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Travel like a pro

New destinations are exciting, but sometimes the travel involved to get there can be … less than thrilling. If you have plans to travel this year, make sure you're prepared for the journey. We've listed everything you'll want for smooth travels during your next getaway!

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Vacationing with your dog

With the kids out of school for the summer, it's the perfect time to take a family vacation. And by family, I mean the whole family – the dog too!

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A trail for everyone

National Trails Day is here! This celebration occurs every year on the first Saturday in June. Trails can be enjoyed by walking, biking, hiking, horseback riding and so much more.

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Helping reptile friends cross the road

Did you know that May 23 is World Turtle Day? It's all about raising awareness for turtles and encouraging people to help them survive. Participating can be as simple as helping a turtle cross the road.

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Coexisting with bicyclists

Cycling has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. Towns across the country are adding bike lanes to their roads to become more bike friendly, and more and more people are ditching their car and using a bike as their primary form of transportation.

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Fireworks safety for the Fourth

Did you know that over 200 people will go to the emergency room each day in the months surrounding the Fourth of July because of firework-related injuries?

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Making the most of summer music festivals and outdoor concerts

If you're a music lover like me, you rejoice in the summertime. That's because it's a spectacular concert season! Music festivals and outdoor concerts abound, offering some of the best opportunities to experience your favorite music live. But this is no secret.

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Tips for being a safe hunter

Keep hunting trips safe for yourself and your surroundings before you enter the woods this fall.

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Sittin' on a bale of hay — 7 ways to stay safe on hayrides

There's perhaps nothing that more embodies fall than heading down to the local pumpkin patch. You can pick out the perfect gourd for carving, purchase apple cider and donuts, wander through a corn maze and hop on a hayride. Seriously, who doesn't enjoy riding through a farm or orchard while sitting on a bale of hay? I've enjoyed plenty of them. But I'm also a living testament to the dangers they present.

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Sparkler safety tips

Did you know that sparklers burn at temperatures upwards of 1200°F? They're also the leading cause of firework-related injuries in children under 12. Make sure your fun doesn't get interrupted by a flaming mistake this summer!

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Fireworks and the Fourth: 9 tips for safe celebrations

The most common type of boating accident is a collision with another vessel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. To avoid this and other issues on the water, here are some responsible boating tips that will help keep your family and your boat safe.

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A trip to the dog groomers

Intervention: it's time to take your stinky pup to the groomer! No matter what kind of dog you have, short-haired or long, a trip to the groomer is well worth the investment.

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Safety on the slopes

Whether you are new to skiing and snowboarding or you practically grew up on the slopes, you probably know that understanding the proper techniques and safety criteria are imperative when anticipating a trip through the cold. Take notice of these reminders so you can fully appreciate your journey through the snow!

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The best month for a road trip? Four reasons it's October

I'm going out on a limb and declaring October the best month for a road trip. Do I have meteorological data, research, or a Gallup® poll to back me up? No, I'm just basing it on my experiences.

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Five coolest places to travel in the U.S.A.

Ah, summer. It's the time of year the whole country comes alive and beckons us to get on the road and experience it. That's why I've put together this list of what I consider the five coolest places to visit in the U.S. If you've never been to these places, now is the time to explore!

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