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    Home security tips for the holidays

    (BPT) - For many, the holiday season means travel! In fact, millions of U.S. residents travel more than 50 miles away from home during the holiday season. Unfortunately, burglars are also aware of these holiday season travel statistics. While many families look forward to the holidays, it is easy to get carried away with excitement and forget to prepare your home for your time away. There’s nothing worse than coming back from a relaxing vacation to a stressful situation at home, so it is best to be prepared and protect your home before you travel.

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    5 surprising things you'll find on your Midwest vacation

    A winter escape to Wisconsin offers some surprisingly luxurious amenities. Visiting cooler temperatures gives you the chance to focus on the beautiful scenery as well as an opportunity to destress, at a location that offers equal parts wellness and indulgence. Read on for five things you'll find on your relaxing Midwest vacation:

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    5 winter driving tips from the tune-up to the tunes

    (BPT) - "From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific" … because it’s time to head home for the holidays! No matter their destination, Americans are more than twice as likely to drive as fly this year (76 percent vs. 24 percent), according to Hankook Tire’s newest Gauge Index Survey.

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Tuesday 12/11/2018
Make traveling somewhere exciting your New Year's resolution
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution before? If you have, chances are you’ve tried to lose weight, advance your career, learn a new hobby or achieve some other such goal to reinvent yourself. All of these goals require a long-standing commitment and many fizzle out, leaving you feeling unsatisfied.

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Monday 12/10/2018
Take the family on an RV adventure [Video]
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

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Thursday 12/06/2018
One industry's efforts to employ veterans
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Following military service, many veterans feel overwhelmed by the transition to civilian life and the decision about what’s next. While veterans may feel that it’s challenging to identify civilian jobs that match their skills, there are job opportunities across the country and in their own backyard — they just need help finding them. 

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Road salt reduces crashes by up to 88 percent
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Each winter, drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent they are on their 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.

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Hong Kong: One Place, Two Perspectives [Video]
Posted: December 06, 2018

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Arkansas offers year-round access to mountain biking trails for riders of all skill levels
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Arkansas boasts a mild four-season climate, diverse terrain and unparalleled beauty, making it the ideal destination for year-round mountain biking for riders of all skill levels.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
How to prepare your car for winter weather
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Winter driving can pose a real threat to your safety. From slippery roads to a lack of visibility, you need to be ready for lots of dangerous conditions. But a little preparation can go a long way to keeping you and your family safe. Here are the hazardous weather conditions you’re most likely to face this winter and how to prepare your car for the driving challenges they present.

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Monday 12/03/2018
From sand to snow: 8 ways for savvy travelers to win at winter
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - What’s better than a simple stroll through the snow? Completely winning at winter! All right, maybe the season isn’t technically a competitive sport, but there are ways to make the most of the shortest days of the year — with where and how you choose to travel. Here are eight ways you (and your wallet) can win this winter.

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Perfect Perth: Your travel guide to Australia's sunniest capital city
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - Imagine mornings exploring Australia’s rich culture, afternoons playing on warm, white sand beaches and evenings savoring the country's award-winning wine, incredible local produce, and impressive nightlife.

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Thursday 11/29/2018
5 tips for holiday road travel
Updated: December 18, 2018 - 2:38 am

(BPT) - If you’re planning to travel for the holidays this year, you’re not alone. Over 107 million people traveled last year for the holidays, according to estimates from the American Automobile Association (AAA), and more than 97 million of them did so along the nation's highways. If you plan to join them this year, traffic and potholes aren't the only potential problems you'll need to navigate. Weather can also be a challenge during the holidays. According to the Federal Highway Administration, over 70 percent of the roads in the United States are located in snowy regions, which receive five inches of snow or more, on average each year.

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