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(BPT) - With the summer season winding down, the onset of fall foliage with the cooler temperatures, and a variety of events and festivals, fall presents one of the best times of year to visit the Lone Star State. Fall in Texas means plenty of fairs, outdoor music events, cheering crowds, wine harvests and more.
(NAPSI)—There are some people who will always lean toward putting off until tomorrow what they could do today. Procrastinating-and according to experts at the University of North Carolina, everyone does it at some time—may be something we do for good reasons. These can include being busy or being a perfectionist, and sometimes it just works because you only get motivated by the looming deadline to do the job.
(BPT) - If you enjoyed every minute of your summer vacation or you were completely booked with fun activities, you might have some last-minute back-to-school shopping left to do before the bell rings this fall. If you are a little behind in checking all of your kids’ school supplies off the shopping list, you can still find some good deals online.
Vacation season might be wrapping up as children everywhere prepare to head back to school soon. The lucky ones among us, though, might be able to squeeze in one more quick trip. For some, that means air travel. Having completed my fair share of that already this summer, I wanted to share a list of five things you should never do on an airplane. Many of these things seem like common sense, but so does not ironing in your sleep and yet they still have that warning on the box. I am not kidding when I tell you that I’ve witnessed each and every one of these actions taking place on a flight. And so I’m doing what any writer would do and voicing my frustrations in writing for all the world (or my captive Southern Arizona audience, at least) to read. It might be a passive aggressive act, but some things just need to be addressed, don’t you agree?
(BPT) - While many Americans are enjoying or planning their last big hurrah for the summer – the beach, music festivals, campfires and time with family and friends – some may not be quite so lucky. Here are some facts you should know about your prized vacation time.
(BPT) - Summer is often a great time to tackle your do-it-yourself and “making” projects. But between summertime travel, social commitments and long hours at the office, carving out time to “make” can be challenging.
(NAPSI)—According to the 2014 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, “the summer will be exceptionally hot across much of North America, with ‘oppressive’ humidity throughout the eastern half of the United States.” How do most Americans plan to cope? By seeking solace in the comfort of their homes and catching up on their favorite TV shows, made possible in part by the advent of the streaming media player.
(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Nearly every parent has probably heard a child recite the famous four words of a family vacation – “Are we there yet?”
(BPT) - Summer is all about spending time outdoors – either at home or away. Whether you’re hitting the road or taking a trip to the local park, it’s time for fun in the sun. And when you’re preparing for fun outside, remember that there are safety concerns to consider as well.
It’s still summer vacation — the kids are out of school for a few more weeks — but we have some big news on the education front — billions of dollars big. A Maricopa County judge ruled that the legislature has to add about $300 million to its budget for Arizona’s K-12 schools right now and as much as $2.9 billion over the next five years.
Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.
(BPT) - If this year’s summer vacation plans involve more hardware than beachwear, don’t fret. Just apply tried-and-true trip-planning principles to your “staycation” renovation plans and you can ensure both your time and money are well spent.
With summer drawing to a close, people across the country are looking ahead and planning their next vacation. However, for those who are living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, planning for a vacation may bring back some anxious memories from summer about feeling uncomfortable in a bathing suit or other warm-weather clothing. A recent survey revealed that more than half of Americans who have experienced GI symptoms agree that wardrobe changes or adjustments may be needed to accommodate discomfort or pain associated with these symptoms.
(BPT) - Summer road trips can be tough. From the Cleavers to the Kardashians, being stuck in a crowded car for hours can be hard for any family – and while vacations are fun, surviving the trip is easier said than done. This year, as you haul the family on your annual road trip, remember the key to success lies in the ultimate entertainment toolkit.
(StatePoint) Back to school shopping can seem tedious and boring for some students. But you can help your young ones get motivated for a new school year by getting them more involved in the experience.
(Family Features) The kids are out of school and you’ve been stockpiling your vacation time for months. It’s prime time to hit the road (or skies) for a well-deserved getaway. But before you dust off that suitcase, take some time to assess the protection of one of your most valuable travel tools — your smartphone.
(Family Features) Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or with the entire family, there are ways to get where you’re going and enjoy your time there without spending your life savings. One of the easiest ways to save on summer travel is to take advantage of free websites and mobile apps that do the deal finding for you.
(BPT) - If you’re on the way to the cabin or in the middle of an amazing family summer vacation, the upcoming school year is probably quite far from your mind. However, school will be here before you know it, and it’s important to make sure your child or teen has all the tips and tools he or she needs to be successful this year. As those helpful - and oftentimes required - educational tools continue to get more expensive, it is in your best interest to teach your children how to keep their property safe.
As the summer months hit full swing and temperatures rise, many snowbirds will return to their out-of-state summer homes in cooler climates.
(StatePoint) Summer: six tiny letters that conjure memories of catching fireflies at dusk, barbeques, running barefoot through the sprinkler and last but not least -- vacation.
(BPT) - Moving up – vacating your current, smallish home for a larger, roomier abode – was the American way before the Great Recession. Now that the economy is humming again, at least some of the people who stayed put during those lean years will be looking to move into larger, nicer homes this summer. High demand and low inventory, however, may leave many with nowhere to go. Some will rediscover a time-honored space-gaining technique: attic conversion.
(BPT) - Summer vacation means children, teens and in-betweens are spending more time at home, resulting in more messes, mud and madness. By tackling a few projects around the home now, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and carefree days ahead.
(BPT) - Summer vacation is here and with it, the frustration of packing a suitcase to cover a trip’s worth of activities. But with careful planning and reuse of key items, it’s easy to look fashionable no matter where your travels take you.