Picture This: The Christmas Market of Budapest, Hungary

It seemed that this market was more of a gathering place for friends and family to grab a bite, hang out, socialize, and listen to music than… CONTINUE READING >> 

It seemed that this market was more of a gathering place for friends and family to grab a bite, hang out, socialize, and listen to music than… CONTINUE READING >> 

A Catalina Christmas

For most of us, thinking about Christmas conjures up Currier & Ives scenes of snow covered cottages nestled among frosty flocked evergreens. It’s a lovely image, but overlooks the freezing reality of bone chilling blizzards, so we decided to celebrate the holiday with a quick jaunt across the Pacific to Santa Catalina… CONTINUE READING >> 

For most of us, thinking about Christmas conjures up Currier & Ives scenes of snow covered cottages nestled among frosty flocked evergreens. It’s a lovely image, but overlooks the freezing reality of bone chilling blizzards, so we decided to celebrate the holiday with a quick jaunt across the Pacific to Santa Catalina… CONTINUE READING >> 

Picture This: The Christmas Market of Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria can make a claim to having the original Christkindlmarkt.

Their December Market was the forerunner of the modern version and dates back to 1294…
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Vienna, Austria can make a claim to having the original Christkindlmarkt.

Their December Market was the forerunner of the modern version and dates back to 1294…
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Christmas Celebrations in The Philippines

Christmas celebrations can lasts over four months in the Philippines. Yes, about a third of each year is dedicated to the Christmastime festivities. This is widely held to be the longest holiday observance of any place in the world… CONTINUE READING >>

Christmas celebrations can lasts over four months in the Philippines. Yes, about a third of each year is dedicated to the Christmastime festivities. This is widely held to be the longest holiday observance of any place in the world… CONTINUE READING >>

How to Sleep Better During the Holiday Season

Family gatherings, holiday shopping, and parties during the holiday season can make most people compromise on their sleep. However, there are things you can do to help you sleep better during the holiday season… CONTINUE READING >>

Family gatherings, holiday shopping, and parties during the holiday season can make most people compromise on their sleep. However, there are things you can do to help you sleep better during the holiday season… CONTINUE READING >>

In Search of the Worst Christmas Song of All Time

Just what is the worst Christmas song ever?

Our most recent family holiday get-together found us gathered around the radio listening to the all-Christmas music station. Many artists lent their joyous voices to our celebration, but things took a turn when a real clunker reared its ugly head.

This prompted a wildly fun discussion. Everyone offered numerous contenders.

See what we’ve come up with and be sure to put in your two cents… CONTINUE READING >>

Just what is the worst Christmas song ever?

Our most recent family holiday get-together found us gathered around the radio listening to the all-Christmas music station. Many artists lent their joyous voices to our celebration, but things took a turn when a real clunker reared its ugly head.

This prompted a wildly fun discussion. Everyone offered numerous contenders.

See what we’ve come up with and be sure to put in your two cents… CONTINUE READING >>

Why We Love a Good Christmas Market

We love Christmas markets! 

The festivities, the food, the comraderie, the glühwein – put it all together and we’ve got ourselves a great way to ring in the season!

But really — you ask — how different can they be? Surely one Christmas market is the same as the next? 

Our reply? Not by a loooooooong shot! CONTINUE READING >>

We love Christmas markets! 

The festivities, the food, the comraderie, the glühwein – put it all together and we’ve got ourselves a great way to ring in the season!

But really — you ask — how different can they be? Surely one Christmas market is the same as the next? 

Our reply? Not by a loooooooong shot! CONTINUE READING >>