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(StatePoint) Whether you’re a serious angler or you only dabble with the sport, the right gear can make your next fishing trip a success.

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(BPT) - Are you planning a classic American road trip? With a tank of gas, the right attitude and some smart supplies, you can explore amazing locales on a budget.

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(StatePoint) You don’t have to wait until summer to pack up the family for a fun waterpark adventure. The indoor waterpark concept was first pioneered in Wisconsin Dells and the region is now chock-full of both indoor and outdoor parks. Here are some great tips to prepare for and enjoy a fam…

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(StatePoint) As outdoor enthusiasts know, there are important preparations to make for extreme weather conditions. However, having gear that easily transitions between seasons means that you will always be organized and equipped to hit the road for an adventure whenever the mood strikes.

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(BPT) - Average airline ticket prices rose about 5 percent in 2018, and when you factor in the cost of a hotel, car rental and other expenses, trips in 2019 could become even more expensive. Now more than ever it's important to be smart and utilize a range of ways to save when making travel …

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(BPT) - Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, if you spend your career on the road or even just take an occasional road trip, it may seem tough to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you’re on the go. The sedentary hours spent behind the wheel, combined with the seemingly lim…

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(BPT) - Savvy travelers know Nanjing as a hidden treasure, offering an array of rich historical and cultural sites for visitors to explore. Located in Jiangsu Province just outside of Shanghai, this city of more than 8 million sits along the Yangtze River, with the majestic Purple Mountain r…

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(BPT) - For many parents, you buckle up your kids and off you go to day care, school or the park. You trust their car seat or booster seat will keep your child safe should something happen, but are you sure the seat you installed months or years ago is truly secure?"I am deeply concerned tha…

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(BPT) - Looking for a window into the past? For families, history buffs, students — and anyone aspiring to understand the legacy of African-Americans who helped shape our country's history — there's no better place than Virginia. Explore the significance and impact of African-American histor…

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(StatePoint) It may be winter, but that’s no reason to put your outdoor adventures on hold. When you’re properly equipped, you may find you can brave all kinds of weather.

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(BPT) - No matter where you live, the weather can be unpredictable any time of year. Storms can disrupt your family’s routine, but a little preparation can mean reducing the stress that unexpected weather events can cause. Preparing for storms or other weather conditions just takes a few pra…

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(BPT) - While you may not need more reasons to visit Hawaii beyond its natural beauty and pristine beaches, the islands also celebrate unique cultural events to make any vacation truly memorable. The melting pot of cultures in the Aloha State make Hawaii different than any other place on ear…

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(BPT) - While Hawaii is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches, it may not be the first location that pops into your mind when you think of whale watching. If you’re a fan of the most majestic marine mammal on earth, you owe yourself the opportunity to view North Pacific Humpback Whales i…

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(BPT) - Do you remember being a child, sitting in front of a glowing television? The familiar theme song would play, color would fill the screen and there they’d be — that futuristic family in a flying cartoon car. It was an incredible sight, one that filled us with wonder and excitement, an…

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(BPT) - People who visit Florida's Space Coast often end up making it their favorite vacation destination, mainly because it features such a wide range of enjoyable activities for all ages. Rich in entertainment and adventure, new learning experiences and natural beauty, the area is consider…

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(BPT) - According to Podcast Insights, 73 million Americans listen to podcasts regularly, seven per week on average. You can find a podcast about virtually any subject that strikes your fancy, so if you're looking for a new show to engage and delight you, there is no shortage of fun, informa…

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(BPT) - Looking for the perfect getaway? Nestled in the heart of Northern California is a remarkable hidden gem: Downtown Napa. A picturesque, unique place with much more to do than any other small town, Napa attracts a wide variety of travelers, tempting the wine and food lover, plus those …

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(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…

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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 …

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(BPT) - "From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific" … because it’s time for winter vacations! 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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(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 m…

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(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 yo…

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(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 p…

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(BPT) - Last year we experienced an unprecedented cold and flu season. The CDC reported an early flu season and much higher than expected rates of hospitalizations for the flu. It is never too early to start preparing your home and workplace to prevent the spread of this viral and infectious…

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(StatePoint) Planning for the holiday season? Whether you’re a guest or a host, there are easy ways to ensure that everyone enjoys their time with family and friends. Check out these tips for a joyful holiday season:

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(StatePoint) There’s no need to resign yourself to the gym all winter long. Outdoor adventures are the perfect way to stay fit and have fun, even during the chilliest months of the year.

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(StatePoint) At any given time, up to 5,000 aircraft are in American skies. Ten million passenger flights took place in 2016. The “Golden Age” of air travel may feel like it’s long gone in a time of heightened security and since the advent of mass affordable flight, but experts say that cons…

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(BPT) - Where do the red and orange hues of Australia’s iconic outback meet white sand beaches and turquoise blue water? Where can you walk off the shore and instantly experience pristine coral reef during a special drift snorkel? It’s where the best marine encounters in the world are part o…

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(StatePoint) More than half of Americans are planning to take a vacation this summer, according to a Bankrate survey. While these excursions are meant to be fun and relaxing, road trips and long flights can lead to health risks that you know about, like jet lag, and some you may not be famil…

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(StatePoint) When it comes to outdoor adventures, tape is at the top of most gear lists for its wide variety of uses -- from torn tents to broken fishing poles to ripped hiking gear. No matter if you’re an avid outdoorsman or an occasional adventurer, here are a few tape tips and ideas tha…