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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 are a big thing around these parts and hotels can fill up fast. I consider myself somewhat of a Christmas market expert, having visited around 25 of them over the […]

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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 happiness and peace to this world.” – Norman Van Peale When you’re not with your family, deciding where to spend Christmas can be frustrating, and living the Christmas spirit can […]

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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 room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret […]

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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 is a month, however, where many Americans get to travel, so it’s worth discussing – not everyone can visit Europe between May and September. In Italy, the Amalfi Coast certainly […]

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Jaga Bells – The 12 Markets of Christmas

 Christmas,eurotrip,wanderlust   Oct 28, 2016    By

An American was living alone in Europe, crying in his beer, and looking ahead to another lonely Christmas. As his head dipped from the alcohol, he muttered under his breath, ‘maybe I’d be better off without Christmas.’ He quickly scribbled his plans on a cocktail napkin – proudly display a nativity scene using Star Wars […]

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