Tags archives: winter-travel

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[...]

How to pack for a cold Europe trip with a carry-on

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I'm a big fan of buying cheap flights to European destinations to spend a long weekend unwinding and sightseeing. I like to scour the net, jump on every EasyJet newsletter that pops up in my inbox, do random searches on Skyscanner and indulge in holiday fantasies until a cheap flight appears and I can spontaneously buy it. I'm guilty of the 'bargain b[...]

10 things to do in New York City in Winter

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New York City is a place fortunate enough to experience all four seasons each year. While summer is one of the more popular times to visit, winter can be just as charming, if not more fun! As someone who was born and raised in New York, I know that a winter trip here is definitely an experience not to be missed. Where to stay I'm not going to lie – hot[...]

Active Things to do in Iceland in Winter

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My alarm clock goes off at 9am sharp. A dozy peek out the window reveals nothing but darkness. This far up north it is still night at this time. Wrapped in big coats and scarfs we stomp through the fresh snow that had fallen all night. The air is crisp and clear. For breakfast we head to Prikið, a popular cafe on Reykjavik's central road Laugavegur. As we st[...]