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Wednesday 12/23/2020
The perfect shot: The story of a boy and his photography
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - In a year like 2020, dreams can still come true, even for those with a critical illness. Just ask Colton, a young boy from South Carolina. After he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Colton found he loved taking pictures with his smartphone. He's been at the beach every day, taking photos of the calming waves at sunrise and sunset.

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Study: U.S. migrants will adjust holiday celebrations this year
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - During this holiday season, a number of migrants will celebrate New Year's Eve observing their own family traditions, though many will adjust their usual plans to maintain safety during the pandemic.

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Are there benefits to buying a timeshare in this day and age?
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Once upon a time, if you said you owned a timeshare, you might get a side eye from a well-meaning friend who was concerned you caved to a hard sell for a vacation option. But times have changed, and a quiet revolution in the industry now shows that timeshares can be a savvy vacation strategy.

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Tuesday 12/22/2020
A Gift That Keeps On Giving—To The Environment
Updated: December 30, 2020 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—You can spread a little happiness during the holiday season, or anytime, by spreading a little hoppiness, and helping a tiny frog called the coquí.

Contemplating Coquís 

Coquís are endemic to the nature-rich island of Puerto Rico and have been a cultural symbol there since the times of the indigenous Taino inhabitants. The coquí can be found primarily in el bosque, or forest, of El Yunque National Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. With 17 different species that inhabit Puerto Rico, when the sun goes down, male coquís begin singing their song that gives them their name (Co-KEE, Co-KEE) until dawn. 

If you’re looking for a great gift, Adopt a Coquí from Discover Puerto Rico, can be the answer. To participate, go to www.DiscoverPuertoRico.com and donate $25 or more; 100% of proceeds go to Conservacion ConCiencia. Coquí adopters get a keepsake adoption certificate for their contribution to supporting conservation, sustainability, and climate resilience efforts. At the same site, you can discover the amazing natural beauty and great things to do and see on the island itself. Home to such unique habitats as rainforests, pink salt flats, underground caves and more, Puerto Rico presents an excellent place to connect with nature in 2021 and beyond. 

“We’re inviting future travelers to explore our natural offerings in a safe and responsible way from their homes as many are dreaming about their first trip when the time is right,” explained Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, a not for-profit organization promoting Puerto Rico as a premier travel destination. “While Puerto Rico is ensuring the safety of residents and travelers alike and only encouraging essential travel at this time, Adopt a Coquí gives the gift of hope during this holiday season, supporting conservation efforts in Puerto Rico and felt globally.” 

Another Gift Idea

Until traveling is likely again, you can give yourself or someone you care for a taste of a trip to the land of the coquís with a five-episode narrative series called “Sounds like Puerto Rico.” The series, which can be found at www.discoverpuertorico.com/sounds-like-puerto-rico, explores the origin and jargon used in Puerto Rico and the natural sounds that make up the Island’s unique culture. The first episode transports travelers to El Yunque National Rainforest. Other episodes explore the island’s coffee culture, surfing, birdwatching and the history of reggaeton. 

When It’s Time To Travel Again

Though the series is delightful, the island is best enjoyed in person—and now can be a great time to start planning on giving yourself the gift of a trip to the charming island next year. From shopping and sightseeing in sophisticated San Juan to snorkeling in a bio-luminescent bay, from art museums to soft sandy beaches, and from delicious local dishes to exotic cocktails, there’s much to enjoy amid Puerto Rico’s ancient history, rich culture, beautiful colonial architecture, excellent weather, fun attractions, lively music and warm people. 

What’s more, if you fall in love with the place so much you don’t want to leave, you may be glad to know it’s easy to work remotely there.

Learn More

For further facts about preserving the ecology, and to discover all the beauty the island has to offer, go to www.DiscoverPuertoRico.com

 

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Monday 12/21/2020
Considering relocating? 4 reasons to Choose Casper, Wyoming
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Everyone’s lives have been upended this year, and with those changes have come new attitudes about how people everywhere live and work. More people working remotely and from home has led to a re-evaluation of lifestyles and future goals — at times shifting the focus to where people choose to live, and why.

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Friday 12/18/2020
Pittsburgh Tourism and Hospitality Communities Commit to Your Health & Safety
Posted: December 18, 2020

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Thursday 12/17/2020
4 things to consider when buying a vehicle
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - The pandemic changed our travel habits considerably, and forced us to reconsider how we get around safely. For example, the latest Hankook Tire Gauge Index found that three-quarters of Americans don’t feel comfortable taking public transportation because of the coronavirus pandemic, leading more people to get behind the wheel.

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Wednesday 12/16/2020
Top ways to vacation responsibly in 2021
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 2:33 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 in 2021. The goal is to enjoy a vacation in a responsible manner, creating memories while keeping yourself and others safe.

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Monday 12/14/2020
5 ways COVID-19 changed our daily drive
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - It is an indisputable fact that the COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot about our daily lives, including our relationships with our vehicles. While Hankook Tire’s latest Gauge Index found that 60% of Americans are driving every day, as opposed to only 19% in April 2020, many of our habits behind the wheel have shifted in light of everything this year put in front of us.

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3 socially distanced road trip ideas for 2021
Updated: January 23, 2021 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - In 2020, we’ve all endured conditions we never expected. And in the darkest moments of the journey, the glimmer of hope on the horizon has been a guiding light.

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