Let's face it. The holiday season can be a really stressful time. Long lines at the grocery store, traffic delays, and all of the financial costs associated with gifts, hosting, or travel can shift you into fight-or-flight mode before you even know what's hit you.
There's something magical about the holiday season to begin with... but add in a dash of movie magic at these real-life film locations, and, well, you're just in yuletide heaven.
A new survey says that most Americans will have 9.2 paid vacation days leftover at the end of 2012. Don't be a statistic! Plan ahead and book your next vacation on Black Friday or Cyber Monday -- when travel deals abound.
With holiday harmony in mind, give these seven tips a try and watch your family gathering go from miserable to memorable
Plan to do your holiday shopping from a hotel gift shop? Only if your friends are really into shot glasses, horribly tacky t-shirts and tiny packets of Advil. Or, unless you plan to be at some of the best hotels in the world (as seen below), whose shops double as well-curated boutiques.
Across the land, city workers are hustling -- decorating for thousands of expected visitors for whom the magic of the season is reflected in the glow of millions of lights.
'Tis that season again. Time to join the crowds in a mad dash to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.
More runways means more likelihood of on-time operations. In the New York City area, for example, JFK is more likely to be close to on-time than LaGuardia or Newark.
Celebrate the season in one of these six holiday travel destinations guaranteed to get your family in the ho-ho-holiday spirit.
From Scotland to Chicago, German-style Christmas markets are offering a jolly dose of holiday cheer to people around the globe.
First, throw out all your expectations.
While it is true that many companies first get in touch with us following an incident at a corporate party, many of the incidences could have been avoided with a little forward planning. Don't expect the worst -- just prepare to avoid it
Driving home from dinner last fall, my sister-in-law Jessica told me about her mother's holiday shoebox drive. For many years, Veronica has been asking her friends in Montreal to fill a shoebox with small gift items, which she collects and delivers to a women's shelter. Jessica wanted to do the same thing in Toronto for the Red Door Family Shelter and I immediately offered to get involved.
One of the saddest consequences of divorce for parents is the alone time when your children are visiting their other parent.
Like a good pair of jeans, paper greeting cards are a must for anyone's stationery wardrobe. Here are some guidelines for sending holiday greeting cards.
Those who know me won't be surprised that one of my go-to items for a "hit" of autumn is an edible -- well, drinkable -- one. For years now, I've been addicted (potential 12-step-group-addicted) to Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes (or, as I refer to them, "fall in a cup").