This year Chanukah starts on Wednesday, 21st December 2011. We will light the first flame on Tuesday afternoon, 20th Dec.
If one is in one's hometown, one needs to go home to light the Chanukah Menorah.
If one is traveling, and one's wife is lighting the Chanukah Menorah at home, then one should light without the Brachot. If possible, one should try hear the Brachot from somebody else.
If one comes home past the time for lighting candles, one should light as soon as possible. As long as some other member of the household is still awake, one lights with a Bracha. If nobody else is awake anymore, one lights without a Bracha.
Bachelors and others living away from home, who don't have a spouse lighting for them at home, preferably should light for themselves with the Brachot. Alternately they can chip in with somebody else's Menorah lighting, by giving him a Peruta (a few pennies).
Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 139:19
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