SEATTLE, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveLifeLocal.com, a site designed to inspire boaters, motorcyclists, RV enthusiasts and road-trippers with ideas for things to do with their favorite vehicles, is sharing thousands of travel destinations and tips to help its users with upcoming summer travel planning.
According to data from the U.S. Travel Association, three out of four domestic trips are taken for leisure purposes. And, in 2012, planned travel spiked by 61 percent between May and October as the summer months and warmer weather hit the nation.
To help take the guesswork and stress out of trip planning this travel season, LiveLifeLocal has several tips to consider:
- The Internet is the best traveler's guide out there. An unplanned adventure can bring a sense of excitement to summer travel plans. But, when heading on vacation with a family or a large group, spontaneity isn't always an option. Online resources, like LiveLifeLocal.com, can make it easy to plan a full itinerary for your trip – whether it's a road trip across country or a day trip to a local town.
- Plan ahead and pack smart. Packing for an extended trip can quickly take the joy out of traveling. Avoid this stress by packing compact. Other tips like using vacuum bags to conserve space or packing multipurpose items, such as a sleeping bag that works as a picnic blanket, can help eliminate clutter.
- Don't let gas costs limit destination desires. The drive can be just as fun as the destination itself when it comes to summer road trips. Simple tips for how to save at the pump, like fueling up in larger cities and leveraging the cruise control, can help limit gas expenses and enable travelers to take advantage of the open road.
"With kids out of school for the summer, we see families and individuals alike out traveling and experiencing new events now more than ever," said Eric Trott vice president of marketing, Safeco Insurance. "Regardless of the vehicle you're traveling in, summer is the time to explore a new city or become a tourist in your own town. LiveLifeLocal is geared directly towards making that possible with inspiration of where to go and tips on how to get there."
To become a part of this new community and for more information, visit: www.livelifelocal.com.
About Safeco Insurance
In business since 1923 and based in Seattle, Washington, Safeco sells insurance to drivers and homeowners through a network of independent agents throughout the United States.
Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company. Liberty Mutual ranks 84th on the Fortune 100 list of the largest U.S. corporations based on 2011 revenue. The company has financial strength ratings of A (Excellent) from the A.M. Best Company, A2 (Good) from Moody's Investors Service, and A- (Strong) from Standard & Poor's.
For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to www.Safeco.com.
SOURCE Safeco Insurance