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Taking responsibility on winter roads
(BPT) - You can find a large number of alarming videos on the Internet showing cars crashing on snowy roads. We can see from these videos that driving too fast on snow or ice covered roads is risky and leaves you vulnerable to crashes. However, it's not just fast driving that causes accidents, but ... More >>

Salt is key to winter driving safety [Infographic]
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Winter is coming: Do you need to change your tires? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Hint: Winter tires aren’t just for driving in the snow. ... More >>

New year, new boat: Why winter is one of the best times to buy a boat
(BPT) - Post-holiday sales aren’t the only deals to be found this winter. Winter boat shows offer some of the best pricing and incentives of the year — a major draw for the estimated 87 million Americans who take to the water each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Ass... More >>

Drive safer at any age using the top vehicle technologies
(BPT) - New technologies are responsible for many of the advances, comforts and conveniences of modern life, from the smartphone to wearable items such as “smart” wristwatches and eyeglasses. That’s no different in the car, where new technology is helping people drive more safely.... More >>

Vacationing abroad this winter? Don't let hepatitis A ruin your fun
(BPT) - Did you know that hepatitis A infections are on the rise in the United States? Almost half of new infections are among Americans traveling abroad after eating contaminated food or water. Hepatitis A is common in many parts of the world, including in popular tourist destinations in Cent... More >>

Road rules: Sharing America's best advice for drivers [Infographic]
(BPT) - Car crashes remain the No. 1 killer of teens, with 2,614 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To help address the issue, Michelin launched its #SharingSafety initiative, crowdsourcing and shari... More >>

5 winter driving tips to keep you safe, not sliding
(BPT) - What do you love most about winter? Is it the skiing and the sledding, the trips to the winter carnivals or seasonal get-togethers? There’s plenty to love about winter — and often that means driving out to enjoy those things.With sleet, snow and ice, winter weather can make your... More >>

Five hacks to travel smart with your smartphone
(BPT) - Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple or with your entire extended family, there’s one thing you likely won’t forget to bring on your trip: your smartphone or tablet. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, according to the Pew Research Center, and a... More >>

5 ways to ease winter travel woes
(BPT) - Whether you’re going back home, traveling to a new and interesting destination or simply escaping the weather, winter trips can be stressful. If you’re not prepared, traveling in the winter months can cause headaches, with the potential for weather-related delays and crowded roa... More >>

Top travel trend for 2016: Dude ranches
(BPT) - Planning a trip for 2016? While the beach is warm and a cruise ship is lovely, you’ve done those trips before. This year you want something unique that will create lasting memories and bring you closer to your family.“More people are visiting dude ranches due to the desire to do... More >>

Traveling for the holidays? Beware these 5 bed bug hotspots
(BPT) - Will you be heading to Grandma’s house this holiday season? Or taking a long-awaited vacation in a tropical location? Whether you’re driving over the river and through the woods or flying to a luxury hotel in a premier resort, it pays to take steps to ensure you don’t come... More >>

A New Year's resolution you can stick to
(BPT) - It’s time again when millions faithfully pledge to better themselves by making numerous New Year’s resolutions. Some estimates report more than 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only about 8 percent achieve their goals. Happy New Year, indeed.The typ... More >>

5 tips to protect yourself from cybercrime during holiday travel
(BPT) - Travel season is upon us, and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics says the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is among the busiest of the year, with more than 98 million people traveling throughout the season last year. These busy, unassuming travelers could be a hacke... More >>

Is warming your engine a winter must? 5 tips for better cold-weather car care
(BPT) - Warming up his car for a few minutes before heading to work is a winter morning routine for Steve Bailey. “I hate getting into a cold car, so letting it warm up for five minutes is as important for me as for the vehicle,” says Bailey, who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.“M... More >>

