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5 ways to experience the holiday spirit in Lapland

Victoria runs Bridges and Balloons, a blog that specializes in special places to stay and carefully curated itineraries and guides for creative people and families. For me, there’s nothing quite as magical as a winter wonderland, and Lapland is the perfect place for that. My 4-day trip to Lapland in winter helped me craft...

Winter is coming: 10 things to add to your to-do list this year

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. Let’s face it, the Starks were right: winter is coming. But that doesn’t have to mean being stuck on the couch in a Netflix fog. We’ve put together 10 must-do activities that’ll help you have fun this winter. Booking your next trip? A winter vacation just isn’t as magical without...

Celebrate winter magic around the world at these 8 destinations

There’s something magical about the winter holidays. This special season is filled with traditions, celebrations, and a sprinkling of fairytale charm. Discover winter around the world, at these 8 destinations. 1. Get ready for St. Nicholas in Germany Come December, cities all around Germany are...

The 7 cities in Europe that empty out every winter

The holidays may be a distant memory, but winter still has us in its cold grip for the next few months. Instead of sitting at home and dreaming about a summer vacation, take advantage of Europe's top cities during the low season. Traveling during the beginning of the year means better prices, fewer crowds, and the chance to discover...

10 snowy destinations for winter lovers

Feel like walking — or skiing or snowshoeing — in a winter wonderland? We’ve got a few ideas on where to spend the frostiest months of the year. Nestled among some of Norway's most famous fjords, Bergen is a picture-perfect destination come winter. 1. Get off the beaten track in...

8 best places to see the Northern Lights

Watching the Northern Lights dance across the night sky is on everyone's bucket list. While we can't guarantee you'll see this elusive natural phenomenon, we can point you in the right direction. Here are 8 amazing places to head to this winter to watch the Northern Lights plus one extra special recommendation for the crazy adventurers among you. But...