Successful winter travel is all about successful navigation of winter weather and the holiday crowds. Preparedness and safety are key. Whether it’s a two-hour drive or a two-hour flight, traveling can be one of the most stressful parts of the holiday season. And while there are some things you can’t control, there are ways to make the most of your holiday travels this year.
On Thursday, November 9th, travel pro, Amy Goodman, will be available to discuss how she beats the winter travel blues. She will provide tips on the latest tricks, tools and trends to arm yourself against the mania and keep the holiday cheer alive.
With farm-to-table foods, markets and restaurants popping up everywhere, it’s no surprise more than three-quarters of moms are actively looking for locally sourced options when grocery shopping for themselves and their families, according to a new survey from the National Milk Life Campaign.1 As one of the original farm-to-table foods, milk often originates from dairy farms about 300 miles away from your grocery store2, and typically arrives in just 48 hours, on average, from many family-owned and operated dairy farms. Yet 77 percent of moms surveyed didn’t realize how far their milk typically travels from farm to glass.
Moms may also have misconceptions about what happens after milk leaves the farm, including what is added to the farm-fresh beverage before it goes to consumers. More than one-third incorrectly believe preservatives are added to milk, and nearly 18 percent think sugar is added. In reality, milk is remarkably simple and contains just three ingredients – milk, vitamin A and vitamin D – and no added sugar. Another third of moms didn’t know that pasteurization is the process that kills bacteria – extending milk’s shelf life and keeping it fresher for longer, ensuring it’s safe to drink.
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Drivers of late-model pickup trucks are likely to find themselves squinting into the darkness or temporarily blinding other drivers, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest headlight ratings show.
All four small pickups evaluated are available only with headlights that earn a poor rating. The same goes for 3 out of 7 large pickups. Only one large pickup, the Honda Ridgeline, is available with good-rated headlights, though all but the most expensive trim levels come with poor ones.
Pickups are the third vehicle category to be put through the IIHS headlight evaluations. Midsize cars were the first in March, followed by small SUVs in July.
IIHS launched its headlight ratings after finding that government standards based on laboratory tests allow for huge variation in the amount of illumination headlights provide in on-road driving. In the Institute's evaluations, engineers measure how far light is projected from a vehicle's low beams and high beams as the vehicle travels straight and on curves. Glare from low beams for oncoming drivers also is measured.
People all over the world can play on their smartphone or tablet a new game where five-time FIFA World Player Award winner Lionel Messi should overcome various missions. Playing the Messi Space Scooter Game gamers can win prizes like signed football shirts or a meet & greet with the best football player in the world himself.
For his achievements on the football pitch Messi recently received his fifth Ballon d’Or. In the Messi Space Scooter Game he travels with aliens in UFOs from the stadium to unknown worlds, where his scooter skills are tested during various missions.
Messi jumps over rocks, bridges and other obstacles, makes somersaults, stoops to drive through tunnels and is dodging rockets and monsters. Of course he is allowed to shoot balls to get a free passage. Along the way he collects coins and other things that gain points, with which players can win prizes.
Those vary from Messi Space Scooters, autographed football shirts and other sports gear to the grand prize: an all-inclusive trip to Barcelona for a meet & greet with Messi himself. The free game can be downloaded in the App Store or the Google Play Store.
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Extended Stay America – one of the largest owner operated hotel chains in the U.S., announced an exclusive partnership with The Noerr Programs, the premier provider of authentic Santa Experiences to nearly 300 of America’s top shopping centers. Extended Stay America hotels was hand-selected by The Noerr Programs and Santa Claus himself, for its comfort and home-like conveniences, and named “Santa’s Official Hotel,” while he travels away from the North Pole in his seasonal tradition of listening to children’s holiday dreams and wishes this season.
“We’re excited to partner with The Noerr Programs and Santa Claus, to help light up the holiday for travelers,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Tom Seddon. “Santa has been staying with us for years. As an iconic symbol of kindness and generosity, we believe Santa is perfectly aligned with our brand’s personality and the spirit you’ll find in our associates. During the holidays it is easy for travelers to get caught in the frenzy of the season and often times become stressed with balancing it all. Our Extended Stay America family, with a little magical help from Santa, looks to help ease holiday woes through the best way we know how -- extending the creature comforts of home so that guests can focus on enjoying time with loved ones and creating lasting memories.”
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Your reservation is confirmed! On Tuesday, October 7, Travel Channel premieres two original series featuring two hotel experts, on one new night. “Resort Rescue,” a new 13 episode one-hour original series, features New Zealand-born hospitality expert Shane Green. Using strategically placed hidden cameras, Green travels across the country on a mission to help ailing hotel and resort owners figure out what’s going wrong inside their establishments, and how to turn things around. Now on a new night, “hotel fixer” Anthony Melchiorri returns for a fifth season of the popular series “Hotel Impossible.” Melchiorri is as relentless as ever as he travels around the world helping struggling hotels get back on their feet and on the path to success.
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Hanes®, America's No. 1 apparel brand for men, women and kids, knows the importance of all-day comfort. To demonstrate just that, Hanes teamed up with comedic Vine sensation Logan Paul as he travels the country attending various events filming a series of video dares created by his fans. Ideal for any situation where it's essential to stay cool and dry, Hanes X-Temp is an innovative technology that wicks moisture and adapts to temperature by speeding or slowing cooling for all-day comfort. The Hanes X-Temp product line includes underwear, T-shirts and socks for men and women.
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Music lovers, surfers, thrill seekers and thousands of young people across the country will be able to experience the fun, potentially life-saving messages of the nation’s largest youth smoking prevention tour. truth® begins its 14th annual summer tour on Friday, June 13 in Houston, Texas, with its first stop on the Vans Warped Tour. truth’s crew of young adult “tour riders” will interact with teens and young adults across the country – providing them with facts and information about the marketing tactics of the tobacco industry and the health effects, addictiveness and social consequences of tobacco use.
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THE TIME TRAVELER’S ALMANAC edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer, the most extensive collection of time travel stories ever assembled, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Featuring both classic tales and contemporary fiction, world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer have culled more than a century’s worth of time-spanning literary travels to produce this definitive tome. Including over 70 stories with relevant essays and background information scattered throughout, The Time Traveler’s Almanac will serve as a time machine of its very own: the ultimate treasury of time travel stories, spanning the distance from the beginning of time to its very end. http://us.macmillan.com/thetimetravelersalmanac/AnnVanderMeer Fantasy/Scifi
The most starred chef in the world often travels to the countryside in search of local produce. But, this time, he is visiting a farm of another kind in the village of Le Brassus, Switzerland for quite another reason: the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Blancpain, another quite different realm from gastronomy that also strikes a chord with Joël Robuchon.
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