Summer is upon us, which means pedestrians, pets, bicycles and motorcycles are out in force, requiring drivers to be even more cautious. No matter where you’re headed, the park close by or family vacation to the beach, it’s important to think about everyone who'll be traveling with you, especially children and pets.
As a driver, your responsibility is to know the law and protect those in your vehicle. Infants and toddlers need special care and safety seats are required by law in all 50 states.
Some states even have laws that require your furry friends to be restrained. New Jersey, for example, requires pets to be in a restraint or a carrier in the car. The fine for this violation is anywhere from $250 to $1000. Check with your department of motor vehicles or veterinary office for information on pet restraint in your state.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7493131-state-farm-safe-driving/
There's something about the road trip that really speaks to many Americans. It gives them the freedom to travel the country's highways and back roads to explore new places and familiar destinations. It allows them to taste local food and experience local culture–on their own timeline. And it's a cost-conscious way to have a truly memorable vacation.
It's only natural, then, that many people think road trips are the best way to travel. A brand-new survey from AARP Travel (http://travel.aarp.org), a valuable resource for America's 76 million baby boomers who spend over $120 billion annually in leisure travel, finds that more than 7 in 10 people 45-plus say that road trips are their favorite way to travel.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7488431-aarp-travel/
The Hangzhou Tourism Commission (HTC) announces the official launch of a social media campaign called, Global Tour 2015, which will send one U.S. and one Chinese family, along with a media “Storyteller,” on a free 30-day trip around the globe from July 24th through August 22nd.
The campaign was created to promote U.S. travel to a destination emerging on the global stage: Hangzhou, China, known for its beauty, perfect blend of traditional and modern Chinese experiences, and has become China’s top launch pad for tech start-ups, including home of e-commerce giant, Alibaba.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7536951-hangzhou-tourism-global-tour-2015/
On 6th May 2015, a delightfully different wedding took place. Two people who’d fallen in love after meeting on a Turkish Airlines flight returned, exactly one year later, to take their romance to another level.
When a beautiful Serbian actress, Vjera Mujović and Stefan Preis, an esteemed doctor from Germany boarded the same Turkish Airlines flight in May 2014, little did they know they’d be returning to the same spot for their wedding.
Having been seated next to each other on the TK 342 flight from Istanbul to Ulan Bator in Mongolia, the couple began chatting. It was kismet. They discovered shared values, thoughts and opinions, despite not only their different backgrounds but also their separate reasons for taking this trip. Before long, they were struck by Cupid’s arrow, and a year later, on 6th May 2015, they became husband and wife aboard the Turkish Airlines Belgrade-Istanbul flight on the same seats 5B and 5C, to be exact.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7527051-wedding-on-turkish-airlines-flight/
AARP Travel, a valuable resource for America's 76 million baby boomers who spend over $120 billion annually in leisure travel, today announced new insights into Multi-Generational family vacations (www.aarp.org/multigenvacation) - trips that include three generations or more, such as kids, parents, aunts/uncles and grandparents all traveling to one destination to vacation together.
The new research conducted by AARP Travel of people 45 and older offers valuable insights into multi-generational vacations including why families are going, where they're going, what they do on these family vacations, the challenges to plan them and why they create memories of a lifetime. AARP is also giving away a family vacation for six for an Alaskan cruise, Grand Canyon adventure, or Hawaiian getaway to one lucky sweepstakes winner. A daily prize drawing is also held and each day one winner will receive a gift card. Visit http://www.aarp.org/travelsweeps to participate in the sweepstakes.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7488431-aarp-travel/
Easter Seals, one of the country’s leading providers of child development services, introduces a new video with a cast of animated characters to help parents understand the importance of monitoring their child’s development. Make the First Five Count (makethefirstfivecount.org) is a movement to ensure all children are entering kindergarten with the right skills to succeed alongside their peers.
