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February 1, 2015


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An American In--London

(NAPSI)--A young American, Adaeze Uyanwah, will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip, with some of Britain’s most famous residents at iconic attractions.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
South Texas, the hidden gem of the Lone Star State
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - For unexpected adventures, vibrant culture and a sub-tropical climate year-round, look no further than the Rio Grande Valley region of the Lone Star State. South Texas’ warm temperature give travelers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year and makes it the ideal destination for vacations or longer stays during the winter months. A trip to the region, which includes McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and the beaches of South Padre Island, will show visitors there’s much more to South Texas than amazing weather. From its unique music heritage to its flavorful culinary scene, read on to learn why a trip to South Texas should be on every travelers list.

Wednesday 01/07/2015
Five Ways The Millennials Are Changing Travel
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—The millennials are coming. Or rather, they are traveling. The United Nations estimates that 20 percent of all international tourists these days are young people. This translates to 200 million travelers.

The perfect car tips for any trip
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Across the country people are planning to take longer road trips this year. If you plan to be one of them, here are five maintenance tips to consider for today’s cars.

Tuesday 01/06/2015
Culture and experience the big travel opportunities of 2015
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Feeling tired of the hustle and bustle of metropolitan meccas when on vacation? You’re not alone. Next year, travelers will choose smaller destinations and opportunities to immerse themselves in the local culture. As daily life is increasingly hectic, people will want to unplug and relax without the stressors of a big city.

Monday 01/05/2015
Five Essential Vacation Rental Planning Tips
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—There are two good reasons why now is the ideal time to start planning your family vacation. One is to avoid being among the 40 percent of Americans the U.S. Travel Industry estimates do not use all their earned vacation days. The other is because research indicates the simple act of planning a vacation results in a large boost in happiness that can last for up to eight weeks.

The secrets to planning spring break as an adult
Updated: January 12, 2015 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - When you hear the term “spring break” what comes to mind? Likely images of partying college students or theme parks packed to the brim with families. If you’re looking to enjoy a spring break vacation that’s a little more off the beaten path, consider a destination that proves to be a hidden gem for more mature crowds, whether it be young couples looking for romance to empty-nesters desiring a quick getaway.

Thursday 12/18/2014
6 things you can do to be more productive this year
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Time. You never seem to have enough of it. Whether it’s work, family commitments, your kids or your spouse, there’s always someone or something that needs your time. And imagine the chaos if you were to actually want a little time for yourself as well.

Ask the Pharmacist: Don't let a bleeding disorder wreck your travel plans
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - If you or someone in your family, has a bleeding disorder, you know that even the simplest accident can be a cause for major concern. Major developments in care and treatment have significantly improved quality of life. Most patients can now self-administer intravenous clotting factor with education and direction from a trained clinician – like Accredo bleeding disorder nurses – rather than going to a treatment center for each infusion.

Friday 12/12/2014
Elevate Your Next Road Trip By Seeking Out Added Value
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—For those looking to take an upscale road trip, but who want to get the most for their money, there are several tips and tricks to keep in mind when planning a getaway.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
5 must-know tips for healthy winter travel
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Whether heading to grandma’s house for the holidays or to a tropical destination to get away from the cold, winter travel comes with the added challenge of staying healthy.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
Stay on the road this season with these winter car care tips
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Preparing your car for harsh winter temperatures before they strike is a great way to ensure your vehicle will be able to handle the year’s coldest months. Both new and old cars need maintenance during this season. Following the car care tips below will help to keep your vehicle running at its peak from now until spring.

Monday 11/24/2014
Are You a Smart Traveler?
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Whether venturing around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart can help you get the most out of your vacation without over-spending.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
11 U.S. cities famous for their Christmas cheer
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Everyone needs a fun little holiday trip. You can get some shopping done, see a show, enjoy the lights and amp up your anticipation for the holidays.

11 tricks to speed through airport security
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - No one likes standing in the security line at the airport, and if you are a frequent flier it can be a real hassle.

Thursday 11/13/2014
Become London's Official 'Guest Of Honour'
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Imagine taking tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground with “Downton Abbey” ‘s butler, actor Jim Carter; visiting the Royal Opera House with world-famous singer/conductor Plácido Domingo; getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament from the Speaker of the House of Commons; attending a West End musical with international singing star Jessie J; touring the Science Museum with physicist Professor Stephen Hawking; opening Tower Bridge, the most famous bridge in the world; and walking the red carpet at a film premiere.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Tips for traveling with chronic kidney disease
Updated: November 18, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - For people who have lost the function of their kidneys, dialysis is a life-sustaining treatment they must undergo several times per week.

Tips to make the daily drive easier for commuters
Updated: November 18, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - It’s a tough job driving to work – just ask the millions of Americans who commute every day. The average commute takes 25.5 minutes one way, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, 10.8 million people drive an hour or more to work each way. Some have it worse: approximately 1.7 million Americans commute 90 minutes or more each way.

