Helping Your Car Survive Extreme Heat

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Ah, summertime . . . swimming, fishing, baseball, backyard barbecues, family vacations, and . . . brutal heat. It’s all a lot of fun and a great season, but there are some definite heat hazards. And just as you need to take some precautions to protect yourself and your family from the summer sun and heat, you also have to take some steps to help your car survive extreme heat.

5 Essential Road Travel Tips

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The best way to travel is with peace of mind, knowing that everything has been taken care of, that all the essential pieces are in place. There’s nothing worse than setting out on a trip only to realize once you’re out of town and on the interstate that you forgot to get the oil changed or didn’t make reservations at the motel. So to help you enjoy your trip and travel with peace of mind, here are 5 essential road travel tips.


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Best High Protein Snacks On the Go

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Summertime is a busy time, but you still have to take time to get some nourishment. Vacations, trips to the lake, backyard cookouts, baseball games, fishing, road trips – whatever it is that keeps you busy and having fun during the summer also keeps you away from the kitchen and the dining-room table. But you don’t have to settle for fast food or junk food only.

5 Easy Meals for a Trip to the Beach

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A trip to the beach is always great fun . . . until it comes to the food. It’s just no fun lugging grills, charcoal, hamburger patties and hotdogs along with you and then having to unload and cook it all. On top of that, packing it all back up at the end of the day when you’re bloated from eating heavy food and tired from having fun.

Best Wines Under $20

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You get exactly what you pay for, right? Not always, though. Sometimes, if you choose wisely, you get a lot more than you pay for – even when it comes to wines for summertime entertaining and outdoor dining. So whether you need a hearty dry red to go with the perfect steaks you’re grilling or a more delicate white to accompany your fresh seafood, you really can get the great wine you need for less than $20, one that also tastes like it cost much more. Here, then, are our picks for the best wines under $20.

Tips on Staying Hydrated This Summer

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You’ve probably heard it a hundred times at least – that is, that your body is 70% water. But the fact remains that your body is mostly water. So when you’re active during the summer and losing a lot of your body’s water through both perspiration and respiration, you sometimes have to be a little creative in finding ways to stay hydrated. Still, you just have to do it.

Health-Conscious, High-Mileage, Minimalist Traveling

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Packing for a trip – it’s always great fun because it’s that part of the pre-trip preparations where you get to slowly and fully savor the anticipation of the trip while the excitement builds. So it’s also easy to go way overboard here, packing enough stuff, a lot of it unnecessary, that a sturdy pack mule would buckle under.

Texas Bullet Train Project Picking Up Speed

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Just think: Dallas to Houston or Houston to Dallas in less than 90 minutes at 200+ mph while you kick back and just enjoy the ride. The “bullet” train’s arrival is picking up speed, and it will (if it comes in) be a boon to both business travelers and those making the jaunt for pleasure.