9 Essential Tips for Visiting Christmas Markets in Europe

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Julmarknad in Swedish, Weihnachtsmarkt in German, Marché de Noël in French, and Jarmark Bożonarodzeniowy in Polish (yeah, that one’s a mouthful). These are some of my favourite words during the holiday season, because they all translate to “Christmas Market.”   And I LOVE Christmas Markets.   When living in Sweden,…

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7 of the Best Views in Bergen, Norway

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Hands down, one of my favourite things to do in a new city is to walk around. For hours and hours. 30° C or -30° C. I’ll do it and I’ve done it.   And when I ended up getting two ridiculously rare sunny and warm Fall days in Bergen,…

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9 Crazy Things I Did to Visit Norway on a Budget

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I’m not actually crazy, but sometimes, I do crazy things. And I usually do them when I travel.   From accidentally getting a hold of a hotel’s master key to exploring abandoned buildings (with common sense, of course), befriending metal bands, and ignoring the need for sleep while travelling 30+…

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Discover 12 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Malta

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Malta may be one of the world’s smallest countries, but its size hasn’t stopped it from having more mind-blowing sites and attractions than you can count on 2 – or quite easily 200 – hands.   From ancient cities, turquoise lagoons, temple ruins, lavish gardens, catacombs, nightlife, Games of Thrones…

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Rovinj, Croatia: 7 Memorable Things You Need to See and Do

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After Dubrovnik, Pula, and Rijeka, I thought I had Croatian coastal cities and towns somewhat figured out.   When stepping into a new waterfront city or town, I’d expect to find beige stone homes, red-tiled roofs, and a medieval landmark or two (or ten) commanding the steep cliffs of the…

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Snow to Seas’ Top Hostels in Europe for 2018

Swimming pools, complimentary lattes and wine tasting, private beaches, elaborate buffet breakfasts, heated shower floors – these services and amenities seem like the stuff of four and five star hotels.   Would you believe me if I told you that you can find hostels with many of these services and…

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Bern, Switzerland: 6 of the City’s Best Views on a Budget

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When I think of capital cities, I imagining bustling downtown cores filled with an abundance of towering skyscrapers. I imagine concrete jungles that never sleep and streets filled with people, people, and more people. I imagine populations of at least 500,000 or more. Is this what you imagine too? If…

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