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Review: Pentatonix shines on new holiday album 'That's Christmas To Me' Special

A-capella vocal group Pentatonix has released their highly-anticipated holiday album "That's Christmas To Me" and it is sheer perfection.

Op-Ed: Next generation will carry on tradition of Dickens Fair Special

San Francisco - Early Bird ticket sales began in October for the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco's Excelsior District. And, while economic forecasts lately have been “Scrooge-like,”

UK tourist gets £12,000 phone bill after downloading TV abroad

A British O2 customer had a nasty case of bill-shock recently after returning from a holiday abroad to find a data charge of £12,500, accumulated by downloading two TV programmes.

Why the cruise industry is coasting right now Promoted

Vacation lovers continue to clamour to cruise lines, despite the boom in self-service travel culture. In fact, cruise holidays are the fastest-growing category in the leisure travel market.

New research says the average Brit needs a holiday every 56 days

The average Brit "needs" a holiday every 56 days, new research has shown. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed tiredness and stress take their toll just eight weeks after returning to work from a break.

Pentatonix to release two albums in the fall

A capella vocal group Pentatonix will be releasing their "PTX Vol. III" album on September 23 on their new record label, RCA Records.

'Advanced Warfare' expected to be the most pre-ordered game

During a conference call regarding the second quarter of the finical year, Activision expects 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' to be the most ore-ordered game of the year.

Anger over Australian campervan firm's 'misogynistic' slogans

Sydney - An Australian campervan firm known for the eye-catching slogans graffitied on its vehicles Monday faced outrage on social media after thousands signed an online petition against its "misogynistic" messages.

Three in four Brits admit to taking items from hotel rooms Special

Three quarters of all British holidaymakers have taken items from hotel rooms home with them, according to recent research by travel website Holiday Hypermarket.

A peaceful, unspoilt spot for your summer holiday in Greece

With modernization taking over the various popular and iconic destinations in Greece, it is sometimes difficult to find somewhere a little out of the way. An unspoiled backwater where all this progress hasn't quite taken over yet.

Norwegian families offer their homes to the needy this summer

Rather than let their homes stand empty while they take their summer vacations, families are starting a new trend in Norway by letting disadvantaged families move in for the duration to enjoy a vacation of their own.

7 million tourists visited Malaysia during Q1 this year

The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board announced yesterday that the Asian country has welcomed over 7 million tourists during the first quarter of the year.

Op-Ed: The Truth About Cinco de Mayo

The real history of Cinco de Mayo is not well known. Many countries, including the United States, believe that it marks Mexico’s Independence Day. That is not true.

'I Love Lucy' in color was most-watched holiday special

"I Love Lucy" has always been one of the best-loved classic sitcoms in the history of American television. It first aired over six decades ago.

'The Hobbit' wins again as box office sets domestic record

Even though an onslaught of new films opened on Christmas, they were not the ones battling it out for the top spot at the box office.

UK holiday firm predicts rise in pet-friendly holidays for 2014 Special

Have you ever thought about taking your pet on holiday with you? Now is a better time than ever to include your pet in travel plans.

Photo Essay: Christmas in Russia Special

Samara - My first Christmas spent away from America was in Samara, Russia where I lived with a Russian family while teaching English and learning about Russia's holiday traditions.

Holiday lighting in San Francisco with snow and ice skating too Special

San Francisco - While a sudden cold snap has made it cold enough for snow, to usher in more of the spirit of the season, snow was brought into Golden Gate Park to add to the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 5.

Review: Gretchen Wilson releases new holiday CD 'Christmas in My Heart' Special

Country singer Gretchen Wilson released her holiday album "Christmas in My Heart" via her own record label, Redneck Records.

44 best Black Friday deals you can get without leaving the house

For some, Black Friday just hasn’t been worth braving the angry crowds to save a few bucks in the past few years. But online retailers open the sales up for even the most crowd-phobic among us. Get your coupon codes, right here.

'The Best Man Holiday' arrives as world awaits 'Catching Fire'

The roar of "Thor" still remains but the world awaits "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." In the meantime, it could be catch-up time at the box office.

