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New at FindLaw: 3 Summer Vacation Tips You May Not Have Thought Of

By Andrew Chow, Esq. on June 27, 2014 1:03 PM

Summer vacation is trending! With the Fourth of July just around the corner, millions of Americans are set to take time off for a well-deserved mid-year break.

That's why this blog recently shared some helpful road-trip tips, along with the results of a new survey on airline fees. On other blogs, we've also discussed the risks of spray-on sunscreens (the FDA has raised concerns), and how a summer DUI can have long-lasting consequences.

But leave it to our team of lawyer-writers to take a few fresh angles on summer vacation that you may not have thought about. Here's what they came up with:

  1. Don't tip off criminals about your vacation plans on social media: Counting down the days until you take off for vacation? Be careful, because sharing those details on Facebook or Twitter can lead burglars straight to your door while you're out of town. As FindLaw's Blotter explains, this has actually happened to some unsuspecting social media users, prompting police departments to share some simple and practical crime-prevention tips.
  2. Driving naked (or partially naked) can be an arresting experience: Feeling the urge to go au naturel on your next road trip? Well, depending on which state you're driving through (and perhaps even your sex), you may get a legal dressing-down from law enforcement. FindLaw's Legal Grounds explains what you can potentially face for going topless behind the wheel or driving sans pants, as well as the legality of all these "naked bike rides" being held nationwide.
  3. Turn your summer travels into a legal learning tool: Legal history can make for some cool educational travel ideas, so let FindLaw's Greedy Associates take you on a virtual tour of some "nerdy" legal travel hot spots. We also offer a few pop-culture legal travel ideas such as going on a "gangster driving tour" of Chicago or retracing O.J. Simpson's infamous Bronco chase, which just marked its 20th anniversary. Are we there yet?

Here's hoping your summer vacation steers clear of any legal problems (though if you do run into any issues, our local Lawyer Directory is just a click away). From all of us at FindLaw, have a safe and enjoyable summer vacation!

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