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July 13, 2016

New RV Lifestyle Trend: 30-Somethings Living On the Road

1_RV_Lifestyle_trend_de_la_cruzNew and younger generations of campers are hitting the road in Recreation Vehicles and discovering the benefits of RV travel.

Millennials, generally those born after 1980, are appreciating the fun, freedom and flexibility of RVing -- something their parents and grandparents have known for years.

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July 12, 2016

2016 Nissan Sentra Shows Off Updated Design and New Technology

2016_Nissan_Sentra_01-Exterior_frontAccording to Nissan, this is the year of the sedan. If that’s true, then the 2016 Nissan Sentra is an overachiever. Nissan’s third best-selling vehicle -- behind Altima and Rogue -- has earned its scores.

The compact sedan has been around for more than 30 years and seven generations. Furthermore, the United States has sold over four million Sentras and more than 93 percent of Sentras sold in the last ten years still on the road today. Since the latest generation was introduced in fall 2012, Sentra has become one of Nissan's fastest-growing brands and has been IHS TOP safety pick the second year in a row.

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AskPatty's Guide to 12 Great National Parks: Channel Islands National Park, California

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Comprised of five in a chain of eight southern California islands near Los Angeles, Channel Islands National Park is home to a wide variety of nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural resources. Established as a national park in 1980, the Channel Islands are home to over 2,000 plant and animal species, of which 145 are found nowhere else in the world. Surrounded by a mile of coastline, the islands offer access to marine life ranging from microscopic plankton to the endangered blue whale, the largest animal to live on earth.

The park consists of 249,354 acres, half of which are under the ocean, and include the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Even though the islands seem tantalizingly close to the densely populated, southern California coast, isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was; in fact, archeological and cultural resources span a period of more than 10,000 years. The Channel Islands are ideal for quiet, uninterrupted time with family and friends with wonderful places to hike, camp, snorkel, kayak, birdwatch, take photographs, sketch, or just relax to the soothing sounds of the natural world.

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July 11, 2016

AskPatty's Guide to 12 Great National Parks: Arches National Park, Utah

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The red rock wonderland of Arches National Park offers a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms, and textures unlike any other in the world, with its 2,000 natural stone arches, hundreds of soaring pinnacles, and sandstone formations with massive fins and giant balanced rocks. Devils Garden Campground requires advanced reservations from March to October, but there are lots of other options in the Moab area, which is especially popular for off-road adventures. View petroglyphs left by prehistoric visitors about 10,000 years ago at the end of an Ice Age or visit the incredible Courthouse Wash Panel, a series of large pictographs which may have been painted by archaic indians over a long period of time, from 1000 to 4000 years ago.

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July 08, 2016

AskPatty's Guide to 12 Great National Parks: Acadia National Park, Maine

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Dedicated in 1916 to become the first eastern national park, Acadia National Park in Maine is built on land donated by early 20th century visionaries. Most of the park is on Mount Desert Island, a patchwork of parkland, private property, and seaside villages. Sea and mountain meet at this park, which is home to the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast as well as coastal landscapes. Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have remained in the center of Native American Wabanaki traditional homelands for thousands of years. Today, visitors come to Acadia's sacred landscape to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and view the scenery, plants, birds and animals.

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July 06, 2016

Ways Women Are Advancing Motoring History

4__wak__birdsall_jackie__toyotaA 32-year-old woman, Jackie Birdsall, is one of two senior engineers in the U.S. who helped develop fuel cells for Toyota's Mirai, which is on sale in California and is soon coming to the northeast.

That got me thinking about how far women have come in the world of automobiles -- not just those who work for car companies, but those who drive, buy, and love cars.

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July 01, 2016

Lyft Joins With Ghostbusters to Offer Free Ecto-1 Rides #LyftGhostMode

LYFT_ECTO_Blog_webGoing out ghostbusting? Who you gonna call?

Lyft, of course!

The popular ride-sharing service is celebrating the release of new Ghostbusters movie by giving free Ecto-1 rides in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., this weekend.

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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Elderly People Crossing!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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June 30, 2016

Be Prepared! Hottest Season for #VehicleThefts Begins July 4th

IStock_64000917-AndreyPopovSummer is hot, and not just because of the weather: It also happens to be the hottest season of the year for vehicle theft with July and August ranking as the highest months for theft, according to National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Moreover, the national rate of vehicles stolen and not recovered is at its highest point in more than 20 years, with sophisticated thieves making a big business out of vehicle theft.

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Enjoy a Safe Independence Day: Don't Drink and Drive on the Fourth of July — or Any Day

Penny_headstone-20110704145919Drinking and Driving Kills

According to the Center for Disease Control, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2014, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.

Of those, 64 percent involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. If you can’t do math in your head, that’s 6,391 deaths directly attributable to so much celebrating as to be over the national legal limit. Nearly 6,400 too many.

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