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  • Sand, Sleds, and Stalagmites: The Southwest

    Dec 6, 2007 / 5:17am / in Backpacking, General, Winter Travel, International Travel

    One of the greatest opportunities that comes with winter is the ability to experience some southern locations without getting scorched. While they might look cool, the White Sands National Monument is one of these sizzling destinations. However, in the winter the mild and sunny weather is very pleasant, likely much more so than they cold gray winter skies at home. Often described as 'otherworldly' and likened to walking on the moon, this New Mexico natural adventure is unlike any other.

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  • Before it's too windy...

    Nov 1, 2007 / 5:33am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Now is a great time to visit all those colder locales before they become unbearably bitter. If you've been thinking about visiting Chicago, taking advantage of this mild autumn before it swiftly develops into a beast of a winter (as it always seems to do too quickly) might make an experience of this great city much more pleasant. There are deals at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for several days in late November and early December. At $109 per night, this is a difficult-to-turn-down 45% discount from the usual rates for this time of year.

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  • Turkey during turkey month?

    Oct 25, 2007 / 9:32am / in Air Travel, Asia, Country News, Culture, Europe, Exchanging Money, General, Money, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Turkey is a country that has a unique culture at an important point in its history, facing questions of religious and regional identity. Although it has always been an exotic, beautiful, somewhat off-the-beaten-path alluring destination, this time of sweeping change makes Turkey an even more exciting place to be right now. The timing works out well in this case, as the lovely autumn climate and many deals on flights are currently rolling in.

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  • Get It While It’s Hot…Or Cold

    Aug 6, 2007 / 4:39am / in Europe, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Summer is coming to its final third and snow is in sight. If you’re like me and are anxious to hit the slopes this winter or just get your boots wet, then you might want to start thinking about new winter gear. Before you start to consider the possible options of what you might buy, first consider where you might want to buy it. This questioning may lead you to grab your dogsled and travel to where the dollars are plenitful.

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  • Best Winter Vacations

    Jan 5, 2007 / 9:17am / in Flights, Winter Travel, International Travel

    The winter so far has been mild this year in the Northeastern United States and most other places. Things still could change though and winter vacation season will sound a lot more appealing. Maybe the weather is reducing demand because the airfare prices are pretty low.

    I looked at fare to these warm places on kayak.com for February:

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  • Travel to Europe for Christmas: Winter Wonderland

    Dec 6, 2006 / 5:33am / in Culture, Europe, General, Winter Travel, International Travel

    One of the most picturesque times of the year to be in Europe is during the pre-Christmas season; especially in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Many of these regions are snow-covered and lit brightly for the holidays.

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  • 7 Best Locations to Ski All Over the World

    Nov 28, 2006 / 5:26am / in General, Winter Travel, International Travel

    This winter season is quickly approaching, and vacation plans are hard to decide. As skiing comes to the minds of many chilly vacationers, consider looking all over the world, rather than staying with your local slopes. Here are 7 of the best slopes that the world has to offer skiiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. And it doesn't hurt to explore the city a bit as well, after a long day of activity.

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  • Top 5 Winter Getaway Destinations

    Nov 19, 2006 / 4:50pm / in Canada, Hawaii, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Travel and Leisure magazine's Senior Editor, Heidi Sherman Mitchell recently suggested 5 inexpensive winter destinations for those looking to take a vacation after the hectic holiday season. The first thing you want to do is decide whether you want to go to a warm or cold spot. Then browse the internet for special deals on vacation packages. It's peak season for areas with beaches or snow so plan your vacation early.

    Mitchell's top 5 winter destinations are:

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