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Christmas lights and decorations on the streets of London

Try a Christmas Market in London for the Ultimate Holiday Experience

If you grew up watching A Christmas Carol, you likely remember the final scenes, where a transformed and joyful Ebenezer Scrooge skips through the holiday-bedecked streets of London, giddily spreading Christmas cheer to everyone.

That feeling — of joy and merriment, of generosity and creativity and goodwill that warms winter’s chill, of festive fun for all ages — that is the feeling you get when you visit a Christmas market in London. There’s nothing like it, and it’s one of my favorite experiences to recommend to England-bound travelers from mid-November to New Year’s.

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Canopo at Hadrian's Villa

12 Delightful Day Trips from Rome Within 2 Hours Reach

There’s no question that the city of Rome and all of its must-see sights could keep a curious traveler occupied and enthralled for weeks. But if you’re looking for a breather in the middle of your Roman holiday, Italy’s awesome public transport makes day trips from Rome an easy choice that can add so much richness to your trip.

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Christmas tree in front of the Roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Best Places to Enjoy the Holiday Season in Europe

Traveling during the holiday season is something I think everyone should do at least once. In cities and towns of various sizes, you’ll see the local people spilling out into the streets each night, shopping, eating, drinking, singing, dancing, and socializing. And as a visitor, you’re warmly invited to mix with the locals and join the party.

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View from the Eiffel Tower upon Parc du Champ de Mars.

The Perfect Itinerary Starts with These Sights in Paris

There is perhaps no city that looms larger in a traveler’s imagination than Paris — and rightly so.

The City of Lights. The City of Love. Fashion capital of the world. Ooh la la.

Everything from its picturesque cafes to its cool confidence to its iconic skyline speaks of an effortless embrace of all the good things that make life rich, pleasurable, and sweet.

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Beautiful and ornate decor at the Princess Louise historic pub in London.

Sip Beer With the Ghosts of Famous Brits: A Peek Inside London’s Historic Pubs

When you step inside London’s historic pubs, you’re entering spaces that are filled with mystery, merriment, and exciting stories.

And while there are many historic pubs in London worth exploring — you could even create a custom itinerary that features a pub tour — here are four pubs at the top of my list.

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