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Hanna is the entertainment and lifestyle editor for CDN. Fan of great movies, legendary music, outdoor activities and cool stuff in general, her opinions, as expressed in her articles, are her own and not necessarily shared by anyone .. anywhere .. ever. Follow Hanna on Twitter: @Hanna_CDN

Honeymoon Destinations on a Budget

Honeymoon travel vacation

With ‘wedding season’ comes honeymoon season, but after the big day, many couples find there isn’t much budget left over for an extravagant getaway. Leading online travel agency CheapOair has identified a list of romantic destinations where newlyweds can retreat to without the high price tag. From beaches to historic cities, here are five suggestions for affordable honeymoon destinations in the US. ...

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Generation X More Likely To Overspend On Vacation Than Baby Boomers And Millennials

Vacation Travel

With its tenth annual Vacation Confidence Index*, Allianz Global Assistance finds 10 percent of Americans admit to going over budget while on vacation last year, and those who did, on average, overspent by 27 percent ($534). Breaking down by age group, 92 percent of Millennials (ages 18-34) and 91 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 55+) did not overspend, while 87 percent of Gen X’ers (ages ...

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For Potential ‘Cord Cutters,’ Content is Still King

Wired and satellite television providers trying to counter the burgeoning cord-cutting phenomenon should offer the same original programming, choice, and value that viewers receive from streaming video content sources, a new Invoke® LIVE Big Qual research study has revealed. “Cable, fiber, and satellite providers who are thinking about simply cutting channels and costs to respond to cord-cutting should think again,” ...

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Sequels top U.S. box office this week as Equilizer 2, Mama Mia! and Transylvania 3 shine

Movie Theaters

The Equilizer 2, Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation took top honors at the U.S. box office this week with the Mama Mia! and Hotel Transylvania sequels also taking the top spots globally. “Universal’s ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ sang a powerful global tune taking in $76.78 million in 44 territories around the world while Sony’s ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ added another $60.85 ...

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War between the surface and the sea featured in first Aquaman trailer

Aquaman trailer

  From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role.  The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to ...

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The Walking Dead Season 9: Official Comic-Con Trailer – and premier date

Walking Dead - Season 9 trailer

Thanks to a brand new trailer from AMC, we now know when “The Walking Dead: Season 9″ will air, and we get a tiny taste of what’s in store. Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) told fans at the San Diego Comic-Con that this will be his character’s last season, so expect this season to set up and facilitate his exit. Oh, ...

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Glass [Official Trailer]

Glass trailer

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as ...

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Hotel Transylvania and Ant-Man take top spots at U.S. box office

Movie Theaters

Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” took the number one spot at the U.S. and Global box offices while Ant-man came in second in the United States and third globally. “Sony’s family-friendly animated hit film ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ had fans showing up in big numbers earning a solid $46.4 million from 48% of international markets pushing the film to a $100.2 million global ...

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Consumers Watch More Than Two Hours of Alternative Video on a Computer Each Week

New video research out today reveals U.S. broadband households watch an average of two hours of alternative content on a computer each week from sources including Facebook, SnapChat, YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion. 360 Deep Dive: Alternative Content Consumption, a report from Parks Associates, examines alternative content such as livestreaming, user-generated content, short-form videos, and web video series that are available via social ...

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Millennials Most Likely To Post Deceptive Vacation Photos To Make Social Media Followers Jealous

More than one third (36 percent) of Millennials (ages 18-34) have aimed to deceive their followers by posting social media vacation images that make trips look better than they are, according to the 10th annual 2018 Vacation Confidence Index*, released by Allianz Global Assistance. The study found that 15 percent of Gen X’ers (ages 35 – 54) and five percent of Baby ...

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Reviews: Top 10 U.S. Burger joints

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, today announced the top burger restaurants in the U.S. based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners. From coast to coast (and a lot of beef in between), these beloved burger joints are sure to delight travelers and locals alike with their delicious meat creations. “We have leveraged the feedback from ...

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Is Walmart open on July 4, 2018?

A lot of stores are closed on July 4, 2018. But, if you need a few last minute items to fill-out your Fourth, your local Walmart may have the answer. This year, July 4th falls in the middle of the week. And, if you had to work Tuesday, that may have left you understocked and underprepared for your barbeque, picnic ...

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12 Tips to Ease Stress for Your Summer Vacation

The summer travel season is one of the busiest for U.S. airports, according to the Transportation Security Administration, which is expected to screen 28.3 million Fourth of July travelers through July 9 and millions of others through the end of Labor Day weekend.  Smart planning and preparation is the key for travelers who want an easy start to their vacation, without the ...

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Carowinds Offering Free Admission To United States Military

Carowinds is paying tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering free park admission June 30-July 8, 2018 to any active, inactive or retired member of the United States military with valid military I.D., including discharge papers. Our military community may also purchase discounted tickets online for their family and friends at carowinds.com. Carowinds will illuminate the skies above the state ...

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Jurassic World and Incredibles 2 top the box office

Movie Theaters

Sequels hold the top three spots in both the United States and Global box office rankings this week. Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom crowns the list with Incredibles 2 and Ocean’s 8 taking second and third respectively. “Some 25 years after the original ‘Jurassic Park’ thrilled summer movie audiences, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened number one at the North American box office with $150 million while topping the ...

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