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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.

Photo Essay: Ottawa celebrates Philippine Independence Day Special

Ottawa - Ottawa - The Ottawa-Filipino community Philippine enthusiasts come together to celebrate the 2013 Philippine Independence Day.

Escape to a rural bed & breakfast in Spain this spring Special

Holidays on the coast can often turn into a "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" kind of scenario. Yes, its great every now and then to visit the coastal resorts, but how about finding out more about the real-life Spain by venturing inland?

'A Good Day to Die Hard' leads; students to appear on Oscar stage

The official winner of the box office race will have to wait because of the Presidents' Day holiday, but right now it is close at the top between "A Good Day to Die Hard" and last week's winner, "Identity Thief."
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All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
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.
Views from the top  Ronda  Spain
Views from the top, Ronda, Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
Puerta de Almocabar. Ronda  Spain
Puerta de Almocabar. Ronda, Spain
Arab Baths  Ronda  Spain
Arab Baths, Ronda, Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
Beaches of Fuengirola  Spain in summer.
Beaches of Fuengirola, Spain in summer.
Beaches of Fuengirola  Spain
Beaches of Fuengirola, Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
Passing horse & cart  Ronda  Spain
Passing horse & cart, Ronda, Spain
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
Shopping for pumpkins at Thanksgiving in Ottawa s Byward Market.
Shopping for pumpkins at Thanksgiving in Ottawa's Byward Market.
Lars Plougmann from United Kingdom
View of Toronto s skyline from the Toronto Island.
View of Toronto's skyline from the Toronto Island.
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
Beaches of Fuengirola, Spain
First Lady of the United States of America  Michelle Obama  Prince Harry of Wales  and Jill Biden he...
First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, Prince Harry of Wales, and Jill Biden help military children create Mother's Day cards and other crafts in the State Dining Room of the White House on 9 May 2013.
Lawrence Jackson
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Beach outside of the historic old city of Dubrovnik, Croatia


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