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Christkindlmark Christmas Market Germany Munich

Five Things to Love about the Christmas Market in Germany

The Christmas season is one of the best times to visit Germany. It’s when the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) is in full swing – a must do on any traveller’s bucket list. They are easy to find as most are located in the centres of major cities. They usually coincide with Advent as the German word literally translates to Christ Child Market. Munich and Nuremberg were my favourites, as these markets stayed true to Bavarian tradition.

Here are 5 things about the German Christkindlmarkt that are unique from other countries — and that we love about it!
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Church of Nativity in Bethlehem

What It’s REALLY Like to Visit Bethlehem at Christmas

Aside from the North Pole, the “little town of Bethlehem” is probably the most Christmas-y place on earth. The birthplace of Jesus Christ is only a bus or taxi ride away from the Old City of Jerusalem within the West Bank. But before making the journey, there are some essential things to know. Here’s how to visit Bethlehem during the Christmas season. Continue Reading →

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The Best Northern Ontario Provincial Parks to Visit This Year

Thanks to the global pandemic, Ontario Parks are swarming with stir-crazy Canucks dying to reconnect with nature. Campsites are booked solid. There are line-ups to get into line-ups at the front gate, with folks waiting hours to get in. Sometimes, the day passes sell out before noon. It’s bonkers! So, why not venture away from the … Continue Reading →

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Winter Adventures in Finland’s Lapland

Every February, the winter blues set in and your misguided optimism about “embracing the cold” has petered out. You’re watching reruns of Jeopardy in your jammies, while wondering what flavour of pizza you will be ordering (Hawaiian) and eating the Valentine’s chocolates you bought for special someone like a drugged-out woodchuck.

Well, not this year adventure seeker! Grab your snow pants and get off the couch because we are going to Finland’s Arctic. Continue Reading →

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10 Ways to Feast Around Ontario’s Perth County This Fall

Perth County has become ground zero for up and coming food and drink companies of southwestern Ontario. In Stratford and St. Mary’s, living in a small town doesn’t mean you have to give up on fab tastes or finding locally-grown or produced treats from morning until evening. For newbies or regulars, check out these places in Stratford and St. Mary’s to expand your taste knowledge of southwestern Ontario’s Perth County. Continue Reading →