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Embrace the magic of the holidays with a trip to the top holiday destinations in the world. After all, is there a better way to share the holiday season with friends and family than a trip together? Experience the festivities of the famous Christmas markets in Europe, with their twinkling lights, snow-topped cathedrals, classic holiday tunes, and scores of merry bundled-up shoppers. Travelers who are looking for something more tropical can bask in the sunshine on a Caribbean cruise. On the opposite end of the spectrum, holiday Antarctica expeditions take explorers to see the northern lights. No matter what time of year it is, it’s never too early to start planning. Let our Adventure Life travel experts how you want to celebrate the holidays for an unforgettable vacation!

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Vibrant Christmas markets encapsulate the joy, merriment, and spirit of giving during the holiday season. Check out these must-visit markets around the world to get yourself in the holiday spirit this year.  
  • Viennese Christmas Market (Vienna, Austria)
  • Salzburger Christkindlesmarkt (Salzburg, Austria)
  • Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt (Nurmeburg, Germany)
  • Cologne Christmas Market (Cologne, Germany)
  • Tallinn Christmas Market (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • Brussels Winter Wonders (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Strasbourg Christmas Market (Strasbourg, France)
  • Basler Weihnachtsmarkt (Basel, Switzerland)

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Tips for Traveling During the Holiday Season
 
1. Keep an eye out for holiday deals. Although this is peak travel season in many destinations, there are also great deals and discounts celebrating the Yuletide season.
2. Take early or late flights. This is a good way to save money, even during the packed holiday season. Fewer people are on the move during odd hours, so travelers can avoid packed airports and flights by taking early morning or late-night flights.
3. Avoid bringing bulky gifts. Traveling light is always a good idea. If you have to take presents, don’t wrap them as you may be required to unwrap the gifts for security.
4. Embrace local culture. While you may have your own traditions in Christmastime, the beauty of traveling is taking you out of your comfort zone. Make the most of your holiday trip by indulging in local traditions, whether that involves attending a Las Posadas procession in Mexico, making advent calendars in Switzerland, or watching fireworks display in Central America.

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