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Markus Spiske/UnsplashIt may still be dreary outside, but that doesn’t mean your home and meals need to be, too. Believe it or not, winter is the perfect time to spruce up your kitchen and your family dinners with the color and flavors of an indoor herb garden.“Now is a really popular time when people look to do windowsill gardening,” says Karen Bachman, director of marketing and corporate communications for Bachman’s and a fifth-generation family member who works with her two cousins to run the business.Not sure how to start your own herb garden? Here are some tips from Bachman herself.Selecting…

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Dog-friendly Edinburgh has plenty of attractions to explore with your pet (Lottie Gross)There are few better places in the world to travel with a dog than Scotland. With the right to roam, there are almost endless options for walkies here, be it up in the high mountains of the Cairngorms or Nevis Range, or along the craggy coastlines of the country’s remote and wild isles.While the Scottish Highlands draw the crowds – and rightly so, thanks to the utterly beguiling scenery that would rival Mordor for its drama – there are exceptional dog-friendly holiday options across the country. Ayrshire has…

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Correction: A previous version of this article said Barc-ee’s would be a dog-friendly gas station. Barc-ee’s will not be a gas station. The development will include a dog park, separate play center for kids, and coffee/dining options.Barc-ee’s, sprawling dog-friendly travel stop, coming to MarshfieldBarc-ee’s — not to be confused with Buc-ee’s — is planning a flagship location along Interstate 44 in Marshfield. Barc-ee’s hopes to set itself apart from other stops with extra accommodations for travelers who have brought their dogs along.”Most of the time when you’re traveling with your dog, you’re kind of just holding the leash while you’re pumping…

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News from FLHSMV TALLAHASSEE — As the temperatures rise and summer arrives in the Sunshine State, The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), our division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), and our public safety partners are committed to promoting safe and enjoyable travel experiences for all Florida citizens and visitors. With additional vehicles on the road, drivers face an increased risk, especially those unfamiliar with Florida’s weather or road conditions. It is essential that anyone traveling across the state familiarizes themselves with their route and ensures that their vehicle is in good condition as they begin…

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Planning a local trip with your furry friend can be a pawsitive adventure for both you and your dog. With so many hotels and attractions now welcoming pets, it’s just one more reason to take them along for the family fun. Not to mention, it’s an ideal way to help pass the time of those dog days of summer. Here are some key points to consider when organizing a trip with your pup: Be sure to choose pet-friendly accommodations for your hotel or vacation rentals, or if “ruffing” it at a campground. Check their pet policies, fees, and amenities they…

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Do Your Homework Make sure your destination is pet friendly. For example, if you were planning to bring the family pooch to Yosemite to enjoy the great outdoors, you would be disappointed to learn that dogs are not allowed on the hiking trails. Check ahead of time to avoid any last-minute surprises that could put a damper on your trip. Check to ensure your lodging accommodates pets. Not all hotels, campsites or VRBOs are pet friendly. Even those that allow pets may have restrictions on the number of pets, size limits, or whether they can be left alone in a…

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Credit: Photo by Carolyn V on Unsplash If you’re like us, you may do a lot of cooking at home to eat healthier and save on soaring food prices. And in these times of great mental strain, nurturing something living and green does wonders for the psyche (If you want more ideas on how to save money on food and how to grow your own, read, 9 Kitchen Scraps for Regrowing Vegetables, Reducing Food Waste and Saving Cash) .  “Herbs are great to grow in an apartment garden because many of them require a minimal amount of space,” – Susan Brandt,…

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BRISTOL HERALD COURIER BRISTOL, Va. — For the fifth year in a row, The Bristol Hotel has been nominated by USA Today for Best Pet-friendly Hotel in the nation. For the fifth year in a row, the Bristol Hotel is a finalist in the USA Today contest for the Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in the country. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Since placing fifth for best pet-friendly hotel in 2020, The Bristol Hotel has repeatedly had the honor of being recognized and nominated by one of the country’s most trusted sources for its pet-friendly accommodations, ranking as highly as number two in 2021.Voting is…

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Mars Incorporated, a leading pet care product and service company, has partnered with the renowned travel guidance platform Tripadvisor to launch an innovative co-branded digital hub designed specifically for pet owners.This new platform aims to inspire more businesses to adopt pet-friendly practices, addressing the gap where fewer than 1% of U.S. restaurants are listed as pet-friendly.Accessible both online and via the Tripadvisor mobile app, the digital hub will feature city guides with pet-friendly travel tips and attractions developed in collaboration with the dog food brand Cesar. It will also include comprehensive guides for businesses on becoming more accommodating to pets…

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June 3, 2024 ~ FLHSMV Launches Public Safety Campaign Focused on Safe Summer Travel~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- As the temperatures rise and summer arrives in the Sunshine State, The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), our division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), and our public safety partners are committed to promoting safe and enjoyable travel experiences for all Florida citizens and visitors. With additional vehicles on the road, drivers face an increased risk, especially those unfamiliar with Florida’s weather or road conditions. It is essential that anyone traveling across the state familiarizes themselves with their route and…

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