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Parents Are Moving To The Same Towns Where Their Kids Go To College

AP | Tyler Kingkade | December 24, 2014 | College
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lori Osterberg and her husband are lifelong Denver folk, but they got restless and intended to relocate for adventure's sake once their only child left home for college. Well, long story short, they did that. Sort of. Rather than following the sun down to Mexico, they...

Faithful Pilgrims Flock To Bethlehem For Christmas In The Holy Land

AP | Carol Kuruvilla | December 24, 2014 | Religion
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of conflict and failed peace efforts. The central Manger Square was decked out in white and yellow...

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | December 24, 2014 | Travel
If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live. Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how...

Modern Bethlehem Is Not The Idyllic Nativity Village It Once Was

AP | Antonia Blumberg | December 24, 2014 | Religion
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — It's Christmas season and the little town of Bethlehem is jammed with a big-city problem: Traffic snarling streets everywhere, including around the church marking the spot where tradition says Jesus was born. The city is considering a dramatic solution to the problem — digging a...

13 Homes That Look Straight Out Of The North Pole

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | December 24, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Santa probably lives here.

8 Incredible Green Spaces That Are Thriving In The Biggest Urban Jungles

Molly Socha | December 24, 2014 | Travel
Living and working within a system of architectural behemoths and concrete streets can be taxing, to say the least. And for many city-dwellers, a few patches of green can be a celebrated refuge from the urban landscape. Through a study that spanned 18 years, researchers from University...

21 Christmas Songs To Listen To This Instant

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | December 23, 2014 | Entertainment
Last year, we gave you a list of great Christmas songs. This year, we're re-gifting the concept. Enjoy 21 more songs that will surely brighten your holiday season. Bing Crosby, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" Johnny Mathis, "Winter Wonderland" Kelly Clarkson, "White Christmas" Eartha Kitt, "Santa Baby" Vince Guaraldi Trio, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" Elvis Presley, "Blue Christmas" Darlene Love, "Marshmallow World" Taylor Swift, "Last Christmas" The Ronettes, "Sleigh Ride" Gene Autry, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Nat King Cole, "O Come All Ye Faithful" RUN-DMC, "Christmas In Hollis" Paul McCartney, "Wonderful Christmastime" Stevie Wonder, "Someday at Christmas" Sam Smith, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Jackson 5, "Give Love on Christmas Day" The Beach Boys, "Frosty the Snowman" Dean Martin, "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Mariah Carey, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" Frank Sinatra, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" The cast of "Scrooged," "Put a Little Love In Your Heart"

Cuddly Comfort Dogs At Airport Help Passengers De-Stress During Ruff Holiday Travels

Kim Bellware | December 23, 2014 | Good News
Stressed-out holiday travelers at one of the country's busiest airports are getting a dose of comfort and joy, thanks to a crew of lovable, huggable golden retrievers. Half a dozen goldens from the Lutheran Church Charities' K-9 ministry recently set up in Terminal 1 at Chicago O'Hare International...

Adorable Airplane Goody Bags Spread Cheer During The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | December 23, 2014 | Travel
We're currently suffering through the busiest travel days of the year -- and often, stressful times like these are ripe ground for ugly mid-air spats between passengers (whether real or imagined). That's why one passenger was especially touched earlier this month, when he received...

TripAdvisor Fined $600,000 For 'False Reviews'

AP | Suzy Strutner | December 23, 2014 | Travel
MILAN (AP) — Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency. The antitrust authority said in a statement Monday that TripAdvisor had failed to adopt controls to prevent false...

6 Ways Hawaii Will Absolutely Ruin Your Life Forever

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | December 23, 2014 | Travel
Maybe you've only been to Hawaii once. Maybe you come every year. Or maybe you come any chance you can get. Regardless of your time spent in Hawaii, this list serves as a warning. And those of you who have ever left the Honolulu International Airport with tears in...

Christmas Week Storms: Snow, Heavy Rain, Severe Thunderstorms, Gusty Winds, Travel Headaches - | Alana Horowitz | December 23, 2014 | Travel
The Christmas holiday is almost here. In addition to a pair of storms that may make a mess of your holiday travel plans, there will be a few other weather systems that could also make for challenging travel, much as Winter Storm Cato did right before Thanksgiving.

A Look At Europe's 7 Largest Christmas Markets

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | December 23, 2014 | Travel
It's no secret that come holiday time, Christmas markets are one of the most festive and most beautiful reasons to celebrate the season. Sipping hot cocoa and looking for unique gifts are fun at any kind of Christmas market, but there's something special about certain European...

Delta Employee Eugene Harvey Arrested In Gun Smuggling Plot

AP | David Lohr | December 23, 2014 | Crime
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday. A FBI affidavit said there was enough evidence to charge Delta ramp agent Eugene Harvey, 31, with trafficking firearms, violating airport...

The Cocos Islands Are Our Top Destination For 2015

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | December 23, 2014 | Travel
There are many places we're itching to visit in 2015, but just a warning: when we stop by this one, we may never leave. The Cocos Keeling Islands are total paradise -- the oasis of 27 coral islands (not to be confused with Costa...

There's A Secret House Inside Of This Boulder

Renee Jacques | December 22, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Secret homes are the coolest homes.

U.S. State Department Issues Safety Warning For Americans Traveling Abroad

Suzy Strutner | December 22, 2014 | Travel
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays. In a worldwide travel alert issued Friday, the department says an attack this week in Australia highlights the need to be vigilant. The alert says U.S. citizens traveling abroad should be mindful...

The Worst Cities For An Active Lifestyle -

Alana Horowitz | December 22, 2014 | Travel
When it comes to physical activity, Americans are like Goldilocks. It can't be too hot; it can't be too cold; it has to be just right. 

Cuba Tourism Expected To Rise After Obama Change

Katelyn Mullen | December 22, 2014 | Travel
HAVANA (AP) — As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on architecture as they take part in scripted cultural tours that can cost more than...

Sweden's IceHotel Is Real, But It Looks Like A Disney Fantasy

Carly Ledbetter | December 22, 2014 | Travel
Most people try to get out of the cold on winter vacations, but if you're headed to Sweden's Icehotel this year (which is, as you might have guessed, a hotel made out of ice), then you obviously have a thing for chilly temperatures. In...
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