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Top 10 things to do in Gstaad

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I will admit that until I actually visited I had not thought of Gstaad in Switzerland as a place for anyone but people with large bank accounts. Somehow I pictured it with old ladies wearing expensive furs and ageing gentlemen smoking cigars. Mind you, I couldn't have been more wrong. I found Gstaad to be a lovely mountain destination which is beautiful year[...]

25 Reasons for a Wintery Road Trip in Scotland

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  I will admit that there may or may not have been a guy involved when I started to plan a mini road trip in Scotland in the midst of November. Men in kilts with sexy accents - surely that's a good enough reason?! But even if you can't find yourself your very own Highlander there are lots of great reasons to go to Scotland right now. 1. Outlan[...]

35 Reasons to Spend your Winter in the Sun

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  Winter is officially upon us! While that can mean playing in the snow, wearing cozy jumpers and eating all the Christmas cookies, it also means less sunshine, freezing commutes and rainy weekends. Because let's be honest, winter just ain't all snowflakes and mulled wine. Some don't like to take their chances with Olaf and prefer to live in e[...]

36 Hours in Akureyri, Iceland

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It’s a sleepy Sunday morning as I stroll through the colorful, tree-lined streets of Akureyri. Sidewalk cleaners sweep up broken glass, remnants of a wild Icelandic weekend, and besides a few early morning churchgoers, I’m alone with my thoughts as I wander to a secret spot that promises the best views of Iceland’s second largest city. Despite my warm, wo[...]

Avoiding the 'Venice Effect': Off Season in Bergen, Norway

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I went to Bergen, Norway in the summertime this past year and I liked it well enough. But then I returned to Bergen this winter - and absolutely I loved it. It was colder, it was rainier and it was darker, but it was also better. I couldn't stop gushing afterwards about the city, its charm and all its gorgeousness. I certainly registered those before, just n[...]

24 hours in Tallinn, Estonia

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Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a small and quaint city that is stuffed full of brilliant restaurants, cafes, fashion and culture. If you haven't been to Estonia yet, you should seriously consider putting it on your hit list this year or at least duck into the capital's Old Town - even if you only have 24 hours in Tallinn. If you fly to the Baltic[...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar - Day 6: Hotel Miramonte in Bad Gastein, Austria

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The beautiful bag and scarf by Folkdays in yesterday's calendar door is going to Judith. Congratulations! 6 days into December, we have an awesome new goody waiting for you. It's nothing short of a little dream this one. I can say so because I've seen it, the Miramonte Hotel in Bad Gastein. But then again, you'd have to be blind not to be able to tell for[...]

The Best Shoes for Winter Travel (and How to Keep Warm Feet)

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Travelling in winter - whether with carry-on or a massive backpack - can be quite tricky to pack for. Who wants to freeze when they have a couple of days packed with action and highlights ahead of them? Of course a warm winter coat and matching hat and gloves can do a lot to save the day even if you buy them spontaneously, but the point at which everything i[...]

5 Reasons to Visit London in Autumn

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It's that dangerous time of the year again, when the last days of summer have been counted (autumn officially started on September 23rd) and we are all at risk of drifting into an ugly post-summer-depression. But alas, there is travel, and escaping this monotony does not necessarily mean having to run far and long to escape the dropping temperatures entirely[...]