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New York in winter: 9 things to do in NYC at Christmas
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New York in winter: 9 things to do in New York at Christmas

The smell of roasting chestnuts, the sparkle of Christmas lights, snowy carriage rides through Central Park and lavish shop window displays – visiting New York in winter is like stepping onto the set of a real-life Christmas movie. The Big…

A Christmas market river cruise on the Rhine
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A Christmas market river cruise on the Rhine

Wooden chalets full of Christmas ornaments, towering Christmas trees, sparkling lights and the smell of log fires burning, roasting chestnuts and bubbling pans of Glühwein. Christmas markets have taken over Europe, and there are few cities which don’t have…

Paris in winter: 9 things to do in Paris at Christmas
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Paris in winter: 9 things to do in Paris at Christmas

There’s an extra dose of magic to a trip to Paris in winter, when the City of Lights is lit even brighter by thousands of twinkling bulbs. Each of Paris’ districts has something festive going on, from window shopping…

The first-timer’s guide to skiing
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The first-timer’s guide to skiing

I was a bit of late starter on the slopes and didn’t start skiing until my mid-30s. I don’t like the cold and I’m not exactly sporty, so I didn’t think it’d be my thing. But unexpectedly I loved…

What's it like skiing in Bulgaria?
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What’s it like skiing in Bulgaria?

For many people, skiing in Europe means the Alps. It’s where I learnt to ski and I’ve been back again and again. France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy are home to Europe’s best-known ski resorts, but they come with a…

Things to do in Tallinn in winter
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Tallinn in winter: The magic of Tallinn in the snow

A thick layer of snow crunched underfoot and tiny snowflakes swirled around a skyline filled with Gothic church towers and castle turrets. Arriving in Tallinn was like walking into a wintry fairytale. Europe’s best preserved medieval city is a…

Winter in Seville, Spain: A city break guide
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Tiles and tapas: Things to do in winter in Seville, Spain

Streets lined with orange trees, tapas bars hung with hams, horse-drawn carriages, flamenco shows and even a bull ring – Seville’s got everything you’d expect from Spain, wrapped up in one beautiful package, with a mix of architectural influences…