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Back to School – School Zone Laws

Many area schools are back in session. School zones in Texas have special speed limits and traffic laws that must be obeyed during certain times of the day or if an indicator light is flashing yellow. School zones are clearly marked by both the speed limits and active times. Watch for children and extra traffic. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Secure Your Home for a Seriously Stress-Free Vacation

Are you planning a trip soon? Worried about how to keep your home safe while you are away? Spending time worrying about your home is no way to spend your vacation. Luckily, there are some fairly simple steps you can take to secure your home before you leave, and make sure you have a stress-free, safe trip: Continue Reading


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13 hours ago

AAA

How many people do you think will travel this #thanksgiving? Check back tomorrow when AAA releases its holiday #travelforecast. ... See MoreSee Less

How many people do you think will travel this #Thanksgiving? Check back tomorrow when AAA releases its holiday #travelforecast.

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Tried using my desktop computer to print a Triptik. It refused to show me results in mileage, only KM, I even requested mileage. I appreciate AAA providing this valuable information, but being in the USA, I understand miles, not KM.


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2 days ago

Away

The Luminous collection is here. ✨ Discover limited edition suitcases, Everywhere Bags, The Weekender and more in shimmery finishes and rich jewel tones—so you can get through the holiday craziness seamlessly. Shop Luminous before it’s too late.
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The Luminous collection is here. ✨ Discover limited edition suitcases, Everywhere Bags, The Weekender and more in shimmery finishes and rich jewel tones—so you can get through the holiday craziness seamlessly. Shop Luminous before it’s too late.
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Would REALLY LOVE the bigger carry on with pocket in one of these gorgeous new colors. Any chance of this happening, Away?

Nice! Is "Amber" similar to a pumpkin pie color?

Just ordered the Bigger Carryon in Amethyst--I can't wait!

Finally Amethyst! Thank you! I recently bought Green and my husband decided he wants it so we're keeping it and I get to have my purple! Really you need to make Amethyst a part of your regular color options.

Is the passport cover and RFID blocking one?

Just indulged in the gorgeous olive green Everywhere for my early Christmas present to me

Oh Away. What are you doing to me? Just as I decide on which colour to get, you go and bring out these gorgeous shimmery colours 😍

I was really hoping for some brighter colors!! You have so many neutrals as part of your standard line .

I just bought amethyst and I’m so excited! One issue - I had an email discount that didn’t apply properly :/

Is the color feature on this picture for the carry-on the jewel blue or the moonstone?

Hey, Away - have the bigger carry on in two colors, the carry on in one and the large in one. Plus two backpacks and the everywhere in pink leather. Are you considering making the everywhere with a leather strap? My canvas strap on my leather everywhere looks cheap and is the main reason I haven’t bought a second one.

Can you tell me the difference between the Coastal and Jewel Blue? Which one is lighter?

Are the limited edition always $50 more?

Does the Moonstone have a blue undertone?

Is anyone else having trouble ordering on the website? I have been trying since yesterday and it still is not working this morning?

Is amethyst just silver is it like sparkly?

Is the amethyst same hue to violet?

No Away Mini yet?!!

Until when will the limited edition be available?? 👀

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Mallory Kusakavitch

Kelly Demro Take a look! 😀

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Josie Votino Phelps 😳😳

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Hospitality: Restaurants and Lodging

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17 hours ago

Marriott Hotels

Genius lives at the intersection of creativity and productivity. #LetYourMindTravel with spaces designed to house big ideas. ... See MoreSee Less

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A one-hour workout = just 4% of your day. 🙌 Every athlete has a journey at #TodaysBW, thanks to our health-centric amenities like a healthy breakfast to start the day and in-hotel gym amenities that help you get your sweat on.
*Amenities differ at each location. Call ahead to your Best Western Hotels & Resorts property to guarantee amenities offered.
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A one-hour workout = just 4% of your day. 🙌 Every athlete has a journey at #TodaysBW, thanks to our health-centric amenities like a healthy breakfast to start the day and in-hotel gym amenities that help you get your sweat on. 
*Amenities differ at each location. Call ahead to your Best Western Hotels & Resorts property to guarantee amenities offered.

