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Winter Travel

This Is Your Bible for Surviving the Holiday Travel Season

Map Happy | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Instead of rehashing the same stuff over and over, we'll just listicle it up for you all nice and pretty. Go forth with these words of wisdom: Learn it, live it and have the airline's phone numbers on speed dial. (And pay it forward, because it actually pays to be nice.)

Europe's Best Winter Getaways (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The concept of a European winter getaway is changing. Seaside towns and off-season resort areas are seeing an uptick of visitors who come for digital detoxes and crowd-free retreats that can cost a quarter as much as a ski weekend. Sagres, in Portugal, for instance, is experiencing an increase in visitors, namely golfers seeking a bit of cool January sun and surfers coming for the winter swells.

Winter Cruising the Blues Away

Suzanne Fluhr | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Suzanne Fluhr

Now that Labor Day is in the record books, it's time to plan for winter survival if you live above about 39 degrees latitude in the northern hemisphere like I do as a denizen of Philadelphia. Every year, my Seasonal Affective Disorder seems worse. By February, I am wallowing in despair. I have learned that I need to preemptively plan a trip to somewhere warm. One option is a cruise.

2014-15 Ski Industry Statistics & Trends: Facts, Stats & Skier Visits

Liftopia | Posted 08.03.2015 | Travel

So how was your season? Maybe you skied more days than last year, or maybe not. Did you try a new resort this year, or just stick close to home? Did you buy a season pass or get day ticket? Ski areas are also asking themselves these same questions as they wrap up their season and tally statistics from the winter.

Just Looking at This Ice Hotel Is Making Our Eyeballs Freeze

Oyster | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel

Baby, it's cold inside. If your kids love Frozen, or you're looking for an excuse to do some serious snuggling up with your honey, this ice hotel in Quebec -- the Hotel de Glace -- might just make the perfect getaway.

Dog Sledding in Nunavut, Arctic Canada: Nanook of the North on the Looney Front -- Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I'm flailing about like a balloon, and he has to pull me upright. We drive out to where the dogs are chained up -- 14 absolutely magnificent furry and friendly animals, barking, caterwauling, yelping and howling in one mighty cacophony.

This One Tip Will Make Or Break Your Next Trip

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

It's easy for a lack of planning to result in stress. However, for us, the opposite happened. We had the advantage of traveling during low season; while some sites were closed, most lodging options, and even the roads, were empty.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Skiing in New Mexico

Liftopia | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel

New Mexico may not receive the same attention as its neighboring states of Colorado or Utah, but the Land of Enchantment has its fair share of great skiing.

The Guide to Bringing Sports Equipment Onboard

Map Happy | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Some gear you'll be forced check in because of TSA policy, whether you want to or not and incur the baggage fee. Other sports equipment fall within the normal checked baggage and oversize/overweight policy.

'Worst Winter Ever': Get Out There and Enjoy It!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

The amount of energy extracted in freezing portions of one of the world's three greatest waterfalls boggles the mind. But there it is, segments of the American Falls (and columns of the Horseshoe Falls) frozen in time, literally.

6 Hacks for Saving Money This Ski Season

Liftopia | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel

Equipment, gear, lodging, lift tickets. The costs can add up. But do not despair! There are still simple ways to ski on a budget. Ladies and gentlemen, don your Guy Fawkes mask: It's time to democratize skiing with these six ways for saving big bucks this season.

Too Cold? These Are The Undiscovered Tropical Islands Closest To You

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.15.2015 | Travel

Are you dreaming of sipping daiquiris on a tropical island far, far away? Us, too. But while you may not have the luxury of escaping to an exo...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

These Photos Capture The Little-Known Beauty Of Lake Michigan In Winter | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green

In the height of winter, most people would be hesitant to spend the day at the beach. But nature lovers willing to brave the bitter cold and blustery ...

Escape the Winter Blues in Turks and Caicos

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

While there are lots of options in the Caribbean, the islands of Turks and Caicos (TCI) remain a popular choice among the luxury travelers looking for a winter getaway.

Top 10 Ice and Snow Festivals Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel

Throughout the northern hemisphere, teams of ice and snow sculpture artists from around the world come together to compete in sculpting events with the resulting artworks put on display for the rest of us to enjoy.

The Hottest Apres-Ski Bars

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Twerk in your ski boots at a Vegas-style club in Lake Tahoe; don furs at a bar fashioned from 20 tons of ice in Queenstown, New Zealand; clink glasses of champagne paired with caviar at Aspen's roving pop-up Oasis Bar; or hug complete strangers while shooting schnapps at Trofana Alm in Austria. From refined to rowdy, we've rounded up 17 bars where you can celebrate post-slopes.

LOOK: Europe's Best Winter Getaways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Woodsy retreats with crackling fireplaces, steamy thermal baths with pine-scented steam rooms, and wood-paneled inns where bubbling pots of fondue and shots of schnapps have long warmed locals and propelled many travelers to cross an ocean for a taste.

5 Dreamy U.S. Ski Resorts

PureWow | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Cold weather is infinitely better when spent in five-star comfort and, preferably, at a ski-out-your-front-door resort. Here are five luxe snowy locales to pin to your travel boards immediately.

The World's Most Epic Ice Skating Rinks

Gogobot | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel

Sure, you could go ice skating on the frozen pond near your house. But to make one of winter's best pastimes truly epic, head to one of these spectacular ice rinks. They are higher, bigger, more beautiful, more historic, and more scenic than any backyard pond.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

Here's Bansko, The Ski Town You Aren't Visiting But Should

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel

Welcome to the (not so little) ski town you probably didn't know existed. We're talking about Bansko, which sits at the foot of the Pirin Mountains ro...

From Joy to Despair to Spring, the Five Stages of Winter

Global Yodel | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

Yay, it's winter! Oh god, it's winter. Here's Global Yodel's take on the coldest season of the year.

The 10 Best New Beach Hotels This Winter

Fodor's | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel

If you need a break from gift shopping and holiday parties, this is a perfect time to start planning a beach getaway. While we all have our favorite t...

10 Places To Go This Winter

Fodor's | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel

Winter may not have officially arrived just yet, but the time to start planning your next vacation is now. There are plenty of winter festivals on the...

Going Viral: Japan's Mania for Masks Is Finally Cool

Gail Nakada | Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Good manners in this country demand masks for any cold symptom. Parents get their children used to wearing them by pre-school.