Christmas Travel

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Travel Themed Christmas Drinks Perfect for Celebrating the Holiday Season

By Hannah Logan - December 10, 2021
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The holiday season is also considered cocktail season for many of us. From family events to get-togethers with friends, holiday parties and more. Although things are a bit different in 2020 and most of us won’t be able to gather as usual, we can still have virtual cocktail parties or enjoy a delicious drink on…

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Hannah and Megan drinking Kolsch at the Christmas market

Christmas in Cologne, Germany: Everything You Want to Know About Cologne Christmas Markets

By Hannah Logan - December 10, 2021
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Europe’s Christmas markets are my happy place. The lights, the decorations, the gluhwein, the ornaments. I absolutely love them and have been five times over the past 8 years. Each year I try to visit somewhere new and while I have yet to be disappointed some European Christmas markets make an impression and Cologne, Germany…

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German Christmas Stollen

Holiday & Christmas Desserts From Around the World

By Hannah Logan - December 9, 2021
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‘Tis the season to be jolly and a guaranteed way to be jolly is to eat delicious holiday treats. Most of us have our own special holiday recipes we only bake at this time of year. Sometimes they are family recipes and other times they are tied to our culture or country. One of the…

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Experience the Magic of Christmas in New York City with these Festive Ideas

By Hannah Logan - December 8, 2021
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least, as a Christmas enthusiast, I think it is! I love Christmas and while I will always be home in Canada for the holidays, I do enjoy visiting other places during the festive season to see how they celebrate. Places like London, Paris, and Vienna. However,…

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Dyker Heights Christmas lights tour

See the Best Christmas Lights in NYC with this Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

By Hannah Logan - December 8, 2021
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There’s something magical about New York City at Christmas. From the elegant storefront windows done up with glitter, the majestic Christmas tree at Rockefeller centre, towering over an icy rink perfect for skating, and even the little wooden booths at New York’s Christmas markets. The holiday season is a wonderful time to visit the Big…

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Paris at Christmas

Experience the Magic of Paris at Christmas with These Festive Ideas

By Hannah Logan - December 7, 2021
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I love Paris and I love Christmas, so getting to see Paris at Christmas was pretty, well, magical. I’m no stranger to exploring Europe during the Christmas season. After all, Europe’s Christmas markets are basically my version of Disneyworld. But, there’s something about the way that Paris does the Christmas season. It’s just that little…

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London at Christmas

Experience the Magic of Christmas in London with these Festive Activities

By Hannah Logan - December 4, 2021
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Flashing lights, roller coasters, and festive afternoon tea. Christmas in London isn’t as traditional or old-world as in some other European destinations like, say, Christmas in Vienna, but there’s something about the Holiday season in London that still gets me excited. There are London’s Christmas markets which range from carnival-esque fairs to quaint German-style wooden…

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Teddy bears decorating a house in Strasbourg at Christmas

Christmas in Strasbourg, France: Everything You Need to Know About Strasbourg Christmas Markets

By Hannah Logan - December 2, 2021
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For me, the holiday season is the most magical time of the year and while I will always be home for Christmas, I absolutely love spending part of the holiday season in Europe experiencing Europe’s best Christmas markets. Germany and Austria tend to be the favourites when it comes to Christmas markets in Europe, but…

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Vienna at Christmas

8 Festive Ways to Experience the Magic of Vienna at Christmas

By Hannah Logan - December 2, 2021
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least I think so. Christmas time to me is magic, and even though I live in a Canadian city that pretty much guarantees a white Christmas, it’s no secret that during the holiday season, Europe is my favourite place to be. European Christmas markets are my…

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Gluhwein recipe

Authentic Gluhwein Recipe from an Austrian Chef

By Hannah Logan - December 1, 2021
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I’ve made it no secret about how much I love European Christmas Markets, especially those in Germany and Austria. I have a million reasons why but I’d be lying if I said that the gluhwein wasn’t one of them. Which is funny, because back in 2011, when I first visited European Christmas markets, I didn’t…

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European Christmas Markets

The Ultimate List of the Most Magical Christmas Markets in Europe

By Hannah Logan - December 1, 2021
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Whoever sang ‘Where are you Christmas’ should have looked to Europe because if you can’t find the holiday spirit at the Christmas markets in Europe then you, my friend, are a lost cause. Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. I basically turn into the female version of Buddy the Elf (minus eating…

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Gingerbread decorated house in Colmar, France

Christmas in Colmar, France: Everything You Need to Know About Colmar Christmas Markets

By Hannah Logan - November 28, 2021
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If you are at all familiar with France you’ve no doubt heard of the fairytale town of Colmar. It’s said to be the jewel of the Alsace region and the inspiration behind the village in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. After a couple of minutes of walking through ‘Little Venice’ you’ll see why! Colmar, like…

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Salzburg Krampus Run

The Salzburg Krampus Run: A Unique Christmas Tradition

By Hannah Logan - November 17, 2021
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When I was travelling around Europe for the Christmas Markets I expected to see plenty of Santas and maybe a few elves and reindeer. What I didn’t expect to find was a giant, hairy, devil-looking creature known as Krampus; essentially a Christmas demon who has his own celebration called Krampusnacht or Krampus Run. This event…

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Nuremberg Christmas Markets

Girls Getaway: European Christmas Market Cruise with Viking River Cruises

By Hannah Logan - December 19, 2017
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Christmas is my favourite time of the year, and my mom’s too. We’re both Christmas crazy and go all out during the festive season. Both of us love the bustle of holiday crowds, the Christmas songs, and of course the lights and decorations. And while neither one of us would trade our (normally) white Christmases…

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The Three Best Places to Experience a White Christmas in Canada

By Hannah Logan - December 11, 2017
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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. Are you? Thankfully, living in Ottawa, Canada, I’m almost always guaranteed having at least a little layer of powdery white snow during the holiday season, and I definitely take it for granted. But, the more I travel, even across Canada, and hear about how many people have never experienced…

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