Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

January 27, 2016

7 Great Day Trips from Tokyo

With all the exciting things to see and do in Tokyo, it’s no wonder that it’s a top destination for travelers looking to be mesmerized. You’ll hardly run out of things to do in the city – but Japan is full of amazing sights and sounds just a quick day trip away. With plenty of train and bus connections, tourists can easily plan a day trip to see some of these hidden gems. 

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  1. November 16, 2012

    mulled wine

    Merry Markets

    Christkindlmarkt. Weihnachtsmarkt. Adventmarkt. No matter what name they go by, Germany and Austria’s holiday markets are a spectacular experience. Read more »

  2. October 12, 2012

    Disney Tokyo

    Photo of the Week: Fairy Tales in Japan

    Dreams come true, even thousands of miles away from home. This week’s travel photo of the week takes us to Tokyo’s Disneyland and the place where fairy tales are made. Read more »

  3. July 10, 2012

    Mont Blanc hike

    4 Trails in Europe Worth the Hike

    Don’t forget your hiking boots! Whether you want to get out for just a day hike or a multi-day challenging trail, consider these four hikes around Europe on your next trip to experience awe-inspiring landscapes. From strenuous climbs, to long distance walks and fun day jaunts, Europe’s footpaths lead to new adventures and amazing views year round.

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  4. December 2, 2011

    Friday Fun Facts: Holiday Beast

    Happy Friday! Every Friday, we will present you with a trivia question in our newest blog feature, Friday Fun Facts. To answer the question, post a comment below.

    Friday Fun Fact: Holiday Beast

    On the 5th of December in the Alpine/Germanic countries of Europe, people dress up in frightening costumes of this holiday beast and tear through the streets warning bad children that St. Nicholas will not reward them with presents. What is the name of this mythical monster? Read more »

  5. November 29, 2011

    Shogatsu: Japanese New Year

    For many of us, New Year’s Eve conjures up images of fireworks, late-night celebrations, champagne flutes and glittering confetti. Across the pond in Tokyo, the Japanese celebrate the new year in a much different way. New Years has been called the most important Japanese holiday of all, and festivities are always over the top on this night. Here are three things that will make New Year’s Eve in Japan one to remember. Read more »

  6. November 18, 2011

    ‘Tis the Season in Holland

    Bundle up, folks! Grab your coats, hats and scarves because it’s wintertime in Holland. Grab some chocolademelk (Dutch hot chocolate) and warm poffertjes and enjoy these postcard perfect photos of winter in Holland. ‘Tis the season! How will you be celebrating the holidays this year? Read more »

  7. November 16, 2011

    Glühwein: A Holiday Favorite

    It’s that time of year in Portland. The temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling and the first glimmer of holiday lights are shining throughout Downtown Portland. Even though we haven’t hit Thanksgiving yet, there is no reason why you can’t bring the holiday cheer into your home early. In Europe, Christmas markets are in full swing as people begin Christmas shopping and enjoying delicious warm treats like steaming, stuffed baked potatoes, warm apricot Krapfens (doughnuts), and the star of the show, Glühwein. Read more »

  8. May 27, 2011

    Photo Diary: Memorials

    Memorial Day is a time to remember fallen heroes who defended their country — a tradition that is not unique to the United States. In Amsterdam, residents gather to remember those lost in World War II on May 4 for Dodenherdenking. Read more »

  9. December 23, 2010

    Photo Diary: Christmas

    Inspired by Christmas, we chose photos of each city decorated for the holiday. What are your seasonal decorating traditions? Read more »