Above all, Christmas in Stockholm means candlelight and hearty food. As it gets dark here early, the city puts on an impressive light show. Typically Swedish: glögg, spicy gingerbread and Yule goats.
During advent in Zurich, the city lights up like a Christmas tree. It's a magical place, with its market, circus, and of course, cheese fondue. And what better way to digest than a stroll through the brightly-lit city?
While inland towns that depend on tourism are struggling mightily, things are getting better in San Juan as cruise ships are once again docking. Tourists are invited to help the island get back on its feet.
Christmas begins in Rome with the inauguration of a giant Christmas tree and a larger-than-life Nativity scene in St Peter's Square, as part of the Vatican's seasonal traditions.
Historic and progressive Stockholm, known as the Venice of the North, spans fourteen islands. I explored the Swedish capital and discovered it’s a wonderful weekend getaway and now one of my favorite cities in Europe.
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