(NAPSI)—Dreaming about a getaway can seem easier than planning one. From choosing a destination to narrowing down lodging and transportation, getting a vacation on the calendar takes some legwork. But once it's booked, you immediately reap the benefits. Experts say vacationers actually feel most happy before their trips thanks to the anticipation, according to a study in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life. To help you enjoy the happy effects of travel planning, try these tools that can streamline the process.
(BPT) - From identity theft to home burglary, it’s an unfortunate fact that senior citizens are often a target for criminals. By taking simple security measures while at home and out traveling, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood you or a loved one is victimized.
(NAPSI)—Renting a vacation home has become a popular choice among travelers, made easier than ever by trendy peer-to-peer sharing sites. Rather than squeezing into a hotel room, vacationers are spreading out and taking advantage of such benefits as extra space, convenience and privacy. Before booking a home base for what’s meant to be a relaxing getaway, however, travelers need to consider from whom they’re renting to ensure a trouble-free experience. Here are some important things to know before booking:
(NAPSI)—Taking five minutes to check your tires before your next road trip can be well worth it, considering the potential dangers and time lost by blowing out a tire.
(BPT) - Feeling stressed? Adding water to your summer plans may be one of the best remedies. More than four in five Americans say being around water relaxes them, and 72 percent feel healthier after spending time on the water, according to a 2015 Discover Boating survey by Wakefield Research.
(NAPSI)—As Walt Whitman is quoted in numerous graduation speeches as having said, “Not I—nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.” However, as most graduates have discovered, the first place they have to travel is probably away from school.
(NAPSI)—According to the travel industry analyst Skift, nearly half of America didn’t take a single vacation day in 2015. If you don’t want to be among the vacationless this year, now would be a good time to start planning—and booking—your next trip.
(BPT) - Looking to satisfy your wanderlust? There are no better travel partners than your girlfriends. From Mayo Clinic to Harvard University, research shows friendships improve health, happiness and longevity, so it is time to seize the day, or in this case, the weekend. Whether you want to reconnect or simply experience something new, planning a girlfriends’ getaway will not only make you happier and healthier, but is a snap if you keep a few expert tips in mind.
(BPT) - When it comes to driving in the rain, windshield wipers, headlights and brakes will only get you so far. More than 1 million car crashes occur each year as a result of weather conditions, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Most of them have to do with wet roadways, and many of them could likely be prevented by the right set of tires.
(StatePoint) The best way to get your kids to stop asking “are we there yet?” is to never have them ask in the first place!