FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Top 5: Christmas Destinations in New England

by Samantha DiMauro

Dec 1, 2014

Breakers Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island © Sainaniritu | Dreamstime

North America

Christmas in New England is a magical time of year. New Englanders beat the chill with festive tree lightings, cozy sleigh rides and beautiful decorations celebrating the region’s historic charm. There’s no better place to celebrate Christmas than at these five festivals and events around New England, where the holiday cheer is at its height.

 

 

Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, Mass.

Every year, the Bavarian Christmas Village and Nutcracker Castle lights up the Yankee Candle outpost in Deerfield with holiday cheer. Throughout December, days are filled with special ways to celebrate, like indoor snow showers, Wax Works and a photo-op with Santa and Mrs. Claus. For a Christmas gift with a personal touch, you can create your own candle at the candle-making museum.

 

 

The Festival of Silver Lights in Meriden, Conn.

Without leaving the cozy comfort of your car, wind and weave through this magical park. Tune in to the station of Christmas carols as you drive around a beautiful light display, including reindeer and swans, showers of snowflakes and ornamented trees. You can also park your car and wander around the covered bridge and holiday shop for gifts and some hot cocoa.

 

 

Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, N.H.

In 2014, Portsmouth’s month-long Christmas celebration — Vintage Christmas — turns 10 years old. Seasonal shows take over the 1878 landmark Music Hall Historic Theatre while free vintage trolley rides take you around downtown. The Strawberry Banke Museum also has a skating rink and time travel shop.

 

 

Christmas at the Newport Mansions in Newport, R.I.

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House — national historic landmarks and icons of Gilded Age America — are dressed their finest during the holiday season. The mansions are adorned with enormous, dazzling Christmas trees and other decorations, and local pastry chefs create gingerbread replicas of the mansions to be put on display in The Breakers.

 

 

Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock, Vt.

During the Christmas season, Billings Farm turns into your cozy, quintessential colonial New England celebration. You learn how the holidays were celebrated in the 19th century, and can create your own historic ornament to take home to the tree. On the weekend, you can join for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the museum grounds.

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Trends / Top Trends
Apr 2, 2020

Cruise at Home with Crystal Cruises with Crystal@Home

While we wait patiently for the go-ahead to travel, Crystal Cruises offers some home-bound programming with Crystal@Home. The virtual cruise experience was created to appease the wandering traveler’s eye and inspire future vacation plans, all from the comfort of home — a growing theme in the industry, but a novel idea in the cruising world.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Destinations / Latin America
Apr 2, 2020

Quito Entices Business Travelers

FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.

Trends / Top Trends
Apr 2, 2020

Big Changes Coming to Walt Disney World’s EPCOT

While it may be closed at the moment because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EPCOT is one of Walt Disney World’s main parks and, within the next couple years, it will look different. EPCOT recently announced new changes, with more coming.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Tips / Other
Apr 2, 2020

Volunteer During Spring Break 2021

While spring break might look vastly different this year than anticipated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's not too early to start planning to do some good with your time next spring break. Consider doing volunteer work over spring break 2021.