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The Best Beaches on the Jersey Shore

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Rental Car with Upholstery for Kids to Color On During Road Trips

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/22/2017, 12:00 AM

On long car trips, many parents end up becoming the highway equivalent of cruise directors, arranging an endless program of games and activities designed to keep their restless passengers from staging a mutiny. Hertz UK is helping out those beleaguered drivers with a brand-new offering: a rental car with special upholstery for kids to color on. Dubbed the Colouring-In Car (complete with superfluo...

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The Top 10 Things to Do in the Berkshires

There's much to see and do in the Berkshires, so take advantage of the variety. Pair a museum visit with a mountain hike, followed by a concert. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a good starting point for a stay in this delightful corner of the globe.

Wonder Woman Roller Coaster Coming to Six Flags Fiesta Texas

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/04/2017, 12:00 AM

A new Wonder Woman-themed roller coaster will open next spring at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, the amusement park chain has announced. Dubbed Wonder Woman Golden Lasso after the comic book superheroine turned box office champ, the coaster is expected to offer an exceptionally smooth ride because cars will zip along a single rail instead of two, thus removing the chance of turbulence cau...

8-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Female to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/31/2017, 12:00 AM

AUGUST 1, 2017 FLORIDA GIRL SETS KILIMANJARO RECORD (Travel + Leisure) An 8-year-old Florida girl has made history as the youngest female ever to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. After a weeklong ascent, Roxy Getter reached the summit of the 19,341-foot Tanzanian peak alongside her 10-year-old brother, Ben, and their parents, Sarah and Bobby. The family trained by trudging up and down stairs at parki...

8-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Female to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

By Zac Thompson

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By TouRest Editors

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