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The Best Time to Visit Switzerland: A Season-by-Season Guide

A trip to Switzerland offers unparalleled natural beauty and adventure no matter when you visit. Nestled between the Alps and Jura Mountains, the alpine nation is full of vibrant cities, incredible landscapes, and exciting activities. With distinct topographies throughout its regions, Switzerland is also full of diverse microclimates. Every season offers something different. The best…

10 Items to Pack for a Ski Trip

Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California/Oyster It’s that time of the year again — ski season. The mountains are fresh with snow and surrounded by chilly, crisp air. Whether you’re a fan of resorts or you’re a backcountry-skiing enthusiast, there are quite a few things you’ll need to pack for a ski trip to keep you…

6 Reasons to Travel to Tuscany in the Winter

Castello delle Quattro Torra/Oyster There are two main schools of thought when it comes to planning a winter getaway: Escape the frigid January to March temperatures and grey skies and head someplace warm and tropical, or embrace the cold and travel to a snow-covered ski and snowboard destination. What if there were a third option?…

The Best Time to Visit Belize

Robert’s Grove Beach Resort, Belize/Oyster The Central American country of Belize is great to visit year-round, with warm weather one expects from the tropics and average temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. There are two major seasons in Belize: a dry season, which starts in December and goes through March, and a wet…

Fun Things to Do With Kids in Vermont This Winter

If you’re heading to Vermont with kids this winter, there’s more fun to be had beyond the slopes. For a real taste of what the state has to offer, we recommend carving out time to explore small towns outside the resort areas, where you can count on experiencing local family-friendly activities and events. Read on…

You Can Go Ice Skating on the Roof of D.C.’s Watergate Hotel This Winter

Courtesy of the Watergate Hotel There are few Washington, D.C, hotels as iconic as the Watergate, which underwent a $125 million renovation completed in 2016. The retro-sleek property is now one of the newest hot spots in the nation’s capital with a swanky restaurant, dynamic whisky bar, and a rooftop lounge, the latter of which…

5 Underrated European Christmas Markets You Might Not Know About But Should

While the Christmas markets of Nuremberg, Munich, Vienna and Strasbourg are some of the best known, there are many other European cities hosting yuletide markets at this time of year. What’s largely a Germanic tradition has spread to cities across Europe in recent years with each one vying for the title of best Christmas market.…

5 Fun Ways to Stay Warm in NYC Hotels This Winter

The summer months draw the most tourists to New York City, but we’re all about visiting the Big Apple in the wintertime. Not only are prices lower and crowds fewer (except for Christmas and Thanksgiving), but the city’s twinkling lights, winter festivals, and holiday trimmings make a visit even more appealing. Temperatures in NYC haven’t…

Where to Find the Best Skiing in Japan

For many travelers, Japan evokes images of modern cities, Shinto shrines, and of course, amazing sushi and ramen. Few people would add skiing and snowboarding to that list, but for winter sports enthusiasts, Japan remains a best-kept secret. Like most ski resorts in the Northern Hemisphere, Japan’s prime ski season is from January through March,…