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Nobody would fault you for heading to New York City in the spring when Central Park blooms big or, really, in any of the seasons—but to see the city in a full-on glittery Christmas frenzy, winter can’t be beat.
Renew your spirit when this prehistoric burial chamber in Ireland fills with light on the winter solstice.
Yes, elves. Fifty-four percent of Icelanders either believe in them or say it’s possible they exist. Here’s how to join in on the fun.
“If you arrive early enough, you can speak to a group leader and join their troupe for the parade,” says Adrian Kelly, a Nassau resident. “Choose a smaller group so you don’t feel overwhelmed. You’ll soon pick up the moves—I’ve seen it done.”
Some cities close their doors when winter strikes and the weather makes sightseeing a frigid ordeal. Not London.
Seeing the Kremlin at night always enthralls me, even after my 22 years in Moscow. The vista of brick towers and crenellated ramparts, so magnificent as to appear unreal, calls to mind an illuminated print from an old book of fairy tales. My sighting of Russia’s most famous (or infamous) fortress comes as my cab…
Why is winter the best time to visit Menton, the “Pearl of France”? Reason No. 1: Carnival-like festivities celebrating the lemon—the beloved local fruit—when delightful citrus sculptures adorn this French Riviera resort town.
There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means one thing: planning your holiday and winter travels. Get the scoop on the best places to visit this season—and weigh in with your own tips and plans—by joining @NatGeoTravel for our next Twitter chat, on Thursday, December 3.
I came to think of Los Angeles as the magic place—a city where beautiful people from our movie screens and television sets ran wild. Or at least ran errands. There was Marisa Tomei at the Echo Park Craft Fair on a Saturday morning. There was “Sulu” from the new Star Trek films weightlifting at my…
Mendoza lies in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, a vast, lush land of grapevines stretching into the shadows of the majestic Andes. Here’s why you should book your ticket there now, when wine harvest festivals are in full swing.