A Christmas Story, The Musical at The 5th Avenue Theatre

Happy Thanksgiving! Take a break from all the turkey and holiday shopping with one of these events. Even more holiday happenings around town can be found here. A Christmas Story Premiering at The 5th Avenue Theatre in 2010, "A Christmas Story, The Musical" is back after two seasons in New York City...

The National Christmas Tree at the White House in Washington DC

Forget Black Friday. 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. The most famous tree lightings, of course, even get shown on TV: This year’s tree at New York City’s Rockefeller...

Holiday season at Union Square

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re thankful for all the great things to do in San Francisco. Here are our top reasons for getting out and enjoying the holiday weekend.   Macy’s 25th Annual Great Tree Lighting Join Quintavious Johnson of America's Got Talent Season 9, San Francisco Boys Chorus and Steve...

Citi® Presents Seth Meyers came to town Nov. 21 for a one-off standup show at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts. "I've always wanted to perform in a palace," Meyers joked to kick off the set. "And I've long considered my standup a fine art." The "Saturday Night Live" regular and host of "Late ...

Disney Cruise ship

With the increased popularity of family cruises, the cruise lines are offering increased family-friendly amenities and activities. Cruising with kids has never been easier, and there are lots of different options, from cruise lines to itineraries. Many U.S. families choose a Caribbean cruise,...

Venice rolling suitcase ban

In spite of claims that authorities from Venice are banning rolling suitcases, the city now says it's not doing that at all. The roll-aboard suitcase ban was rumored to come into effect May 2015, however these new regulations will only include heavy commercial trolleys. Venice’s special...

How to avoid extra hotel fees

Hotels are expected to collect a record $2.25 billion in fees this year, according to a report by the New York University School of Professional Studies. To some degree, that amount reflects a slight increase in the number of rooms that have been occupied. But for the most part, it's a result of...

Opening ceremony at Library of Congress

At the Library of Congress through January 19, Americans and Brits celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta with a display of documents tracing the charter’s impact over the centuries (“Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor”). Lincoln Cathedral has loaned its copy, one of only four...

A guide to new travel technology start-ups

Behind the scenes of your sunny vacation at the beach is the dark-arts world of technology. It’s a group of fresh, young minds, and they gather a few times a year around the world for drinks, to hear from peers, to brainstorm and whiteboard and to seek out millions of dollars of new funding....

Save money on airfare with these great tips.

Airfare prices continue to rise and often add up to the most expensive component of a trip for parents and kids who want to fly. Use these 7 tips to help your family save money on flights, or use a travel agent who can save you the time and effort. Tip #1: Shop online Many airlines offer their “...

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