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

Norway on a Budget

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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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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Advent Adventures: Cologne, Germany’s Magical Christmas Markets

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There’s one thing I absolutely love about December in Europe beyond anything and everything else: Christmas Markets.   I can never ever get enough of all the glittering ornaments, heartfelt laughter, glühwein, lavish red decorations, the scent of evergreen trees…freshly made waffles or crêpes served with an over abundance of frosting…

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