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Photo Essay – Christmas Market Road Trip 2019

 Bratislava, Budapest, Krakow, Prague, Christmas, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, road trip, Slovakia   Dec 25, 2019   By

European Christmas markets hold a special place in my heart. If you’re interested, read my blog on the best Christmas markets in Europe. My wife [...]


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10 Best Christmas Markets In Europe (For 2018 And Beyond)

 Christmas, Travel Advice   Nov 1, 2018   By

The Magic Markets of Christmas Christmas was a dying holiday for me when I moved to Europe back in 2013. Americans prioritize family this time [...]


How I Won The Christmas Shopping Race In Munich!

 Munich, Christmas, Germany   Dec 12, 2017   By

“Wave, Munich! All thy banners wave, and charge with all thy chivalry!” – Thomas Campbell Not so much a ‘race’ as a self-imposed time limit. [...]


3 Great Christmas Trip Ideas In Europe

 Christmas, eurotrip, Travel Advice   Oct 12, 2017   By

As we creep into October, people are starting to plan Christmas weekends in Europe. For many locations you need to plan ahead, as Christmas markets [...]


How to Celebrate Christmas in Austria

 Salzburg, Vienna, Austria, Christmas   Jan 10, 2017   By

“I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and [...]


A Tale of Two Markets – Verona and Bolzano, Italy

 Christmas, festival, Italy   Dec 31, 2016   By

“A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every [...]


How to Spend a December Weekend in Sorrento, Italy

 Christmas, eurotrip, Italy   Dec 14, 2016   By

December is a tricky time to visit Europe. Days are overcast and short, and the weather isn’t typically that great outside of far south. This [...]