You don’t have to celebrate Christmas to appreciate a good Christmas market. Originally a German concept, the tradition of the Christkindlesmarkt or the Marché de Noël has spread across the world. Here’s a sampling of what’s on offer in 2014.
Shanghai (Nov. 29–Dec. 24)
Sapporo (Nov. 28–Dec. 25)
Innsbruck (Nov. 15–Jan. 6, 2015)
Vienna (Various from Nov. 14–Dec. 27)
Bruges (Nov. 24–Jan. 4, 2015)
Prague (Nov. 20–Jan. 1, 2015)
Colmar (Nov. 21–Dec. 31)
Strasbourg (Nov. 28–Dec. 31)
Berlin (Various from Nov. 24–Jan. 4, 2015)
Dresden (Nov. 27–Dec. 24)
Frankfurt (Nov. 26–Dec. 22)
Nuremberg (Nov. 28–Dec. 24)
Dublin (Nov. 13–Dec. 23)
Galway (Nov. 22–Dec. 22)
Bolzano (Nov. 27–Dec. 28)
Stockholm (Nov. 22–Dec. 23)
Lucerne (Dec. 4–21)
Edinburgh (Nov. 21–Jan. 4, 2015)
London (Various from Nov. 5 –Jan. 4, 2015)
Manchester (Nov. 14–Dec. 21)
Toronto, ON (Nov. 28–Dec. 21)
Vancouver, BC (Nov. 22–Dec. 24)
New York, N.Y. (Nov. 20–Dec. 24)
Chicago, Ill. (Nov. 21–Dec. 24)
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
It’s difficult to truly do Ireland justice with just one short trip. However, one tour is hoping to make an attempt at it, with a 12-day offering titled the Giant Irish Adventure by Vagabond Small Group Tours.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.