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Not really...4% of a 24-hour period, but considering a basic 8-hours for sleep, one hour out of 16us much more than 4%!!! Still, have enjoyed my stays at BW hotels

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5 days ago

Choice Hotels

We are live today with 98.7 WMZQ and Michael J On Air at Operation Homefront ’s Village handing out 10 trips for these servicemembers to make it home for the holidays. #ChoiceSalutes #VeteransDay ... See MoreSee Less

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Will never stay at another choice hotel. Terrible customer service from local hotel all the way to corporate complaint employees. They have no training on how to treat customers with respect and dignity.

Travelers beware. The Rodeway Inn in Coral Gables is unsafe. We were burglarized there the week of October 21, and neither the hotel, nor their corporate owners, Choice Hotels have shown any interest in offering any sort of reparation. If your possessions are not safe in your locked room, neither are you. There was no damage to door or window, so it seems like someone with a key card. After several attempts to reach the general manager at the hotel, to no avail, and multiple exchanges with corporate, where they expressed merely tepid platitudes, and told me how unfortunate it was, I am left to draw no conclusion other than that they don’t care at all. They clearly have no interest whatsoever in preserving a relationship with a long time customer. I would say guests beware in South Florida, but with the response from corporate being so hollow, my suspicion is that you are no safer in any Rodeway Inn, or perhaps any Choice Hotel. Shame on them. For the record, I have never posted an indictment of a business before, but this trespass and indifference is particularly loathsome. - CC

I am a veteran and I have stayed enough for a free room and I should get 1 for the fucked up night I stayed.Fuck choice hotels

Choice Hotels is excellent.

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News from our Home Office and some of our Markets

We trust our team of publishers to create the products and services that help millions of guests who use our maps to have a more enjoyable stay in the community they are visiting. We take a lot of pride in offering the best possible product to our hotel partners. And working with the area’s best businesses is a lot fun. Our brands offer significant income potential to publishers because our advertisers see significant return on their exposure to hotels guests looking for their products and services. We’re looking for more like-minded entrepreneurs who want to join us.

You can learn more about our Product, Process and People here.

Social Media plays a big part of our digital product. Each map area manages a Facebook page that highlight their sponsors/community Facebook posts. Below is our Facebook company page and several of our map area pages.  Which can also be viewed on each map area page.

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2 days ago

Front Desk USA

A clean car just seems to run better. And while you are at it how-about giving it a name. What's yours? #NameYourCarNo one likes driving a dirty car, but some parts might be a little tricky to maintain. Here are 10 hacks for cleaning your 🚗 bit.ly/2Ckrnyu ... See MoreSee Less

A clean car just seems to run better. And while you are at it how-about giving it a name. Whats yours? #nameyourcar

2 months ago

Front Desk USA

Fall vacations can be so much fun! The weather is cooler the fall colors are everywhere. Not to mention the kids are in school and attractions are a little less crowded. We have 5 tips for a stress free vacation this fall.
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Fall vacations can be so much fun! The weather is cooler the fall colors are everywhere. Not to mention the kids are in school and attractions are a little less crowded. We have 5 tips for a stress free vacation this fall. 
https://www.frontdeskusa.com/blog-5-ways-stress-free-vacation

Katy, Texas
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2 weeks ago

Front Desk USA of Katy

Just this month is left! Don't miss it.Take your Texas Renaissance Festival experience to the next level. Come join us for Tea and Strumpets in our peaceful upper deck above the bustle of downtown New Market Village for a decadent sit down formal tea experience. Only 5 weekends remain in the 2019 season! Book now, as some seatings have already sold out!

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Just this month is left! Dont miss it.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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9 hours ago

Front Desk USA of Hattiesburg

Movie Star Restaurant!! This Saturday!!Who’s ready for a beautiful day Saturday and lots of yummy treats?! ... See MoreSee Less

Movie Star Restaurant!! This Saturday!!

Jackson, Mississippi
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6 hours ago

Front Desk USA of Mississippi

Happy birthday!! Tico's Steakhouse!Tico and Libby Marley have known each other for over 30 years! They also share a birthday! Big happy birthday to our commander in chief and Mrs. Marley! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy birthday!! Ticos Steakhouse!

