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Tomorrow, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. ET, our sister network Cooking Channel will broadcast this special — one-night-only — benefit concert and fundraiser for those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. The concert will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, and will air on Cooking Channel and CookingChanneltv.com.

Each penny raised on 12.12.12. will go directly to the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is working directly with nonprofit groups assisting those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Don’t miss live performances by Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

Tune in to Cooking Channel on Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET to watch the concert live or go to CookingChanneltv.com to watch it live right from their blog.

 

Best Beach Awards 2012

It’s resort season and it’s a safe bet you’ve spent time daydreaming of relaxing somewhere with your toes in the sand. Just when you want to escape to warmer temps, Travel Channel releases its first-ever Best Beach Awards. We sifted through hundreds of hot beaches and island vacations to bring you the 2012 nominees in 10 categories:

1. Best Party Beach
2. Best Family Beach
3. Best Romantic Beach
4. Sexiest Beach
5. Best Beach Bars
6. Best Beach You Haven’t Heard of … Yet
7. Best Beach for Adventure
8. Best Exotic Beach
9. Best Scenic Beach
10. Best Beach Boardwalks

But the Best Overall Beach is up to you!

1. Siesta Key, Florida
2. St. Lucia
3. Lahaina Beach, Maui
4. Cabo San Luca, Mexico

Vote in the poll and enter for a chance to win your own escape to St. Lucia. Tune in starting Saturday, Jan. 14 @ 2|1c as the winners are unveiled all weekend.

New Year's in New York City's Time Square

Before you ring in 2012, remember the year in travel. Travel Channel’s Year in Photos slideshow captures several memorable events around the world, including the Austria’s World Bodypainting Festival, the Middle East’s revolutionary demonstrations, the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC, DC’s MLK Memorial opening, and Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano eruption.

We also remember 2011 with When Nature Attacks, a look back at some of the most devastating natural disasters around the world. And don’t forget to check Travel Channel’s Most Memorable Moments of 2011, which highlights fun moments from some from our TV shows, including No Reservations, Ghost Adventures, Bizarre Foods and The Dead Files.

In addition to this slideshow, we also take a look ahead at the upcoming College Bowl Championship series, what’s hot in and what’s out in travel, and our TV show hosts give you the dish on their new year’s resolutions. So start your New Year off right, with a look back and a look ahead, on TravelChannel.com!

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