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Comprehensive Harbin Ice Festival Guide & Winter Harbin Itinerary

Everyone says winter is the worst time to visit China — unless you’re heading to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, that is.  Before my visit, I found plenty of inspirational articles and photographs but I couldn’t pinpoint a recent Harbin ice festival guide to walk me through the logistics. I had zero desire …

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Warm Places to Visit in Europe During Winter

Winter is a great time to visit Europe: prices dip while the temperatures do, with airfares at rock-bottom prices and promotional rates at hotels throughout the continent.  However, travelers seeking warm places to visit in Europe during winter sometimes get stumped.  Where do you go if you don’t want to pack your parka and get blasted …

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Finding a Winter Fairyland in Quebec City

Snow is underrated.  While everyone else is racing to warm and tropical destinations on their winter getaways, I layer up my long underwear, hide some hand warmers inside my mittens, and embrace the cold. Vieux Quebec (“Old Quebec”) oozes charm all year-round, but a layer of snow transforms it into something magical.  The cobblestone streets …

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Add the Williamsburg Grand Illumination to Your Bucket List

I tend to fall victim to the mindset that travel has to be far away to “count”, forgetting that sometimes there are wonderful attractions right in my own backyard.  However, when life got in the way of my existing travel plans for last weekend, a “near-cation” became an incredible back-up plan. For this particular experience, …

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