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How to Keep Life Spontaneous: Travel Adventures at Home and Beyond

(BPT) - We’ve spent the past year bookmarking the travel excursions of our dreams and now our next flight finally seems to be in sight. We’re all yearning for more spontaneity and adventure — to connect with the people we love while revisiting all the places we miss. This year we hope to lean into spontaneity like never before and embrace a change of scenery. Once we are ready to make plans and book trips, travel rewards cards like the new United QuestSM Card help to earn miles on all our adventures along the way and provide travel perks that make getting to and from your destination even more enjoyable.

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Wednesday 04/07/2021
Panama Invites Travelers to Experience the Destination’s Heritage
Updated: April 09, 2021 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Panama has long been regarded as the ‘Bridge of the World’ connecting the Americas, and its unique location provides visitors with the experience of a lifetime. The Central American country is gifted with having a wide range of rainforests, a desert, beaches on both of its coastlines, the Caribbean, and the Pacific all within driving distance of a cosmopolitan, modern city. Due to its small size and snake-like geographical shape, visitors can travel from one coast to the other in a matter of hours, making it the only place on Earth where you can see the sunrise on the Pacific Ocean and see it set on the Atlantic.

Monday 04/05/2021
Drug-free Ways To Deal With Morning Sickness
Updated: April 13, 2021 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—The National Center for Health Statistics estimates 4 million babies will be born this year. If you’re having one of them, congratulations. If that one is causing you morning sickness, you’re far from alone—almost 80% of pregnant women suffer morning sickness at some point—and, fortunately, you can do something to ease it. 

Take Care, Take Control

Here are hints on how:

Food: Avoid raw or lightly cooked eggs, soft and blue-veined cheeses and pate or liver products.

Beverages: Drink lots of water, milk and juice. It’s best to avoid alcohol and keep coffee and tea to a minimum.

 

Hygiene: Be scrupulous about cleaning food, particularly if you have pets. 

Exercise: Swimming, yoga and walking can help.

Smoking: Give it up as soon as you can for your own and your baby’s health.

Acupressure: Understandably, most women are wary of morning sickness treatments in case it harms their unborn child. Fortunately, there’s an easy, natural way to combat morning sickness without taking drugs. Sea-Band acupressure bands harness the natural effect of acupressure by applying continuous pressure on the P6 point on each wrist using a plastic stud. The bands are available on Amazon in sets of two and in a special “Morning Sickness Kit” including the wristbands, ginger lozenges and aromatherapy oil, all aimed at safely relieving nausea without drugs. 

Studies Show

A recent study in Italy found that morning sickness was reduced in 70% of women who used Sea-Bands and a study conducted by an American midwife showed that women wearing Sea-Bands also reported less anxiety, depression and hostility.

Learn More

For further facts and tips, visit www.sea-band.com.

 

8 steps to an epic national park vacation
Updated: April 07, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Summer vacation planning is already in full swing and it appears the great outdoors are calling. According to travel site Expedia.com, national parks and other outdoorsy destinations are among the most popular for the upcoming travel season. Making up more than 84 million acres, national parks throughout the United States offer plenty of room to experience nature at its most beautiful. But where exactly should a would-be park explorer begin? Take some advice from the experts at Expedia.

Wednesday 03/31/2021
How to vacation responsibly this year? Try these 7 tips
Updated: April 14, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - After months of cautionary travel and shelving vacation plans, people, especially those with families at home, are researching how they can indulge their wanderlust safely again. The goal is to enjoy a vacation in a responsible manner, creating memories while keeping yourself and others safe.

4 key tips: Choosing your best possible all-inclusive vacation
Updated: April 14, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - After a year of being stuck at home, many could use a change of scenery and a much-needed escape from the monotony of day-to-day life during the pandemic. Imagine waking up each morning and everything you need is right at your fingertips — sun, fun, entertainment, relaxation, great food and drink and your favorite travel companions.

5 ways to travel more sustainably
Updated: April 14, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - The pent-up global demand for travel is undeniable. Travelers around the world are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to pack a suitcase, visit new places, reconnect with the people they love and create new memories. In fact, two out of three Americans plan on traveling following the pandemic, according to a Hilton Survey.

Tuesday 03/30/2021
5 top road trips to satisfy your spring wanderlust
Updated: April 14, 2021 - 2:32 am

Wednesday 03/24/2021
Discover African American history in Virginia Beach
Updated: April 14, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Searching for a great, educational road trip that also helps you and your family learn about the rich history of African Americans? Look no further than Virginia Beach. You may already know the destination as the site of the original Jamestown settlement in 1607, at First Landing State Park. But there are countless stories about the area revealing more history you may not know. The history of African Americans throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia is a critical piece of the story of how America came to be. That story dates to 1619, when the first documented Africans arrived at what is now Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia.

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