonal job.

Caution is king when it comes to winter driving
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - With the winter in full swing, ensuring your tires — the last line of defense between your vehicle and harsh conditions — are in working order may be the difference between an enjoyable or stressful travel season. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 17% of all vehicle collisions take place during winter conditions, many of which can be attributed to underinflated, over-worn or out-of-season tires.

Enjoy the best of Duluth this winter
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - With an average annual snowfall of 80.7 inches, no place says “winter wonderland” quite like Duluth, Minnesota. For families seeking amazing winter activities to please kids of all ages, there's something for everyone in the northern city on the shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Thursday 12/12/2019
Winterize your wheels: Ways to stay safe on the road
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Winter’s not coming: It’s here. That means extra-chilly weather, as well as driving in snow, ice, rain, fog and sleet. In short, be prepared for much-tougher-than-normal driving conditions, such as super-slippery roads and a decrease in visibility.

Wednesday 12/11/2019
Tips and tricks to simplify holiday travel
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Holiday travel can be an exciting experience, but one that's often plagued with frustration and exhaustion. What if you forget where you parked? What happens when you can't plug in all your gear and it dies? What if you get stuck at airport security and miss your flight?

3 ways to add wellness to your vacation
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Why not focus on your health this year by planning a trip that will help you relax, recharge and refocus on your top wellness goals?

Children’s Book Holiday Gift Ideas
Posted: December 11, 2019

“The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions” by Tracey Hecht

Monday 12/09/2019
4 steps to get back on the road after a tire warning light
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - It’ll happen to every driver and likely at the most inopportune moment — like when you’re running late, on a family road trip or commuting to work. A familiar dashboard light will flick on in your car. Sometimes, the low tire pressure indicator can mean it’s time to add more air, caused by regular wear-and-tear or a sudden change in the weather. But other times, the light leads drivers down a road that requires them to buy a new set of tires. So how do you know?

7 tips for long road trips with kids
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Whether the length of your drive is three hours or 30 minutes, it can seem an eternity with a bored child in the car. A little planning will ensure your next road trip with one or more children will be happy and safe, no matter where you’re going.

Friday 12/06/2019
5 tech-forward innovations every holiday traveler can look forward to
Updated: April 06, 2020 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - If you're like most, you shudder at the idea of traveling during the holiday season. With all those long lines, tight timetables and crowded spaces, who wouldn’t feel like a Grinch? To add more comfort and joy to your journey, the travel and hospitality industries are quick to embrace innovation and new technology. From the time you hail the airport ride-share to the moment you step outside your hotel for an evening of holiday wonder, here are some travel tech advances to look for this season.

Travel Trends To Inspire Your 2020 Vacation Planning
Posted: December 06, 2019

(NAPSI)—Some things never change when it comes to traveling with friends and family, but every year new trends arise as travelers discover new places and ways to travel. With data and insights from its global vacation rental marketplace, Vrbo identified where, how and why Americans will travel for vacation in 2020.

Tuesday 11/26/2019
Make Money Renting Your Second Home
Posted: November 26, 2019

(NAPSI)—If you’re ever thinking about investing in a second home or listing your property as a vacation rental, you’ll be in good company. New research on the global second-home market reveals for the second straight year that more homeowners are buying a second home to use as a vacation rental rather than for their own use. Just under half of surveyed homeowners reported buying a second home primarily for use as a short-term rental.

Friday 11/22/2019
Best Flu Hacks Every Traveler Should Know
Updated: November 27, 2019 - 2:46 am

(StatePoint) While everyone wants to make the most of their vacation, travel can do a number on one’s health, and during flu season, the risk of feeling unwell is even higher. Feel your best with these tips:

Wednesday 08/28/2019
How To Save On Your Next Family Getaway
Posted: August 28, 2019

(NAPSI)—The travel industry uses the term “shoulder season” to talk about the slower, cheaper time after school is back in session. The savings are real if you can get a group together not bound by the school calendar or just sneak out of town for one more quick weekend at the beach.

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.

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