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    Europe Travel

    15 Charming Things to do in Cesis, Latvia

    Disclaimer: I was a guest of the Cesis Tourism Board and Magnetic Latvia on a press trip to Cesis, Latvia. Tilting buildings and cobblestone streets. Spiritual sauna experiences and locals who still collect water from the nearby springs. The best bread you’ve ever tasted and a tiny coffee shop where the whole town gathers. This is Cesis, Latvia. Ever heard of it? Probably not. And yet this tiny town an hour and a half away from the capital city of Riga will steal your heart before you even know it’s happening. After spending two days on an action-packed press trip to Cesis, I’m fully convinced that it’s a must visit…

  • schöner brunnen (beautiful fountain) and a christmas market stand in Nuremberg
    Europe Travel

    Nuremberg Christmas Market 2021 Guide: Things to do, What to Eat, and What to Buy

    2020 Update: Unfortunately, the Nuremberg Christmas Market has been canceled this year – but it’s never too late to start planning for 2021! Often touted as the oldest Christmas market in the world, and with plenty of unique traditions, Nuremberg Christmas Market is one of those things that makes it onto everyone’s bucket list. And for good reason. With a plethora of unique traditions you won’t find anywhere else, and the smell of Lebkuchen and Wurst wafting through the air, it’s the perfect place to spend a few days getting into the Christmas spirit! This guide is absolutely packed to the brim with information about Nuremberg Christmas Market, the other…

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    Europe Travel

    Regensburg Christmas Markets 2021 Guide: Where to Go, What to Eat, and What to Buy

    2020 Update: Unfortunately, the Regensburg Christmas Markets have all been cancelled this year – but it’s never too early to start planning for 2021! The Katherinenspital Christmas Market in Regensburg has also gone online 🙂 Tiny, winding alleyways. Colorful houses. A gothic cathedral overlooking it all. Regensburg, Germany is an amazing place to visit any time of year. But visit for the Regensburg Christmas Markets and you’ll be in for an extra special treat! Whether it’s sipping glühwein in the main market or experiencing the romance at the Thurn & Taxis Castles Christmas Market, Regensburg has a Christmas market for everyone. The town of Regensburg is small and compact, as…

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    Europe Travel

    34 Best Places to Visit in Europe in Winter

    Fewer crowds, Christmas markets, and even the chance to see the northern lights… here are some of the best places to visit in Europe in winter! Whether you’re anxious to find some winter sun or experience the coziness of wrapping up while it snows outside, Europe in winter has so much to offer. Of course, I haven’t been able to visit all of the best places to visit in Europe in winter (yet), so I reached out to a few of my fellow bloggers for their suggestions! Best Places to Visit in Europe in Winter: WESTERn Europe Amsterdam, the Netherlands Recommended by Karen of Local Holland Amsterdam, the Netherlands is…

  • Addie standing in front of Öxarárfoss Waterfall in Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
    Europe Travel,  Travel Photography

    Iceland in December: 50+ Pictures That Will Inspire You To Go

    Think winter is the worst time of the year to visit Iceland? Think again. Fewer crowds and the chance to see the northern lights make Iceland in December one of the best times to go! Still not convinced? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so how does 55 sound? I spent 5 days in Iceland in December last year and had the absolute time of my life. From Christmas cheer (and curious child-eating Christmas cats) to sights that took my breath away by simply being there, Iceland is a land like no other. Here’s 50+ pictures of Iceland in December that prove it. Iceland in December:…

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    Europe Travel

    Valle del Chiese Guide: Where to Eat, Sleep, and Play in this Italian Lakes Paradise

    ***Thank you to the Valle del Chiese tourism board and Visit Trentino for hosting me on this trip, as well as to Traverse for helping to make it happen! As always, all opinions are my own.*** Imagine waking up to the beauty of Lake Garda or Lake Como, a gorgeous lake surrounded by cute towns and imposing mountains. Now… imagine the crowds. Yeah, I don’t really want to go there now either. But what if you could have that same amount of beauty with none of the crowds? It’s possible, and the answer is only a short drive away from Lake Garda: Valle del Chiese. This valley, located in Trentino,…