4 smart ways to avoid unhealthy eating while traveling
(BPT) - No one wants to come home from vacation packing extra pounds in addition to great souvenirs and fond memories. Yet even the most dedicated, healthy eater can find it difficult to maintain good dietary habits while traveling. New surroundings, new cuisines, a need for convenience and all tha... More >>

Wonderful water: How hydrotherapy can improve your health
(BPT) - If you’ve promised yourself you’ll become a new, healthier you in the New Year, good for you! You’ll probably work to improve your eating habits, exercise more and reduce stress. You might also consider a time-honored, effective tactic that’s resurfaced among health-... More >>

New technology makes winter driving safer
(BPT) - Wherever you are in the United States, winter is coming, and for some parts of the country it’s already here. That brings festivities, good cheer, and in at least 70 percent of the country, snow and ice on the roads. While you may think those big, old plow trucks look like something v... More >>

Survey says Americans don't hesitate to travel when sick, so take steps to protect yourself against the spread of germs
(BPT) - If you’re among the millions of Americans who relish seeing loved ones during the holidays, there’s good news and bad news. The good: you’ll get a chance to visit with family and friends, since 66 percent of Americans say they plan to travel this holiday season. The bad: 1... More >>

5 simple tips to travel like an expert
(BPT) - Wouldn’t you love to take an expert traveler with you on every trip? Someone who would know exactly what to do in every situation? Someone who could get you where you needed to be as quickly as possible? Well, you can’t always choose who your travel partners are, but you can mak... More >>

5 tips for stress-free holiday travel
(BPT) - Americans took more than 11 million flights in November and December 2014, according to the U.S. Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, and many experts believe that number is on track to grow this year. If you’re worried about long lines and potential flight delays, these five ti... More >>

The most diverse and popular accommodation platform in the world hits over 1 billion guests [Infographic]
(BPT) - -, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], reveals new data on the vast number and variety of bookable rooms available across the 820,000 properties on, as well as the unique places guests have chosen to rest their heads over the last year.’s 82... More >>

5 ways to make sure your pet has a safe holiday
(BPT) - Though everyone cherishes the holidays as an opportunity to catch up with friends and family, they don’t always feel like a vacation. AAA estimates that more than 98.6 million people travel over the holidays each year — meaning that neither trains, planes, or automobiles ar... More >>

4 festivals you can't miss in Suzhou, China
(BPT) - True adventure seekers do not just look to sit on the beach during their next expedition. They aim to fully immerse themselves into a brand new and fascinating culture. If this resonates with your thought process, it’s time to pick your next exciting destination. While you’re li... More >>

9 ways to travel smart during the holidays
  (BPT) - The holiday season is quickly approaching, and is notoriously one of the most heavily traveled seasons. From planning to packing and getting to your final destination, these nine smart tips will help you enjoy the journey wherever the holiday season takes you. Alleviate data fee... More >>

Mancations in the Lone Star State
(BPT) - Football games, tailgating, barbecue and the onset of cooler temperatures make Texas the perfect destination for any fall guys getaway. Check out the top five reasons to plan your next “mancation” to the Lone Star State.1. Miles and Miles of BarbecueThe highlight of every vacati... More >>

Ecuador through artists' eyes
(BPT) - Mention South America, and most travelers envision the mysterious Amazon, the majestic Andes, the unmatched Galapagos Islands and the magnificent Pacific beaches. What many don’t know is you can enjoy these experiences and more, conveniently packaged in a country roughly the size of C... More >>

Car talk: Americans and their car conversations
(BPT) - Americans like company when they’re driving, as long as the talk isn’t centered on thorny topics. However, family talk — especially talk surrounding black sheep family members — is a favorite conversation topic. These were the recent findings in the latest Hankook Ti... More >>

Florida vacation ideas to make everyone happy
(BPT) - In one of the world’s great ironies, planning a vacation can be one of the most stressful and vacation-demanding activities you can take on — especially if you have kids. With everyone clamoring to do something different, finding the perfect spot can feel impossible. The simple ... More >>

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