Travel

Brandpoint’s travel articles will bring your readers’ dream trips one step closer to fruition. Travel tips, vacation suggestions and advice on finding a great travel deal are just some of the topics covered in this section.

Serve your country and explore the world simultaneously It’s no secret that world travel is one of the most exciting perks enjoyed by men and women in America’s Navy. Check out all the travel benefits Sailors can experience during service....
'Run for the roses' tour taps the excitement of the Kentucky Derby You don’t have to be an equine aficionado to appreciate the thrill of thoroughbreds thundering down the dirt track in pursuit of the winner’s garland. Whether your interest in the Kentucky Derby is primarily sporting...
Easy ways to create a home sweet vacation rental home If you’re planning a family getaway or a trip with a large group of friends, it’s a great opportunity to explore staying at a vacation rental. Consider these expert tips....
Running on empty: How far can you really go? It's no secret that an automobile can continue to run after the fuel light comes on, but should drivers rely on the extra mileage it allows? Consider this expert insight....
No more road rage: How smart cities and driverless cars make life better for everyone Driverless cars, delivery drones and smart buildings: they all seem like things you’d see in a sci-fi movie. But all those futuristic developments could soon roll onto American roadways, and many Americans overwhelmingly support the...
Try something new for New Year's Eve: Ring in 2015 in Paris Why not get an early start on embracing the “new” by welcoming in the new year in a fresh and unique way – by traveling abroad and spending New Year’s Eve somewhere exciting? And what...
Let the past guide your future travel plans Using last year’s travel trends and hotel prices is a great way to plan your current adventures and vacation budget. You get the best of both worlds – learning from other travelers’ experiences and visiting...
The road to happy: tips to boost happiness on vacation Do vacations make you more happy or less happy? The answer, according to new research: It depends....
Will your vacation reduce stress or create it? [Infographic] Have you ever felt worse after your vacation?  There may be a reason.  Learn how to alleviate stress and generate more happiness on vacation.     ...
The key to a summer vacation full of amazing surprises: The Texas Gulf Coast Summer vacation season will be here before you know it, and to ensure yours is full of family-friendly fun, you’ll need to move quickly and be creative. You need some out-of-the-box thinking, and a location...
Head-to-toe tips for picking and packing summer travel togs Vacation packing is an art-form, one every mother must master if she wants her family to be comfortable and well-dressed while traveling. Running out of clean clothes, having to do laundry, or wearing outfits that...
Sensational spring break 2014: How travelers' plans are stacking up [Infographic] Finally, it’s that time of year. The sun stays out a bit more. The snow melts bit by bit. Birds chirp. Winter may be on the wane after all. That means it’s time to head...
From carnival to Corcovado, check out Rio's must-see sights Few cities in South America possess the exotic cache of Rio de Janeiro. And whether you go to savor the excitement of a carnival event or to bask in the solemnity of the towering Christ...
Traveling? Check out these tips on how to stay healthy As vital as vacations are for our mental well-being, many of us find ourselves compromising on nutrition when we travel. Being away from our routines - and our own kitchens - can throw our weight...
Five sure-fire steps for planning the most memorable family vacation of your life It’s no secret that families are busy these days. Between mom and dad’s careers, the kids’ school demands and extra-curricular activities, quality time together as a family is hard to come by. This busy lifestyle...
Exclusive tour hits a home run with insider's look at great American pastime Baseball’s popularity transcends generations; the great games, players and baseball events of the past still ignite discussion when comparing them to today’s stars and match-ups. A four-day exclusive offers fans a chance to visit the...
Crave beyond-the-beach excitement? Four must-try vacation ideas Heading on vacation? This year, instead of settling for just sitting on the beach, think about embarking on an experience-based adventure....
Five crazy cruise features you have to try Cruise liners are no longer just giant ships heading to enviable destinations. They are small, floating cities, destinations unto themselves, packed with unexpected entertainment from on-board planetariums to skydiving experiences....
Simple steps to hassle-free family vacationing Was your last family vacation a spectacle that would have made Clark Griswold proud? While Clark’s heart was always in the right place, his family vacations often suffered from less-than-stellar planning and unrealistic expectations. Fortunately,...
Road salt supplies crucial to winter safety Each winter drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and...
10 tips to make air travel (almost) comfortable Let’s face it – cramped quarters, stale air and little leg room are nobody’s idea of comfort. But just because you have to reevaluate the size of your personal bubble as soon as you step...
What to expect in travel in 2014: Big sporting events drive interest in this year's hottest locations Where’s everybody going? The travel forecast for 2014 points to destinations inspired by a whole lot of sportsmanship and team spirit. Hot spots expected to trend this year include North American ski resorts catering to...
Small ship cruising delivers intimacy and adventure Small ship cruising delivers all the plusses of traveling on larger ships with the added bonus of greater access to a variety of smaller, less-traveled ports. Plus, while large ships commonly carry thousands of passengers...
Pamper your feet, now, in preparation for sandal season Right now the last thing you probably have on your mind is the condition of your feet. But time passes quickly. Before you know it, the temps will be rising, and you’ll be digging in...
How your car's computers can improve your gas mileage Your right foot holds the key to better gas mileage. How aggressively you apply the gas or brakes affects how frequently you have to stop for fuel. And driving style is even more important with...
How to protect your diesel in cold weather As more manufacturers produce diesel vehicles for consumers, owners need to be aware of the issues that may occur during the cold winter months and learn how they can protect their vehicle....
10 expert tips for an affordable and memorable destination wedding A flurry of congratulatory phone calls, social media announcements and sparkling ring pictures all mean one thing: engagement season has arrived. With approximately 39 percent of marriage proposals taking place between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day,...
Discover adventure, history and beauty in Europe's most-often-overlooked destination When you think of a European vacation, do your thoughts wander to Italy, France or even the United Kingdom? While those destinations all have their appeal, you can find every bit as much adventure, history,...
Healthy happy family travel Looking to take a road trip but dread hearing the infamous “Are we there yet?” or “Can we please, please stop for fast food?” questions....
Five holiday tips to make your trip home a little smoother There’s no place like home for the holidays, but getting there can be a less-than-joyous experience. While busy airports aren’t known to inspire a holly, jolly spirit, a few tips and tricks can help you...
Stretching your ski vacation dollar With the Olympics right around the corner, skiing is on a lot of people’s minds. While ski trips can get pricey quickly, there are ways to give your budget a lift....
All the New Year's fun on half the budget The high price of New Year's Eve hotel accommodations doesn’t have to keep you from celebrating in big-city style. Even the most sought-after New Year’s Eve hotspots have nearby alternatives that give travelers access to...
Gift-wrap a raptor: New dinosaur-themed trip is a perfect gift for kids Kids love dinosaurs, and with the new 3-D motion picture “Walking With Dinosaurs” in theaters nationwide for the holidays, parents of precocious paleontologists everywhere are scrambling to find the perfect dino-themed gift to put under...

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