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    Missed out on summer vacation? There's still time to relax and unwind this fall

    (BPT) - Summer is supposed to be the season for vacation and relaxation, but if you were too busy to take time off, you’re not alone. More than 40 percent of Americans didn’t use their paid time off (PTO) in 2014, according to Project: Time Off, a study by the U.S. Travel Association. But it’s not too late to take much-needed vacation; fall is a great time to relax, recharge and go on that trip you deserve.

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    5 smart summer travel tips to savor every second of your vacation

    (BPT) - Summer getaways are supposed to be fun, relaxing and filled with memorable experiences. But it’s all too easy for stress and hassle to get in the way of your good times. Banish the road-trip blues with these five easy travel tips and maximize your fun, sun, and relaxation this summer.

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    How To Road Trip—A Survival Guide

    (NAPSI)—With summer in full swing, now is a perfect time for a vacation. If you’re planning to be among the one in four people expecting to take a road trip this year according to AAA, there are a few steps you can take to prepare for your trip to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Whether you are traveling near or far this summer, these five tips will keep your car and travel companions in good spirits from point A to point B and everywhere in between.

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
Fire safety tips to help protect your home during summer travel
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Fire prevention tips often focus on reducing the risks of a fire occurring when you’re home; after all, everyone wants to protect their family. Home fires also cause significant property damage – $11.7 billion in 2011, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) – and greater damage can occur when no one is there to quickly report a fire.

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Tuesday 07/14/2015
6 Ways to 'Cure' Your Summer Wanderlust
Posted: July 14, 2015

(BPT) - Summer is finally here, which means the strong desire to travel and explore is likely at an all-time high! Need some inspiration to stop daydreaming and lock in your next summer adventure? Here are six exciting ways to ‘cure’ your wanderlust and take advantage of the peak travel season:

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Sunday 07/12/2015
Are You Prepared to Take a 30-Year Vacation?
Updated: July 20, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Summer is vacation season. However, before the week or two of fun begins comes the hard part – planning and packing. There are so many things to consider depending on the type of experience a person wants to have and what they need to bring along.

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Wednesday 07/08/2015
Tips to Travel Safely with Prescription Medications
Updated: July 09, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Packing for travel always requires foresight. For travelers who take prescription medications, there is even more planning involved, from getting through security checkpoints, to properly storing medications while in transit.

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5 money tips for safe international travel
Updated: July 16, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - When you picture your dream vacation, where do you go? Do you lay on the beach in Mexico? Climb the Alps in Switzerland, go fishing in Canada or explore the amazing wildlife of Australia? Do you see the Great Wall in China or travel on safari in Africa? Any of these exciting adventures could make for the trip of a lifetime but all of them require international travel, meaning you have to be smart with your money and prepare ahead of time. Follow these tips for before you leave and upon your arrival and the trip of a lifetime will be there waiting for you to enjoy it.

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Sunday 07/05/2015
Summer vacation fun is bigger and better in Texas
Updated: July 13, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Summer has arrived in Texas, which means it’s time for a vacation. From soaking up the sun on the Texas coast to diving into the cool clear waters of a swimming hole, from outdoor adventures to amusement park thrills, there is no shortage of fun in the Lone Star State. Thanks to recent rain, lakes are full and landscapes are green and lush, perfect for your summer escape.

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Friday 07/03/2015
A year later, Raju's independence remains strong
Updated: July 11, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Everyone cherishes a particular independence day. Brazilians celebrate their independence from Portugal September 7 and the Japanese celebrate their independence on February 11. For the Finnish, December 6 marks the day they became independent from Russia in 1917.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
What Drives Your Road Trip? [Infographic]
Posted: June 30, 2015

(BPT) - Are you heading out on the open road this summer? It’s difficult to know where to start when planning and packing for a road trip. What type of hotel will fit your travel style best? What types of clothes will be the most sensible to pack? Should you hit the beach or stop at one of America’s beautiful national parks?  Check out how seasoned road trippers rank their top considerations when hitting the road!

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Plan A More Relaxing Family Vacation
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you pack your bags and set off for a family vacation, it could mean more excitement and less stress. Enjoy more time away from the fast pace of everyone’s daily routines without giving up the comforts of home. To help, consider these four tips.

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Traveling Abroad? Get Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A
Updated: July 06, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Hepatitis A cases are on the rise, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hepatitis A is common in many parts of the world, even in popular tourist destinations such as Mexico, most other countries in Central and South America and some Caribbean countries. Past research has shown that almost half of new cases of hepatitis A in the United States are from Americans traveling abroad and getting infected. In fact, the CDC recently issued a travel advisory due to an outbreak of hepatitis A at a popular tourist destination. Fortunately, the disease can be easily prevented with a safe and effective vaccine.

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