Baseball’s popularity transcends generations; the great games, players and baseball events of the past still ignite discussion when comparing them to today’s stars and match-ups.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’ve already traveled to the land of sunshine and smiles—or would like to—Orlando, Florida has new experiences to excite the entire family. Here are 10 new reasons to visit:
(BPT) - Heading on vacation? This year, instead of settling for just sitting on the beach, think about embarking on an experience-based adventure.
(BPT) - Cruise liners are no longer just giant ships heading to enviable destinations. They are small, floating cities, destinations unto themselves, packed with unexpected entertainment from on-board planetariums to skydiving experiences.
Was your last family vacation a spectacle that would have made Clark Griswold proud? While Clark’s heart was always in the right place, his family vacations often suffered from less-than-stellar planning and unrealistic expectations. Fortunately, your family never again has to live their own version of a Griswold holiday.
(StatePoint) As skiing and other outdoor activities take the world stage this month, many will be embarking on their own winter adventure to the freshly groomed slopes and snow packed trails. In fact, Americans have made on average, 57.5 million visits to ski slopes per season since 2002-2003, according to the National Ski Areas Association.
(BPT) - Each winter drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter.
Let’s face it – cramped quarters, stale air and little leg room are nobody’s idea of comfort. But just because you have to reevaluate the size of your personal bubble as soon as you step foot onto an airplane doesn’t mean your entire flight has to be miserable. Travel inspiration website DreamPlanGo suggests following these 10 travel tips to make your plane ride as comfortable as possible. You’ll arrive at your destination in the mindset that your vacation has already begun:
(BPT) - Where’s everybody going? The travel forecast for 2014 points to destinations inspired by a whole lot of sportsmanship and team spirit. Hot spots expected to trend this year include North American ski resorts catering to travelers looking for an Olympic experience closer to home before, during and after the games; and Brazil, inspired by World Cup fever.
Major cruise lines market their ships as all-inclusive floating luxury resorts – a winning strategy for many of the nearly 17 million passengers that the Cruise Lines International Association says took a cruise in 2012. However, a growing number of discerning cruisers are also discovering that it’s not necessary to sacrifice intimacy in order to experience adventure and luxury.
(BPT) - With snow falling, the wind blowing and everyone bundling up in extra layers of clothing, the last thing you probably have on your mind is the condition of your feet. But time passes quickly. Before you know it, the temps will be rising, and you’ll be digging in the back of your closet for sandals. Will your feet be ready for their reintroduction to society?
(NAPSI)—Fossils of an Apocalypse, presented by Archival Magazine, features Grisha Bruskin as he shares his thoughts on his H-hour project. “When we win, it’s with small things, and the triumph itself makes us small. What is extraordinary and eternal does not want to be bent by us,” quotes Bruskin from the poem The Man Watching by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
(BPT) - Your right foot holds the key to better gas mileage. How aggressively you apply the gas or brakes affects how frequently you have to stop for fuel. And driving style is even more important with today’s cars as the spread between a vehicle’s best and worst mileage may be 10 mpg or more. Here are some tips you can use to improve your gas mileage during the miles ahead, using your car’s technology.
(BPT) - As more manufacturers produce diesel vehicles for consumers, owners need to be aware of the issues that may occur during the cold winter months and learn how they can protect their vehicle.
(BPT) - A flurry of congratulatory phone calls, social media announcements and sparkling ring pictures all mean one thing: engagement season has arrived. With approximately 39 percent of marriage proposals taking place between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, engaged couples are taking note of one of the fastest-growing nuptial trends – destination weddings.
When you think of a European vacation, do your thoughts wander to Italy, France or even the United Kingdom? While those destinations all have their appeal, you can find every bit as much adventure, history, glorious scenery and fabulous cuisine in one of Europe’s most-often-overlooked travel destinations: Spain.
(BPT) - Looking to take a road trip but dread hearing the infamous “Are we there yet?” or “Can we please, please stop for fast food?” questions.
(NAPSI)—More Americans are getting on board with public transportation, according to the latest national America THINKS survey, as the cost to own and operate a vehicle rises and consumers look for ways to save money.
(NAPSI)—When temperatures drop, many find their interest in hitting the ski slopes begins to climb. To help you choose the destination for your next trip, here are some tips on this year's top ski destinations in the Western U.S., as reported by SKI magazine.
(BPT) - With the Olympics right around the corner, skiing is on a lot of people’s minds. While ski trips can get pricey quickly, there are ways to give your budget a lift.
(BPT) - There’s no place like home for the holidays, but getting there can be a less-than-joyous experience. While busy airports aren’t known to inspire a holly, jolly spirit, a few tips and tricks can help you breathe a little easier as you make your way home.
(BPT) - Ringing in the new year on a budget? The high price of New Year's Eve hotel accommodations doesn’t have to keep you from celebrating in big-city style. Even the most sought-after New Year’s Eve hotspots have nearby alternatives that give travelers access to big-city countdowns without the big-city price tags.
(StatePoint) Traveling this season? You’ll be in good company. Of the 43.4 million estimated Thanksgiving travelers who journeyed 50 miles or more, 90 percent were expected to do so by automobile, according to 2013 AAA projections. But if your budget is tight, you’re probably looking for ways to cut back on travel expenses.
