Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - Part of the magic of travel is leaving yourself open to the unique experiences and unforgettable adventures that come with learning about a new place. Creating an authentic travel experience is all about interacting with the culture of the place you are visiting.

Kansas City, Missouri (NAPSI) - Brakes are a critical component for maintaining vehicle safety. Whether it’s trying to stop your vehicle on an icy, snow-packed road or slowing down on a rain-soaked highway, properly functioning brakes are key to maintaining control of the vehicle.

Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - If you ever feel like you need a vacation, you’re not alone. According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, all too many workers take only about half the vacation time to which they’re entitled.

Mesa, Arizona (NAPSA) - In just 30 seconds, Interstate All Battery Center locations can provide a free printed analysis of your vehicle battery condition.

Chicago, Illinois (NAPSI) - Traveling internationally as a student can be a great way to gain independence, get used to being away from home and learn something about yourself and the world. Those are some of the reasons so many college-bound students first find themselves exploring Europe or signing up for an adventure Down Under. That very popularity, however, can mean it’s not easy to make it stand out on your résumé.

New Orleans, Louisiana (NAPSI) - When it comes to creating a memorable vacation, planning and scheduling are key. That’s the word from travel experts, such as those at Expedia, who say Americans collectively let half a billion paid days off go to waste last year.

Seattle, Washington (NAPSI) - There are two good reasons why now is the ideal time to start planning your family vacation. One is to avoid being among the 40 percent of Americans the U.S. Travel Industry estimates do not use all their earned vacation days. The other is because research indicates the simple act of planning a vacation results in a large boost in happiness that can last for up to eight weeks.