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Guide to Heidelberg’s Christmas Markets

It’s Faraway Friday! This week’s featured far-off place is not just far from where I live, it’s also like a trip far back into the past! Would I call it magical? Absolutely! This is your guide to the Heidelberg Christmas Markets! What to See If you’re in Heidelberg at Christmastime, you are in for a… Continue reading Guide to Heidelberg’s Christmas Markets

Christmas · Germany · Uncategorized · World Foods

What I Ate: Heidelberg’s Christmas Market

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This one’s pretty special–it’s all about Christmas foods! I recently was in Heidelberg to enjoy the Christmas Markets and explore this cute, historic town, and to get a little more material for my Germany page! Here’s the scoop on what I ate at the Heidelberg Christmas Market! Kinderpunsch For many,… Continue reading What I Ate: Heidelberg’s Christmas Market

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What to Know Before You Visit German Christmas Markets

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! This post is all about European Christmas Markets. I recently went to beautiful Heidelberg, Germany, to visit the Christmas Markets there, and I picked up a few tips along the way. Before you jet off on your own European Christmas Market adventure, check this list of things to know before you… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit German Christmas Markets

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Christmas in Pittsburgh

Merry Christmas! It’s Merry Monday, my readers! My sweet husband and I went to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving with his family, but I made sure we did some Christmassy things while we were there! If you are heading to Pittsburgh this Christmas season or in the coming years, here are the things you should put on… Continue reading Christmas in Pittsburgh

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Gifts for Travelers 2017

Happy Black Friday! Whether you slept in this morning or you camped out at your favorite retailer all night long, I’ve got a few things in mind for the traveler in your life. I tried to do some affiliate links with Amazon last year, but it didn’t really work out for me.  So this year,… Continue reading Gifts for Travelers 2017

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Santas of the World

Whether you call him Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or St. Nicholas, he is undeniably a part of Christmas around the world! Check out these fun facts about Santa, and feel free to add some international flare to your own version of Old St. Nick! Australia Believe it or not, when Father Christmas arrives… Continue reading Santas of the World

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Christmas Foods of the World

Merry Christmas Month! It’s Festive Friday and this week we’re looking at some Christmassy foods from around the world! Who’s up for a culinary adventure? Netherlands Usually a traditional Christmas meal in the Netherlands starts with shrimp cocktail, soup, and game meats like goose, venison, or pheasant. A traditional Dutch Christmas dish is Kerstkrans bread, filled with… Continue reading Christmas Foods of the World

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World Christmas Traditions

Happy Festive Friday! Today it’s all about the Christmas traditions of the world. Wouldn’t it be fun to adopt one of these traditions yourself for a bit of Christmas whimsy! Norway Hate cleaning? Head up north for a Norwegian Christmas! All the brooms and other cleaning implements must be hidden on Christmas Eve. If not, evil… Continue reading World Christmas Traditions

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Christmas Trees of the World

Happy Festive Friday! This week, we’re going green and celebrating Christmas trees! Georgia Christmas trees in the country of Georgia are very different than the traditional evergreen trees many Europeans and Americans are familiar with, though “Western” Christmas trees are becoming more popular. A Georgian Christmas tree is made of dried branches (such as walnut… Continue reading Christmas Trees of the World

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Christmas in DC

Thanksgiving is finished, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, and DC is in the Christmas mood! I absolutely LOVE Christmas in DC. It’s a magical time of year, and it is my favorite time of year to call DC my home. Check out all the fun things to do here in no particular order:… Continue reading Christmas in DC