Holiday Travel

Get ideas on where to go and tips for making your trip easier during holiday travel.

Stocking stuffers to check off all the travelers on your list.
The best way to celebrate the holiday season in Europe? Visit craft-filled wooden stalls, watch performances by Christmas carolers, or take in the lights at these delightfully festive markets.
The memories from these experiences will last a lot longer than physical gifts.
Count down the days to Christmas with these Advent calendars filled with chocolate, coffee, even beauty products from around the world.
Hitting the road in lieu of heading to the dinner table can result in some unforgettable Thanksgiving memories.
Europe doesn’t have the exclusive on charming Christmas markets. These U.S. versions have all the fairy-tale appeal—no passport required.
The one-night stay only costs $25 (Chicago’s finest pizza included).
As fall and winter breaks approach, there’s still hope for a great getaway even if you haven’t booked anything yet.
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AFAR editors reflect on the challenges faced—and decisions made—regarding this year’s less-than-festive season.
Airbnb is listing the iconic toy store for one night only this December.
Instead of countdowns and midnight kisses, opt for temple visits in Japan, torchlight parades in Scotland, cruises to Antarctica, and more.
These international airports are so decked out, you may even look forward to a delayed flight or prolonged layover in order to revel in the festivities.
For the first time ever, France shipped 30 wooden chalets directly from Alsace to Manhattan to recreate what you’d find at the traditional European Christmas markets in Strasbourg or Colmar.
With everything from light mazes and skating rinks to market stalls and a 98-foot-tall Christmas tree, these places across the globe go all out for the holidays.
Take advantage of the fact that everyone is gathered around the table to start plotting out where to go together in the coming year.
Visit Aruba during the off-season and attend fun annual events like symphony festivals, golf tournaments, fashion shows, and more.
First-timers can make their way through the stalls, snacks, and slang of Germany’s magical holiday markets with ease, thanks to these 10 essential tips and tricks.
These hotels, with glamorous light displays, over-the-top trees, and even a gigantic gingerbread train, are sure to put you in a holiday mood.
The Danish capital becomes a sparkling wonderland, complete with festive markets, roasted almonds, mulled wine, and more.
Decked-out dining rooms, warm scones, and tons of tea to choose from will surely put you in the festive spirit.
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