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Daily Journal's 2021 Citizens of the Year

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(BPT) - If you think you’ve been seeing more plug-in cars on the road or hybrid vehicles in the carpool lane lately, you are not imagining it. A recent Deloitte report found that high fuel prices, combined with lower maintenance costs, has EV interest poised for continued growth among U.S. c…

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(BPT) - Just because summer is coming to a close doesn’t mean that your travel plans have to end. Autumn is a beautiful season that has much to offer would-be travelers. If you’re planning a vacation this fall, consider heading to Rapid City, South Dakota.

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(StatePoint) When the sun is shining, it's no time to stay inside. Illinois and the surrounding area are made for being outside and enjoying everything it has to offer. It's time to go see some animals, taste some great local agriculture or find the next great post for your social media. 

(BPT) - Whether you're on a bike or behind the wheel, AARP members can explore savings this summer with benefits like AARP® Motorcycle Insurance Program from Foremost® and Exxon Mobil Rewards+™ points on qualified purchases. Learn more below.

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(StatePoint) When the temperature starts rising up, the best way to beat the heat is to get yourself near water. Luckily, you don't have to travel far to find a spot to get your fix. Illinois and the surrounding area are packed full of water destinations sure to bring the fun. 

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(BPT) - Spending time with your crew on the water this summer? There’s no better place to be! Boating, a longstanding American pastime, has seen a surge in popularity as millions of people recognize it gives you the freedom to explore and is one of the most fun, relaxing ways to escape stres…

(BPT) - Whether you're on a bike or behind the wheel, AARP members can explore savings this summer with benefits like AARP® Motorcycle Insurance Program from Foremost® and Exxon Mobil Rewards+™ points on qualified purchases. Learn more below. Read more

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(StatePoint) When the temperature starts rising up, the best way to beat the heat is to get yourself near water. Luckily, you don't have to travel far to find a spot to get your fix. Illinois and the surrounding area are packed full of water destinations sure to bring the fun.  Read more

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(BPT) - Spending time with your crew on the water this summer? There’s no better place to be! Boating, a longstanding American pastime, has seen a surge in popularity as millions of people recognize it gives you the freedom to explore and is one of the most fun, relaxing ways to escape stres… Read more

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(BPT) - Summer is traditionally a hot time for … well, everything. And from temperatures to travel plans, 2022 is proving no different. Air travel is making headlines due to rising prices and grounded routes. Along with the lingering effects of the pandemic and rising prices, consumers are p… Read more

(StatePoint) The warm weather doesn't last long in the Midwest, so when it's here you want to make good use of it. Spend some time in the sun out on a lake, cruising down a river, or exploring great nature sites.  Read more

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(BPT) - Any parent who’s spent time on the road with young kids understands the challenges involved. After all, toddlers aren’t known for their patience, emotional stability or ability to deal with the changes in routine that can occur on long car rides. According to a recent study from kids… Read more

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(BPT) - With summer here, now is the time to start thinking about your summer checklist! You most likely already have a list for packing for your next trip, so you don’t forget your swimsuit or passport, but you may have overlooked some essential safety items. Read more

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(StatePoint) After more than two years of pandemic-related restrictions, Americans are ready to break free and travel again. According to Expedia’s 2022 Travel Trends Report, more than two-thirds of Americans say they’re planning to “go big” on their next trip. But planning and budgeting for… Read more

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(BPT) - Summer is one of the busiest times on the road as many people head out on vacation and take long-distance road trips with friends, family and loved ones. To help Americans get safely from point A to point B this summer, Michelin and Lenscrafters encourage all drivers to partake in cr… Read more

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(BPT) - You're dreaming of a vacation where you can have fun while being healthy. You want to travel somewhere equal parts exciting and relaxing. You want meaningful experiences that inspire you to live your best life. And you are not alone, which is why wellness travel is experiencing huge … Read more

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(BPT) - Nearly 35 million American drivers will be on the road this summer and while EV infrastructure is still growing, the burgeoning part of the population of first-time EV owners may have to take additional steps to ensure a successful road trip. Read more

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(BPT) - You’re ready to travel, and searching for exciting new destinations — but where can you find experiences that astonish and amaze? The answer is a place that may not be far, but contains a whole new world of sights, sounds, tastes, smells and feelings for an epic vacation: Atlantic Ca… Read more

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(BPT) - June 21 marks the official start of summer — the season when families and friends pack up for vacation and/or weekend trips traveling the open road. Even if you’re not going far this season, there are plenty of adventures out “In The Real” that you can embark on nearby. A pickup truc… Read more

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(BPT) - Safety while traveling is just as important as it is at home. Whether heading to the beach or a cool mountain retreat, travelers far and wide are seeking relaxation and a chance to make memories and enjoy new experiences. Some simple precautions can help ensure your destination is as… Read more

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(BPT) - This summer, millions of Americans will set out on road trips without paying attention to a factor that could make or break their journeys: their tires. Whether your getaway is to local off-road trails or across the continent, there are a few important tire safety steps you should ta… Read more

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(BPT) - Travel is expected to be at an all-time high with vacations and weddings in full swing, which means the perfect opportunity for a summer romance in a new city or country. Dating apps like Bumble, the women-first dating and social networking app, can help you find new people you may b… Read more

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(BPT) - Vacationing with your family can be stressful when factoring in the logistics of keeping everyone happy. If you are one of the 60% of Americans currently planning summer getaways, here are a few hacks from Hampton by Hilton that will pave the way for a stress-free summer road trip. Read more

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(BPT) - As the sun starts to shine a little brighter in many parts of the country, people are itching to travel and get outside. Whether it is to the campground down the road or a trip across the country, it is important to have a vehicle outfitted for all your travel needs. Trucks are the p… Read more

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(BPT) - After limiting travel for the past two years, people are now ready to satisfy their wanderlust. Whether it's travel by air, sea or land, the journey to the destination can be part of the adventure, and it’s important to pack delicious foods to fuel you during your travels. Read more

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(StatePoint) Hiking fast isn’t necessarily about clocking your best time or the bragging rights, it’s about experiencing more goodness with friends and family. More alpine lakes, more craggy peaks and more wildflowers. More high fives at the summit, more victory snacks and more unexpected pa… Read more

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(StatePoint) When it comes to outdoor adventures, you never know what unexpected issues will arise. While you’re unlikely to pack a full toolbox, extra shoes or equipment due to space limitations, tape can offer quick fixes in a variety of situations, and is a must-have item to keep with you… Read more