Kinda like how the Fourth of July gets neighbors together in a "friendly" competition to see who can almost blow their houses up with the coolest fireworks, so, too, does Christmas create an equally friendly neighborhood rivalry. This one, though, is to see who can jack their power bill up the highest.
When the weather outside is frightful, Northerners flock to Florida to escape the cold. But with no white Christmas to mark the holiday season, you'll have to learn to celebrate like the locals.
To determine the best towns for the holidays, we combined the scores in a few festive categories: department-store shopping, notable restaurants, and Christmas lights.
Winter may not have officially arrived just yet, but the time to start planning your next vacation is now. There are plenty of winter festivals on the...
The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel e...
We asked more than 1,200 drivers age 30 and older about how they prepare for trips of 50 miles or more. We found some key areas where all drivers could use a refresher about how to prepare before they hit the road.
Everywhere I went in France on each trip I'd run into Americans acting rudely, as if they hadn't spent even a few minutes checking a guide book or Google to find out the basics of French cultural interaction.
Whether it's one more story from Aunt Mildred or yet another plane, train or automobile ride, the holidays -- and all the traveling that accompanies them -- can be hard on your body. With a little extra planning, you can conquer the dreaded fatigue of the holiday travel season.
In fact, we could all be a little more considerate and thoughtful of people traveling with young kids, especially during the busy holiday travel season.
Traveling with babies and young children requires a little bit of preparation and a big carry-on bag. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but once you get your first trip out of the way you'll see that if you follow the Scout motto and always "Be prepared" it can be a great adventure.
Have you ever seen Penn Station on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving? It's like that scene from I Am Legend, multiplied by that scene from World War Z, divided by your happiness and raised to the power of eleventy-bajillion grumbling Garden Staters.
Thanksgiving and the holidays: It's peak travel time, peak chow time, and, if you're like me and wanting to cling for a taste from home, peak traveling with chow time.
While the holidays are about nice, happy things like spending time with family, it's really every person for him or herself at the airport during the Thanksgiving and Christmas travel season.
I've carried anywhere from meringues and cream puffs to desktop computers with me so I guess I've kinda cornered the market on carrying weird things on planes.
As everyone goes home to spend some time with the family on the cheapest price they can find, no one is going abroad. In fact, the international business travel sector suffers the most during this timeframe.
For a lot of people -- sentimental types, perhaps -- the true beginning for the holiday season is the ceremonial lighting of a Christmas tree -- preferably, a really big one.