Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - A national survey by StrategyOne for Hampton Hotels uncovered that one in three Americans claims to be a “completely different person” on the weekend than during the week. The survey, which delves into people’s weekend mind-set, shows that more positive, outgoing and friendly personality traits emerge for most Americans during the weekend.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - The allure of having a steady getaway in a gorgeous destination without the hassle and cost of full-time ownership continues to be an attractive travel option for the more than 7 million timeshare owners worldwide.

Houston, Texas (NAPSI) - Having just crossed Europe in their latest adventure, Alex the lion and Marty the zebra offer some expert travel advice for anyone planning to take in the sights of the Continent. And even if you’re not heading to Europe anytime soon, you can enjoy the Zoosters’ uproarious antics in “Madagascar 3:Europe’s Most Wanted” on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Los Angeles, California (NAPSI) - A growing number of people an estimated one in five Americans have already found that a cruise can be a hassle-free vacation.

New Orleans, Louisiana (NAPSI) - If you are contemplating travel this holiday season or at any time plan ahead and consider shipping gifts, clothing and other belongings to your destination ahead of your arrival. Busy airports, long lines and checked-luggage fees make shipping your luggage an easy, convenient and economical travel option.

Riverside, California (NAPSI) - For many, a Hawaii vacation comes only once or twice in a lifetime. Because it’s seen as such a special event, it’s a good idea to invest a little extra time researching your options before you go.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - If you’re like most drivers, when it comes to vehicle maintenance, you use the motor oil the vehicle manufacturer recommends or rely on the service technician for its oil selection.