“Easter Seals is dedicated to ensuring all children have every opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Katy Beh Neas, Easter Seals’ Executive Vice President of Government Relations. “We’ve created this new video to help parents learn the basics of child development. At the new website, parents can find a screening tool and other information designed to support the well-being of children. Monitoring development should be treated as a common part of our annual routines, like spring cleaning or a trip to the dentist.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7172751-easter-seals-make-the-first-five-count/
Trekking through the Himalaya (with a short stop at Mt. Everest’s base camp), sailing the Ganges River, crossing the North Pacific Ocean on a container ship, meditating with monks in a Tibetan monastery – these are not the typical activities you might expect during a family vacation with two young children. But the Kirkby family is on an extraordinary adventure halfway around the globe – and inviting everyone to come along. Travel Channel’s mesmerizing and cinematic new series, “Big Crazy Family Adventure,” premiering Sunday, June 21 with back-to-back episodes at 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, follows wilderness guide, writer and award-winning photographer Bruce Kirkby throughout this epic trip – from his home in Kimberley, British Columbia, to a remote monastery in the Himalaya – with his wife, Christine Pitkanen, and their two young boys: Bodi, 7 and Taj, 3. There’s just one catch: on their 13,000-mile adventure they won’t be taking ANY airplanes. To fully experience the life-changing and serendipitous moments that exploring the world provides, they’ll get to their final destination through surface travel only – canoe, container ship, ferry, high-speed train, river boat, tuk tuk, pony, their own eight feet and more. The series is comprised of nine, hour-long episodes.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/70380510-travel-channel-big-crazy-family-adventure/
Booking.com, the world’s number one accommodation site, today unveils The Booking’s Best Awards – an exclusive award that goes to only 260 accommodations out of a possible 600,000 - as decided by over 40 million real, relevant and recent customer reviews. Whether it’s the tastiest breakfast, an off the beaten track stay or just plain value for money, the Booking’s Best Awards recognise that it’s the little things that can make or break a holiday.
“We know that accommodation can make or break a trip. With the incredible insight gained from the extensive number of guest reviews on our site, we are able to identify what it is that makes an accommodation unique, what adds that extra sparkle to a guest’s stay,’’ explains Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer of Booking.com. “We are so proud to work with our Booking’s Best awarded accommodations to give travellers the most unique and incredible experiences. Being called ‘Booking’s Best’ is an indication of quality that can be completely trusted as it comes directly from our verified guest reviews.’’
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7487251-bookings-best-awards-world-travel/
Bioré® Skincare is teaming up with Brittany Snow – their new Brand Ambassador – to create the #StripWithBiore Challenge from now till March 31st. Bioré® skincare and Brittany dare you to take on dirt and oil in your pores with new Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips, and encourage your friends to do the same— all for a chance to win a free trip to Los Angeles and attend a charity event supporting the Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder Movement, and walk the red carpet with Brittany Snow herself.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7449451-biore-pore-strips-brittany-snow/
AARP Travel's (http://travel.aarp.org), newest research on Romantic Travel reveals that 85% of Americans 45-plus have not taken a romantic vacation in the past two years. Therefore, AARP Love and Relationships Ambassador Dr. Pepper Schwartz explains in a new video that couples should plan a romantic getaway in order to spend quality time and bolster their relationship.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/66070-aarp-new-travel-website/
AARP Travel (http://travel.aarp.org), a valuable resource for America’s 76 million baby boomers who spend over $120 billion annually in leisure travel, today announced new research related to SOLO TRAVEL. Traveling solo has become a transformative way for people 45+ to get away and have the freedom to set their own schedules. Travel Channel host and AARP Travel Ambassador Samantha Brown and AARP Travel offer some valuable tips and even some discounts on solo vacations at www.aarp.org/solotravel.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/66070-aarp-new-travel-website/
Planning a holiday road trip? For some handy hints, watch whitewater kayaker Jim as he prepares to hit the road.
Jim's Road Trip Essentials
• Maps or a GPS
• Mobile phone & charger
• Water and food
• Car Insurance details
• First aid kit and torch
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