Kids love dinosaurs, and with the new 3-D motion picture “Walking With Dinosaurs” in theaters nationwide for the holidays, parents of precocious paleontologists everywhere are scrambling to find the perfect dino-themed gift to put under the Christmas tree.
Winter’s dark nights are for more than just regular dreaming: They’re for conjuring up pleasant images of that satisfying cold-weather escape we all envision. But just where are Americans’ winter travel dreams landing these days?
(BPT) - Traveling over the holidays to visit family can be a bit stressful. As you travel during this time of year, consider the following tips to help you reduce your stress and better enjoy the time spent with family while away from home.
(NAPSI)—Indonesia will choose its next president in a few months and the historic presidential race is heating up. The strategically important archipelago nation of 17,000 islands in the heart of Asia shuttered a dictatorial system in the late 1990s and continues to build its fledgling democracy. Home to the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia maintains its moderate Islamic views as it chooses to focus its attention on emerging as a potent economic player on the global stage—and this focus is paying off. Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest population and boasts an economy currently ranked 16th but is projected to move up past Germany and the United Kingdom and to seventh by 2030. With a respectable 6 percent growth in 2012, the country’s longer-term economic outlook remains strong. So with this type of potential, who leads this rising star matters to the world, and one candidate is emerging as the odds- on favorite: Prabowo Subianto.
(NAPSI)—Here’s a look at three of the most popular ideas moving travelers today:
(BPT) - Now that frigid temperatures and stormy days have come back in earnest, it’s time for car owners to think seriously about the road conditions ahead and take the simple but important steps to ensure safe winter travel this year.
(BPT) - Nearly 150 days separate the last day of the winter holidays from the first unofficial day of summer – Memorial Day. After holiday decorations get packed away, and winter sets in, it’s not uncommon to experience a touch – or more – of winter boredom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “the Earth laughs in flowers,” and there’s a good chance this thought came to him while he was touring England, a country filled with spectacular gardens. London itself has many beautiful gardens, from royal parks surrounding the palaces to small green spaces maintained by volunteer groups. These gardens help to bring out the beauty of the city’s landscaping.
Visiting Europe in the weeks before Christmas adds a whole new character to the holiday season, one that’s quite different from what is celebrated in the United States. Decorated to the hilt with greenery and lights, the towns and villages in Austria, Germany and France will delight visitors with traditional Christmas markets that each year overflow with unique holiday gifts, decadent Christmas goodies, and endearing holiday customs.
(NAPSI)—For over 200 years, the U.S. has experienced the benefits of decentralized government. Such an approach keeps control over many local matters in the hands of locally elected officials.
(BPT) - As many Americans get ready for holiday travel, one of the biggest decisions beyond the destination is deciding how to get there: to fly or drive. Factors like fuel or flight prices, dependability of the family vehicle, room for gifts and luggage as well as distance, inevitably come into play.
(NAPSI)—Many Americans have a warm spot in their hearts for a warm spot on the map—the Caribbean island of Aruba—especially during wintertime.
(BPT) - Traveling Europe may seem like a distant dream; tourists inundate cities during peak season, driving prices up. But your European dreams are attainable – if you travel during winter months. Europe can be much more affordable in winter and the quiet cities offer a more intimate and authentic experience.
Understanding the past can help us better appreciate the present and look toward the future. If you want a more meaningful vacation, an excursion to one of America’s most significant sites can be a step straight into history. Why not celebrate the Gettysburg Address’ and Yosemite National Park’s 150th anniversaries by delving into the rich landscape that hosted each monumental achievement?
No traveler can truly say they know Europe if they haven’t thoroughly explored two of its classic cities London and Florence. Between exploring everything royal and Renaissance, eating delectable foods at little cafes tucked on every corner, and touring the museums, these two world cities have so many sights to see, you’ll want to immerse yourself fully in the culture, history and “off-the-beaten-path” delights of each.
When it comes to traveling with family members, you really want to get it right. When done properly, family travel can bring different generations together and leave everyone with memories they’ll treasure for the rest of their lives. Given that potential, and considering the fact that family travel can involve substantial expense, it’s a smart idea to rely on experts in the field to make your family travel plans a reality.
(NewsUSA) - Most Americans believe that before Europeans settled the New World, the continents were largely uninhabited. But when Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492 there were at least 56 million people living here.
(NewsUSA) - Remember when you thought flying was fun?
(NAPSI)—Coordinating group travel—whether it’s with loved ones, good friends or new acquaintances—may be easier than you realize.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to leaving work behind, not everyone vacations the same way. That’s a key finding of a recent survey that revealed that boomers (individuals approximately 48−66 years of age) and millennials (individuals approximately 18−31 years of age) have very different approaches when it comes to what they want from a vacation. These differences can be seen in various areas-from how they approach social media while on vacation to how they maintain a work/life balance.
(NAPSI)—America’s veterans’ organizations can now receive the recognition they deserve in a new and intriguing way.
(NewsUSA) - Vacation only comes around once a year for some folks, so it has to be both relaxing and rejuvenating. Finding that balance, however, can be a tall order to fill -- unless you focus on the basics that make vacationers happiest.
(NAPSI)—As the nation commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the penning of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” one city will take center stage.