Friday 11/07/2014
Five Places to Travel in 2015 Predicted to Give the Best Bang for Your Buck
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Looking to get more out of your vacation dollar? Before booking, take a cue from the experts.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Healthful Eating While Living Away From Home
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Being away on business or vacation can mean frequent unhealthy fast food or expensive restaurants but one clever cook has the perfect solution.

For Many There's No Place Like A Hotel For The Holidays
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Before you go over the river and through the woods this holiday season, you may care to consider these facts and tips:

Friday 10/17/2014
Celestial Bodies Come Alive At 'Great Balls Of Fire'
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Good news for anyone who has ever wondered how astronomers track objects like comets or what it would be like to study an asteroid belt up close. The new Great Balls of Fire interactive exhibit at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex lets you do that and much more, while discovering the risks that asteroids, comets and meteorites present to the planet. The exhibit explores how to keep track of near-Earth objects while examining the effects of possible impacts. It includes the Asteroid Encounter experience that lets you climb aboard a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter while compiling data about asteroids and comets. You can also explore what would happen if one of these celestial bodies were to hit close to home, determine Science Fact or Science Fiction of Hollywood movie clips and take part in many other activities. While at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you can also see the historic Atlantis spacecraft, a Saturn V moon rocket, IMAX 3-D space films, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and tour Kennedy Space Center itself. Further facts and fun can be found at (855) 378-0167 and You may even win a bit of space all your own. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Astronomy magazine have partnered to host the Great Balls of Fire Sweepstakes, giving away a 9.6-pound authentic meteorite collectible and a space adventure trip for four to the Visitor Complex. You can enter the sweepstakes online at until midnight on Nov. 30.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
What do business travelers like to do while on the road? [Infographic]
Posted: October 14, 2014

(BPT) - Homewood Suites by Hilton’s Workstyles Study reveals how biz travelers live when away from home, specifically examining how members of America’s workforce immerse themselves in the local fabric of their destinations.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Turning High School Travel Into Job Search Success
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Traveling internationally as a student can be a great way to gain independence, get used to being away from home and learn something about yourself and the world. Those are some of the reasons so many college-bound students first find themselves exploring Europe or signing up for an adventure Down Under. That very popularity, however, can mean it’s not easy to make it stand out on your résumé.

Get A Head Start Planning Your Ski Vacation
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—When cooler temperatures set in, many Americans start thinking about winter travel plans.

Friday 10/03/2014
Negligence is the rust of the soul ... and the car
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s the anxiety of looking at a bank statement after a big purchase or waiting for news from a doctor, facing harsh realities can be nerve-racking. The same mentality applies when dealing with your car discrepancies, be it routine maintenance or even skirmishes with other drivers on - and sometimes off - the road.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
High-tech monitoring of digital information keeps America secure
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The digital age has made online information widely available both for good and bad purposes. When it comes to the nation’s security, monitoring, tracking, securing and analyzing digital data is a key factor in defending intelligence networks.

Monday 09/29/2014
Space? Ocean Depths? Experts Predict the Future of Travel
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 3:58 am

(StatePoint) As you book your next vacation, it doesn’t hurt to think ahead -- way ahead. Technology is changing everything about the way we live, work and play, and travel is no exception.

Thursday 09/25/2014
How Students Can Get Ahead: What Colleges And Companies Want
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 3:55 am

(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, you want a college education for your children—today, 75 percent of Americans have their eyes set on a college education. That's a good thing. Over a lifetime, college graduates average about a million dollars more than high school graduates.

Friday 09/19/2014
How to avoid crowds in Rome
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - Rome has been a starring city on the world stage throughout history. Art is all around you in this cultural center where pieces by Bernini, Raphael, Caravaggio and Michelangelo are daily decor. The city surrounds you with masterpieces from throughout the ages, making it a highly coveted destination with plenty of crowds. DreamPlanGo has provided some tips to help you avoid long lines and enjoy the city in peace:

Thursday 09/18/2014
Getting The Most From Your Fall Travel Dollar
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:42 am

(NAPSI)—From smaller crowds and lower prices to a bounty of festivals and beautiful seasonal foliage, there are many reasons to vacation in the fall.

Travel Prepares Students For Success With Personal Growth And Character Building
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:42 am

(NAPSI)—The keys to your child’s success in school, college and beyond may be the ones that fit the locks on his or her suitcase.

Football Fans Get Bright New Look At Energy Innovation
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 3:42 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you catch a football game, while you’re admiring the energy expended on the field, you might give a thought to how the sport is helping America save energy.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Students Are Filling A Gap With Travel
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 3:39 am

(NAPSI)—Increasingly, students and those just out of school are using international travel as a productive way to make the most of the gap of time between high school and college or between college and starting a career. That’s why this type of purposeful travel has come to be known as gap travel.

Fall in love with a trip to the Lone Star State
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 3:39 am

(BPT) - With the summer season winding down, the onset of fall foliage with the cooler temperatures, and a variety of events and festivals, fall presents one of the best times of year to visit the Lone Star State. Fall in Texas means plenty of fairs, outdoor music events, cheering crowds, wine harvests and more.

