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    From the mountains to the seashore, explore the Lone Star State's nationally recognized sites

    (BPT) - History buffs, beach bums and backpackers know that Texas has more than a few options to choose from when it comes to enjoying their hobbies, but did you know that the state is also home to national parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the longest section of undeveloped barrier island in the world? Pack your bags and head to the Lone Star State for some nationally recognized fun.

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    Tips for last-minute family travel

    (BPT) - Everything takes more time with young children in tow. When even a simple grocery store trip takes strategic planning, most parents forget about organizing a weekend getaway, especially if it’s spontaneous.

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    10 packing hacks to streamline your move

    (BPT) - Moving brings a mix of emotions. Excitement about living in a new home is paired with angst and anxiety about the actual moving process. The most dreaded task is the one that takes the most time: packing.

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Friday 08/19/2016
From cliff jumping to paddleboarding: What it's like to spend a weekend in Maine
Updated: August 20, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - The power of nature is undeniable — all it takes is a few moments outdoors to feel refreshed and have your spirits lifted. So why limit yourself to short bursts of warm sunlight? With the wide-ranging landscapes that make up this country, there’s no shortage of unique experiences waiting to be discovered.   

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Thursday 08/18/2016
Foot care tips to keep vacationers on the go
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Clothing, passport, toiletries, accessories — when you travel you have a lot of important items to fit into your suitcase. But two of the most essential ingredients in an enjoyable vacation don’t go in your luggage: your own feet. Whether you’re walking on a sandy beach or strolling through a bustling marketplace, healthy feet that feel and look great can make the journey much more enjoyable.

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Monday 08/15/2016
Summer Smarts: Be Aware Of Cyber Threats When Booking Online Travel
Updated: August 16, 2016 - 1:32 am

(NAPSI)—The Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that mid- to end of summer is a busy travel time for many Americans, increasing business for vacation rental marketplaces like Airbnb, HomeAway (VRBO) and others. Traveling can be fun but it often comes with unwanted frustrations like high hotel expenses, the top headache for many travelers, according to a survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA).

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Saturday 08/13/2016
A foodie's guide to finding the best restaurants
Updated: August 14, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - This is the golden age of food. Diners are passionate about quality, freshness and experience. And like a performer feeding off an enthralled audience, chefs are putting more energy and dazzle into the restaurant experience.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
5 tips to surprise your significant other with a weekend getaway
Posted: August 10, 2016

(BPT) - Whether it’s driving up the Pacific coast, touring Civil War battlefields or spending a week in New York City, everyone has their list of dream vacations. While it’s easy to get caught up in dreaming about these big trips, we often forget that every weekend brings an opportunity to get away, relax and experience something new and exciting.

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Tuesday 08/09/2016
5 maneras de mantener la piel bella y saludable este verano
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Es hora de disfrutar los placeres del verano: vacaciones, descanso junto a la piscina, la playa o en la montaña, comidas al aire libre con paisajes de ensueño... Pero, si bien estar al aire libre nos ayuda a relajarnos y desconectar, también puede suponer un riesgo importante para la piel. Según una investigación publicada en el Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, la mayoría de los estadounidenses no utiliza factor de protección  solar a diario para protegerse de los dañinos rayos del sol.

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Save money, cut stress with savvy small-business travel tips
Updated: August 17, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - If you work for a small business, you're in good company. There are 28 million small businesses in the United States that provide 55 percent of all jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Monday 08/08/2016
5 reasons to bring your pet on a Gainesville vacation
Updated: August 10, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Your bags are packed and the car is ready to go; it’s time for a much needed vacation. But do you have the most important co-pilot of all? As a pet lover, your dog is a cherished member of the family and vacation wouldn’t be the same without your best friend along for the ride.

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Role reversal: Why dads should take the travel planning lead [Infographic]
Posted: August 08, 2016

(BPT) - - Don't let work and other obligations get in the way of family fun. No matter what time of year it is, dads can take the lead when it comes to travel planning. Whether it's a national park, a sporting event or an amusement park, see how dads are hitting the road with their kids.

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Thursday 08/04/2016
The smart traveler's guide to affordable autumn travel
Updated: August 12, 2016 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Are you in need of a vacation but would rather skip the cost and the crowds during the busy travel months? You're in luck; fall is considered the shoulder season at destinations across the country, which means you can relax and enjoy America's beauty without breaking the bank.

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