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Lifestyle & Trends - Travel
Outdoor gear that performs year-round
Rugged camping gear is no longer just for adventurers and niche outdoor sports. High-tech or activity-specific outdoor products are gaining popularity because they also come in handy every day and around the house.
Traveling made simple: easy, convenient snacks to tag along on your next trip
With family vacation time nearly here, it's tempting to give in to "fast" food options on the road. But faster options usually leave a lot to be desired as far as nutrition goes, especially for little ones. Try these creative ways to spice up your family's snack routine and help you enjoy delicious and nutritious snacks on the go.
Is there such a thing as a typical traveler? Not anymore. Travelers run the gamut in age, interests, preferences, likes and dislikes. For couples, families and solo travelers alike, travel preferences have never been so diverse. Nor has the world of travel been so accessible and appealing. And, if you're thinking about traversing the world as a solo traveler, there's never been a better time to go.
Secrets of what's driving American travelers this season
Now that spring has sprung, drivers will be hitting the road in earnest to enjoy the warmer weather. In fact, according to Hankook Tire's latest Quarterly Gauge Index, 56 percent of Americans are planning to take a road trip that involves driving 50 miles or more. On average, they estimate they will drive 1,025 miles. What is it about spring - besides the obvious pleasurable weather - that has so many people hitting the road?
Keep your cool: Don't get stuck on the road this summer
Summer is the time for road trips, whether they cover thousands of miles across the country, or are "staycation" day trips. The most important component that makes your vehicle run is the engine. Your vehicle will last longer if you take care of the engine by following regularly scheduled maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer.
Must-do trip for any traveler: a Panama Canal cruise
It might seem that, to find a relatively untouched tropical paradise, you'd need to travel halfway around the world. However, one of the best-kept secrets in travel - Panama - is close at hand and has everything you could want in a warm-weather getaway.
Responsible ridership and safety are the first steps toward personal watercraft fun
One of the easiest and most fun ways to enjoy everything the water has to offer is on a personal watercraft (PWC). Personal watercrafts have taken great strides toward modernization; the PWCs of today are quiet, run on clean four-stroke technology engines, include significant safety features, are more stable, and are designed to accommodate up to three passengers.
Going on vacation can be stressful too: knowing where to go, what to see and how to get there. More often than not, the joy of actually going on vacation takes a backseat to the hassles encountered along the way. That's where a tour comes in.