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The Best Cruises in December
by Rob Northen in Travel
Whether planning a family holiday, celebrating the new year or just looking for time under sail, December is an ideal time of the year for a cruise. The best December cruises often have you steaming towards the equator, where the weather is balmy and the food spicy, which usually means trips to the Caribbean or South Pacific. If water and rum isn't your thing, then try a Mediterranean cruise that

About the December Birthstone
by boonchew in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Birthstones are different depending on the country, and have changed throughout history. Even today, "official" birthstones may be replaced with another gem, and some months have several birthstones. HistoryIn 1912, the "modern" birthstones were decided by Jewelers of America. The birthstones they chose for December are blue topaz and turquoise. In 2002, tanzanite was also made a December birth

Classroom Activities for December
by besn in Education
December can be simultaneously a blessing and a curse for educators. On one hand, the holiday season offers a multitude of possibilities for themed activities, which can inject a sense of fun and relevance to the routine. On the other hand, students and teachers alike are tired and stressed, which leads to short tempers all around. Take full advantage of the December theme by avoiding cliché

Las Vegas Travel in December
by Ted Leung in Travel
With over 30 million visitors per year, Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Casinos, restaurants and resorts offer travelers a diverse array of entertainment options year-round; there is no "tourist season" in the city. Travel in December has its advantages, chief among them a respite from the heat found during warmer months. TransportationServed by M

Cruises to Europe in December
by cakephp in Travel
Whether you live in a cold climate or never really experience the winter December chill, booking a vacation during the end of the year may be a gift to yourself or your family. A popular vacation is the cruise, where everything from round-the-clock meals, shopping, entertainment, relaxing, comfortable accommodations and activities are included in one "floating city." Another benefit of cruising is

The History of December's Birthstone
by Mike in Holidays & Celebrations
Birthstones can be found in necklaces or earrings and are given as birthday presents. Yet, many people are not aware of the long developing history, dating back to 2000 B.C. for each gem. If you were born in December, you are very lucky because you have a choice of three gems: blue topaz, turquoise and tanzanite; and traditionally speaking, you may also add lapis lazuli and zircon to the list.

What are Some Things to Do in December in San Francisco?
by Bong Munoz in Travel
Far from peak tourist season, a December outing in San Francisco will be slightly cooler (highs in the 50s) than the summer months, but will still provide you with a host of activities. Christmas at SeaThis Christmas celebration includes cider, caroling and storytime. It takes place aboard the historic ships docked at the maritime museum.
The NutcrackerThis cherished Tchaikovsky classic is a

Chicago Tours in December
by codelurker in Travel
The city of Chicago, Illinois is well-known for its architecture, history and pizza. If you find yourself visiting the Windy City in the winter, deciding among tours can be tough. This guide walks you through a number of tours that are available in Chicago in December. Trolley ToursChicago's Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour offers a scenic look at all the major downtown landmarks, including Willis

Fun Things to Do in Atlanta in December
by Anderson in Travel
Like most bustling metropolises, Atlanta offers a host of events for its 486,000 residents and 37 million annual tourists to enjoy. With December temperatures averaging around 50 degrees, the city can play host to a series of outdoor attractions as well, including street fairs, parades and sporting events. The Children's Christmas ParadeThe Children's Christmas Parade takes place each December

The Best December Vacation Spots
by Traveling around the world in Travel
The month of December is a great time for anyone to travel. The time of year gives travelers several different destination options including ski trips, beach vacations and cruises. December is a great time for both families and singles to travel because many offices and schools grant extended amounts of vacation time because of the Christmas holidays. Many travel companies and destinations also of

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