Beaumont, Texas
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2 months ago

Front Desk USA of Beaumont/Port Arthur

Doing a great job keeping everyone safe and moving! Thanks TxDOT.Crews in @TxDOTHouston continue to work around the clock, hoping to have the I-10 San Jacinto Bridge open to two-way traffic by Wednesday morning rush hour. The bridge has been closed since barges struck it last week. www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/houston/020-2019.html ... See MoreSee Less

Doing a great job keeping everyone safe and moving! Thanks TxDOT.

Sugar Land, Texas
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Don't miss the fun! Last month.Take your Texas Renaissance Festival experience to the next level. Come join us for Tea and Strumpets in our peaceful upper deck above the bustle of downtown New Market Village for a decadent sit down formal tea experience. Only 5 weekends remain in the 2019 season! Book now, as some seatings have already sold out!

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Dont miss the fun! Last month.

Rosenberg, Texas
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2 weeks ago

Front Desk USA Rosenberg/Richmond

Just this month is left! Don't miss it.Take your Texas Renaissance Festival experience to the next level. Come join us for Tea and Strumpets in our peaceful upper deck above the bustle of downtown New Market Village for a decadent sit down formal tea experience. Only 5 weekends remain in the 2019 season! Book now, as some seatings have already sold out!

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Just this month is left! Dont miss it.

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 days ago

Front Desk USA of Minneapolis

It's time to LAUGH!📅UP NEXT at @HouseOfComedyMN in @mallofamerica - from @AGT #AGT 🇺🇸 it's #TouretteSyndromeComic @SamuelJComroe - SOON - @alicomedy #ModernFamily - @chrisdcomedy #ComedyCentraal & @LizaTreyger #JustForLaughs - ℹ& 🎟HERE: ecs.page.link/dYVbp #DrinkDineLaugh #MSPComedy #MSP ... See MoreSee Less

Its time to LAUGH!

Austin / Highland Lakes, Texas

Events and Attractions

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1 day ago

Disneyland

The wait is over! Start streaming Disney+ today in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. Sign up NOW at disneyplus.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Won’t work on my Visio TV. Any ideas?

I’m watching right now! There are some great classics on it! Hope more will be added!

Love it. Works great on my Samsung smart TV

Frustrating wait - but So worth it! Mandalorian, End Game, and watching Captain Marvel next!💕❤️

Love it so much! Quality entertainment all in one spot. Thank you Disney❤️

We have it but we cant get it on our TV. Should we be able to?

I paid in advance and when I turned on my Samsung TV today there was a new Disney+ icon. There are so many great shows on that I stopped adding to my watch list because I want to watch most of them.

I'm wait be avaiable in Brazil. 😩

My only complaint is why it took Disney so long to have its movies and TV programs on one site.

I did today I was so excited I may have cried a little lol. Showing my daughter "The Little Mermaid" for the first time.

Just signed up! AWESOME I love this

Love it!

Our account is locked. Paid for 3 years and now we get a message to call. On hold for 3 hours before we gave up. So bummed

Been watching all day ❤️

I am loving it!

No brandy and Mr whiskers, Dave the barbarian, proud family and a few other I can’t even find that was what I was looking forward too the most with a bowl of cereal

I dig it but, seriously, you guys need a better UI.

Love it!!

Marta Mejia I sent you the info so you could watch with the Kids. They have all the old school ones!!!

I can't wait for it to be available in mexico ❤

Hoping for more Silly Symphonies especially Skelton Dance

Is anyone like me having trouble logging into your Disneyland app from your iPhone? It just worked 2 days ago but now I’m receiving the message, “Something’s not right. Please try signing in again soon.” It’s been two days now I can’t log in. Sent an email to customer service.

Loving it!!!

Love it!!!

Open up Denmark and we’ll talk!

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2 days ago

Walt Disney World

The wait is over! Start streaming Disney+ today in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. Sign up NOW at disneyplus.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Woohoo!! Snow day from school and Disney+ launch makes for a great day!! ❤️

Sooo excited to go home!!!!!!

I've already watched a few things. So excited!

