European Christmas Markets VIDEO

Over the past several years, we have accumulated quite the collection of festive Christmas and holiday articles here on Travel Belles. Due to their popularity, we thought that this year it would be a good idea to bring them to you all in one place! Additionally, I created the above video from my travels last … Read more

An Australian Christmas Light Tour

A Sub-Tropical Winter Wonderland We may not have snowmen or chestnuts roasting over an open fire in Brisbane, Australia, but the Christmas spirit is alive and well. This week my Aussie friend Elizabeth introduced me to a recent Brisbane tradition: The Brisbane City Council’s Bus Tour of the 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition. 4KQ is a local … Read more

Christmas in Rome (Italian Traditions from an American living in Rome)

Memories of Christmas traditions in Italy from an American living in Rome When I’m shopping in Seattle in mid-October and the red poinsettias in their foil-covered pots are already on display for shoppers who want to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving, I think back to Christmas celebrations in Rome which didn’t begin until mid-December. No endless … Read more

Christmas Market Magic in Vienna

Uncovering the Vienna Christmas Markets I first discovered that Europe offered Christmas markets by accident while in Munich when I, a self- proclaimed travel virgin, asked a pedestrian in Munich why Marienplatz was full of little wooden stalls. To be honest, it wasn’t really curiosity that piqued my interest; I was more upset about these … Read more