Christmas

Christmas markets, Christmas traditions from around the world, favorite Christmas recipes. Yeah – these are a few of our favorite things.

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Discovering Christmas ‘Hygge’ in Denmark

While on an Advent-themed Eurail  train trip through Europe, I just had to make my way up to Aarhus, Denmark to visit one of my dearest friends. While there, I discovered that the Danes take the idea of Yuletide coziness to a new level with…

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!…

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…
Christmas traditions in Italy

Remembrance of Things Past: Christmas 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…

Stocking Stuffers for the World Traveler

My family celebrates both Hanukkah and Christmas so over the years my husband and I have decided to forgo any major presents on Christmas morning and instead exchange stockings. Not your ordinary candy bar and lottery ticket stockings (however both of those items are usually…

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…

New Years Eve Traditions Around the World

Rather than serve up the standard fare and bullet point sparkling wine types for New Year’s, today we're going to check out some New Year's traditions around the world. We're going to focus on customs from several well-known winemaking countries, some wine-related and some not.…

The coziest little Christmas market in Germany

Given that in a few days time I will be on my way to the tropical climate of Southern Florida, I wanted to experience a bit of White Christmas with all its romance, snow, and glitter. For a Christmas market,some holiday traditions and comfort food, no…
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