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Best Christmas Markets in Europe: Hidden Gems

Best Christmas Markets in Europe: Hidden Gems

It’s that time of year again. Twinkling lights strung up across buildings, decorated trees commanding city centers, holiday music dancing through the air, the smell of hot wine and baked gingerbread suffocating your nose and of course, chestnuts roasting on an open fire. If you love the holiday season, then there aren’t too many experiences as magical as exploring different Christmas Markets across Europe. While they’re all worth seeing, it may be hard to choose the right market for you. Each country does it differently as vendors focus on local cuisine and souvenirs that will leave you overwhelmed, wanting to buy everything. The biggest and most famous markets definitely live up to the hype, but it is the lesser known ones off of the usual tourist route that will give you the most unforgettable Christmas market adventure.

Wild Camping 101

Wild Camping 101

Learn everything you need to know about wild camping so you can safely and legally avoid crowds and enjoy nature in solitude.

The Best Places to Visit This Winter

The Best Places to Visit This Winter

When the winter season hits, some people dream of fresh powder and cozy fireside evenings. Others want to forget the cold and escape to warmer places. Whichever you prefer, we’ve got the perfect list of places to visit this winter.

Bikepacking

Bikepacking

bike·pack·ing (verb). Definition: The coffee-fuelled action of pedalling between camping locations with personal belongings precariously strapped to a bicycle frame. Used in a sentence: “Andy please stop talking about your bikepacking adventure, I have to work”.

Hidden Lakes in Europe

Hidden Lakes in Europe

Lake life. We all dream of it, but where do we find it? These hidden lakes in Europe are dreamy, picturesque and begging to be admired by the committed wanderer.

Cairngorms National Park: Escape to the Scottish Highlands

Cairngorms National Park: Escape to the Scottish Highlands

Scotland— the land of sheep, whisky and rugged terrain. Here, the unpredictable weather makes for an always exciting adventure. With plenty of pubs and cozy hideaways to escape from the elements, there’s no excuse not to embrace all that this stunning nation has to offer.

Celebrate Ukrainian Culture

Celebrate Ukrainian Culture

Ukraine: a country where ancient history and architecture intersect with progressive ideas and people. Here, a deep appreciation of tradition, arts, and culture is complimented by the bountiful natural beauty and resources found within Ukraine. To learn more about this beautiful country and its people, dive into some of the rich and enduring aspects of Ukrainian culture.

The Faroe Islands: Your Next Nordic Adventure

The Faroe Islands: Your Next Nordic Adventure

The Faroe Islands are the Nordic adventure you never knew you needed. This quiet, quaint corner of the North Atlantic Ocean is one of Europe’s last true hidden gems. The people are friendly, the landscape is extreme and the culture is rich. You won’t find big-box chain businesses or crowded city streets. On the Faroe Islands, you will find an experience that will have you asking why you didn’t visit sooner.

Cinque Terre Towns — A Breath Of Fresh Air

Cinque Terre Towns — A Breath Of Fresh Air

Cinque Terre holds much more behind the meaning “Five Lands.” Within this rugged portion of the Italian Riveria lies breathtaking views, mouthwatering cuisine, crisp local wine, and a lifestyle that is hard to stray away from. These five small fishing villages are laced together by six miles of hiking trails. Each step you take is a journey through the untamed Italian landscape with views that open up to each unique village filled with laid-back locals and sun-kissed travelers. Imagine this…