Discover The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights

Turn on the lights celebration in Natchitoches

Finding the twinkle in the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights [dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are eight enchanted cities to discover on Louisiana’s Holiday Trail of Lights, which guides visitors on an imaginary one-horse-open-sleigh kind of journey throughout North Louisiana from mid-November through the New Year. The holly-jolly towns that have been decking the halls for visitors for 30 […]

Chicago Christmas With The Grandkids

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Chicago

After hearing about Chicago’s bitter winters, its crime, and its other big-city problems, you would wonder why anyone would subject a little child to that town. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ell, I took three little children for a Chicago Christmas, and we had a ball. We arrived 10 days before Christmas, just in time to beat the big chill […]

Historic Holiday Destinations

Antler Arch Town in Jackson, Wyoming

Ever want to step back in time and experience a taste of yesteryear and an old fashioned holiday from a bygone era? [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or those travelers seeking a glimpse into Christmas’ past when the holidays were more about family and cozy fireplace gatherings with a taste of history look no further than these historic holiday destinations. […]

Kirtland, Ohio is a small town with a large reputation

Wooden Nativity Exhibit in Kirtland Ohio

Historic Kirtland, Ohio Showcases Celebrated Nativity Exhibit [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was here where early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settled shortly after the founding of the church and where Joseph Smith and several of his followers built a temple, and where today modern-day followers each year create what has become a nationally […]

Amsterdam’s Winter Wonderland

Amsterdam's Winter Snow Globe

Amsterdammers love to claim there’s no translation for gezellig (pronounced heh-SELL-ick)—a Dutch word that describes a cozy ambiance and feeling of being comfortable with friends and loved ones. [dropcap]Y[/dropcap]et gezellig is defined in 3D every winter, when Holland’s capital turns into a wonderland brimming with holiday spirit. At the first sign of fall, pop-up stands […]

Santa Claus, Indiana – A Place For Holiday Magic

Welcome to Santa Claus, Indiana

If there is any place that offers a bit of holiday inspiration, it is Santa Claus, Indiana. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s we grow older, we sometimes can get a bit cynical about the holidays and in need of a bit of magic to rekindle the holiday spirit. “The town of Santa Claus is festive and magical year round,” […]

Spirit of the Holidays at The Broadmoor

Ducks out for a swim on Broadmoor lake

Ringing in the New Year in Style [dropcap]T[/dropcap]is the holiday season for The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and another unforgettable celebration is in store. I can attest it’s an awesome spectacle and a winter wonderland. The Broadmoor, affectionately known as “The Grand Dame of the Rockies,” is a sprawling family friendly resort, sitting snuggly at […]

A Christmas Tour Of France

Christmas ornaments in Reims France

France may be a deeply secular nation, but everyone gets in the spirit of what are called “the end of the year holidays” (les fêtes de fin d’année), meaning Christmas and more. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the daylight dims and the cool air blows, travelers in France from late November to early January—and beyond in some areas—will find […]