Doesn’t work on my 6 mo old Vizio 😩, but I had bought an insignia smart tv for my grandkids playroom & it loaded! Woo hoo!

I’m on. Watched Mandalorian. Great series. Very slow startup. Must have had most of civilized world signing up.

Super the new series of Stars Wars and so many good things to watch .

After some early morning connection issues, it’s working fine. There is something for every Disney fan!

We have our profiles set up and been adding to our wish lists, while watching something classic of coarse 💜💜💜 Love the platform! 💜💜💜

Can’t wait to dive in after work today!

We have an older gen Apple TV, so we are out of luck. 🙁

We've had it in the Netherlands for over a month and it's the best

All signed up and started with the out of the vault classics! Loving it!

This is all so amazing, just like everything else Disney touches!! Watched the first episode of The Imagineering Story and just wow.....same with The Mandalorian

Have not had a single issue, and I absolutely love it

Absolutely love it...Watched the first episode of Mandalorian...WOW...

My daughter got the bundle. Disney plus and Hulu loaded but ESPN says it needs a TV provider and will not download

We've watched three movies already today! 😁😁🥳🥳🥳🥳

Situation fixed...A little irritated that we cant watch on our TVs and none are that old. Frustrating for sure!

So can you please confirm dates for the rest of Europe countries 🙏

Had a snow day today, and loved being able to watch some of the old 90s cartoons with my girls. ❤️

considering older Disney stuff is hard to find now, and the entire collection of star wars on stream now as part of the plan, who wouldn't do this. they even have the early tv series too

Could not log in this morning. Hopefully the bugs will be worked out soon.

Where's "101 Dalmatians Street"?

What about in Chile!!! 😢

Is there Song Of The South? My favorite Disney movie.

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7 hours ago

Thrillist Travel

The Otherworld art experience is a futuristic playground where science fiction meets fantasy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Benjamin Lunceford let's go sometime! 😊

Shannon Taylor how far is Columbus Ohio from you?


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12 hours ago

Jeffrey Gitomer

Here’s how I Get Sh*t Done!

By the way... If you want a FREE copy of my new book Get Sh*t Done, stay tuned all this week for my facebook LIVE's. I'll be giving away a book on every stream. The link to buy it on Amazon is in the comments below.
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If you want a FREE copy of my new book Get Sh*t Done, stay tuned all this week for my facebook LIVE's. I'll be giving away a book on every stream. OR... grab your copy from Amazon, it's the #1 New Release! amzn.to/33yFufv

I should get a copy because I'm wasting time watching this video instead of "Getting Sh*t Done!" "Shared by Justin Corsa"

Jeffrey. I got Sh*t done and per ordered “Get Sh*t done”....should be here this week (even out here on the island of Saipan in the western pacific). but would LOVE a signed copy

I just signed up for the academy last night and love it so far - trying to improve my selling skills!!

Thanks for all your work and all you give to the world. I dont deserve this more than anyone else, but I know I would make great things with the information.

Put Jeni in the X cuz I'm a Top Fan and I will actually read it!

It would be the easiest name to print ... M-A-T-T

Cuz we get shit done in Texas

My name is easier to write cuz its your wifes name. JEN!

Because I want to be the best teammate with my peers and show others you’re DA MAN!!!

Jeffrey I need that book because you've motivated me to do sooooo many things I'm overwhelmed.

What an inspiring space to be in all the time let alone on book release time!!!

That's a wrap! I'll be back!

Donna , Australia I’m starting out again and am in full fear procrastination

“Life is about thinking or actions. You can’t think yourself to actions. Only actions create actions.” - Brian Kelm

Thanks so much Jeffrey!

It would be easy to sign and send another book .... MATT IN STL

Give me the fire!

Hey, AWESOME!!

Because I’m Jeffrey’s #1 Student?

It’s not on amazon

I have a new service business and I know without a doubt the content in this book would be a HUGE benefit! Plus it would be a great addition to my other #Gitbit Signed copies! You signed these for me personally in Raleigh back in 2012 I believe. Thanks for all of your help over the years!

A case of signed are ordered!!!!

Still love ya!!! You are the best of the best!

Love it

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