Op-Ed: Halloween: The real end of summer

Our kitchen calendar says summer ends Sept. 21. But all of us kids know Halloween, celebrated tonight, is the real end of summer.

Photo Essay: Businesses proudly display their patches of pumpkins Special

With nearly 158 million Americans celebrating Halloween this autumn and more than 117 million households celebrating Thanksgiving, businesses are featuring the all-American symbol of the season, pumpkins.

UK girl's message in a bottle arrives in Norway 20 years later

Hauge - 12-year-old Lucy Elliot was bored while on holiday in Cornwall 20 years ago. She decided to place a message in a bottle and send it out to sea. It has finally made landfall, and has been found by a Norwegian couple in Hauge, Norway.

Review: Travel Europe on a budget, but always stay in style

Times are tough these days with the economic crisis, but we all still need a break from the stresses of everyday life in general. The good news is that you can now stay in Europe at budget prices, but still in the best of style, in a luxury hostel.

UK Government: 'On holiday, don’t let drink do your talking'

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is encouraging young travelers to think before they drink, to avoid putting themselves at risk of serious harm while holidaying in foreign countries.

Marbella, destination of choice on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Marbella - One of the Mediterranean's most representative tourist venues and a top favorite for travelers, Marbella was once a small white fishing village. It is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.

Visit Oudtshoorn: Stalactites, stalagmites and ostriches galore Special

Oudtshoorn - While visiting the Western Cape in South Africa, it is well worth driving the scenic Klein Karoo Route 62 to the lovely town of Oudtshoorn, where you can visit the local ostrich farms or delve into the depths of the Cango Caves.

Photo Essay: Cape Town — 'The Mother City' for so many reasons Special

Cape Town - It is easy to imagine the thoughts of Portuguese explorer, Bartholomew Diaz, when he first discovered the Cape in 1488. Arriving from the sea to that amazing, mountainous splendor must have been truly wonderful indeed.

'The Lone Ranger' and 'Despicable Me 2' get early holiday start

Because it is holiday time in the states, the box office rings with early start times. OK, the early starts seem to be the norm more and more these days.
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The New Bridge  Ronda  Spain
The New Bridge, Ronda, Spain
 God sees us through our Mothers  eyes and rewards us for our virtues.  ~ Ganeshan Venkatarman
"God sees us through our Mothers' eyes and rewards us for our virtues." ~ Ganeshan Venkatarman
Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - The brand new Penthouse Apartment.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - The brand new Penthouse Apartment.
Constantia Vista
Cemetery with decorated graves in Nadarzyn  central Poland.
Cemetery with decorated graves in Nadarzyn, central Poland.
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Family enjoy a stroll with their pet
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Families and friends while visiting decorated graves of their loved ones who passed away, holiday of All Saints Day, cemetery in Nadarzyn, Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa - The View Cottage  living room.
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa - The View Cottage, living room.
Constantia Vista
Views from the top  Ronda  Spain
Views from the top, Ronda, Spain
Outside a Hong Kong mall  lights wish all a Merry Christmas
Outside a Hong Kong mall, lights wish all a Merry Christmas
Beaches of Fuengirola  Spain
Beaches of Fuengirola, Spain
It is a very common feature in Melbourne  making the dogs celebrating.
It is a very common feature in Melbourne, making the dogs celebrating.
Torontonians took to one of the city s most visited areas during the spring and summer: Centre Islan...
Torontonians took to one of the city's most visited areas during the spring and summer: Centre Island.
Beaches of Fuengirola  Spain in summer.
Beaches of Fuengirola, Spain in summer.
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XmasCandle by dpawatts at
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A monument with engraved birtdate when the date of death (after a tiny cross) is left blank, cemetery in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland.
Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa
Constantia Vista
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Happy Holidays
Beaches of Fuengirola  Costa del Sol  Spain
Beaches of Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, Spain
Constantia Vista  Cape Town  South Africa
Constantia Vista, Cape Town, South Africa
Constantia Vista


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