Monday 09/08/2014
Just south of the usual: Tips for enjoying a South America vacation
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 3:44 am

(BPT) - Colorful is the best word to describe Latin American, thanks to its varied history, cultures, historic sights, natural attractions and wildlife opportunities. From vibrant Rio de Janeiro to the intriguing Amazon Jungle; from the enigmatic Machu Picchu to the fascinating Galapagos Islands and scenic beauty of Costa Rica, adventure awaits any traveler planning a trip to Central or South America.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Floridas Cultural Scene
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—The sandy beaches of Sarasota County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, are just the tip of the iceberg for visitors craving cultural attractions.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Korea offers undiscovered beauty, romantic spa getaways
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - Daydreaming of a lush spa getaway? How about an exotic change of scenery? South Korea offers all of this and more. Boasting world-class spas, stunning views, and topnotch shopping, South Korea is the ideal destination for those searching for a unique vacation destination.

Monday 08/18/2014
Travel secrets revealed: How to experience a destination like a local
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Travelers today want more from their vacations, including authentic experiences that are off the beaten path. Knowing where the locals go and what they like to do is key to discovering the hidden gems of any destination. Fortunately, finding this seemingly secret information is easier than you think if you just follow a few tricks of seasoned travelers.

Friday 08/15/2014
3 tips to keep technology safe and accessible while traveling
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Are you dreaming of a vacation? Whether you’re planning a family trip, a romantic getaway for two, or a solo adventure, technology will likely be by your side. But using technology while away often requires some advance prep to reduce potential disruptions to your personal services, including Web-based email, apps and cloud storage, and to reduce the risk of criminal activity.

Thursday 08/14/2014
River cruising news: Room innovations and hot itineraries from the 'World's Best River Cruise Line'
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:42 am

(BPT) - For decades – and thanks in no small part to the success of the TV show “The Love Boat” – it seemed that in the minds of most travelers, a cruise vacation automatically implied a languid ocean voyage aboard an oversized ship shared with hundreds, if not thousands, of other passengers.

Tuesday 08/12/2014
A different kind of godmother: River cruise godmothers stay with ships, cruise line
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:44 am

(BPT) - Throughout the history of cruising, cruise lines have traditionally called upon celebrities, royalty, heads of state, or others with little or no ties to the cruise industry to serve as godmothers to their ships.  For most cruise ship godmothers, the role is thus largely ceremonial – their involvement with the ship and cruise line ends when the bubbly is cleaned off the bow.

Monday 08/04/2014
Teenagers not driving safe cars, study shows
Updated: August 11, 2014 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - Taking the driving test and earning a license is a cherished rite of passage for teenagers across the country. With their license in hand, they view the road as their gateway to independence and they eagerly look forward to what’s around the next curve. In order to do this, however, a teen must have access to a car.

Friday 08/01/2014
Providing national defense from the air and the sea: An exciting opportunity from America's Navy
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 3:44 am

(BPT) - When it comes to protecting America, a group of highly trained Navy Pilots and Naval Flight Officers are ready to serve from the air and the sea. This world-class team maneuvers the most sophisticated airplanes and helicopters to electronically detect and track ships, submarines, aircraft and missiles.

Tuesday 07/29/2014
5 packing tips to make the back-to-college move easier
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - Back-to-school season has thousands of college students packing their childhood rooms into cars, vans and moving trailers to transport into dorms and off-campus apartments. While college students usually don’t have a lot of belongings that need to be moved, the process can be exhausting and overwhelming.

Wednesday 07/09/2014
Safety essentials so you can enjoy the great outdoors
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 4:35 pm

(BPT) - The great outdoors begs to be explored this summer. From week-long camping trips to spending an afternoon at the park with the kids, there’s so much to see and do during the warm weather months that it may be hard to choose where to start.

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Conquer road trips with a kid-friendly, entertainment checklist
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - Road trips can be tough. From the Cleavers to the Kardashians, being stuck in a crowded car for hours can be hard for any family – and while vacations are fun, surviving the trip is easier said than done. This year, as you haul the family on your annual road trip, remember the key to success lies in the ultimate entertainment toolkit.

Tuesday 07/01/2014
Smart Tips for Summer Getaways
Updated: July 02, 2014 - 3:44 am

(StatePoint) Summer: six tiny letters that conjure memories of catching fireflies at dusk, barbeques, running barefoot through the sprinkler and last but not least -- vacation.

Friday 06/27/2014
Packing for your summer trip: wardrobe essentials
Updated: September 03, 2014 - 3:40 am

(BPT) - Summer vacation is here and with it, the frustration of packing a suitcase to cover a trip’s worth of activities. But with careful planning and reuse of key items, it’s easy to look fashionable no matter where your travels take you.

Thursday 06/26/2014
Savvy Planning Can Help You Save on Summer Travel
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 3:43 am

(StatePoint) Despite steep transportation costs, domestic leisure travel is expected to rise 1.7 percent this year, to more than 1.6 billion trips, according to U.S. Travel Association projections.

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