5 Top-Voted European Christmas Markets

5 Top-Voted European Christmas Markets

PLEASE NOTE: This post on European Christmas markets was drafted before the COVID pandemic, which is causing travel restrictions. We’ve decided to share it as inspiration for when we can freely travel once again. (Instead of dreaming of sugar plums – you’ll surely have visions of Lebkuchen dancing in your head this Christmas😋!) I have a wanderlust heart. Unfortunately, as soon as cold weather hits, I’m in hibernation mode. Traveling in winter wasn’t something I’d ever really considered. That is

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Paris: the Eiffel Tower & Notre-Dame Cathedral

Paris: the Eiffel Tower & Notre-Dame Cathedral

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 6 – Adventure In Paris! As soon as we arrived in Paris late Sunday afternoon, we headed for the highest point in the city, Sacré-Coeur Basilica at the crest of the butte Montmartre. Undeniable, an extensive view of Paris awaited us there! As the sun set, lights of businesses and homes blinked like fireflies across the cityscape.

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Vienna + A Cauliflower Cream Soup Recipe

Vienna + A Cauliflower Cream Soup Recipe

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 4 – Visiting Vienna! We arrived in Vienna mid-morning Wednesday via train from Budapest. The Friedensbrücke metro station landed us just a few blocks from our hotel.

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Budapest: Buda’s Castle District & Jewish Quarter

Budapest: Buda’s Castle District & Jewish Quarter

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 3 – Budapest’s Best! Once we landed in Budapest early on Sunday afternoon, we settled into Garden House which is a small, affordable hotel near the city center that features touches of Hungarian folk art throughout thier rooms. Additionally, we acquainted ourselves with the metro and shopped and explored a bit.

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London: Tea at the Ritz & a Blueberry Scone Recipe

London: Tea at the Ritz & a Blueberry Scone Recipe

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 2 – London Bound! After meeting Kristen in New York, we boarded a Virgin Atlantic night flight for London. If we were going to have to sleep somewhere en route to the city of Shakespeare, we had decided to do it on a plane. We considered it a “cracking” (excellent) way to multitask. After all, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” (The Tempest)

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Libka Girls Take Europe! Travel Planning Tips

Libka Girls Take Europe! Travel Planning Tips

#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 1 “What cities do you want to visit,” … “When do you want to go? Winter or summer?” My head began to spin like a top. When it slowed down, I suggested London and Paris as staples – and Budapest, Vienna and Prague. (Those last three made the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler list of top cities to visit in Europe, sometimes besting London and Paris in the rankings.) Krakow called, too, but I thought six cities in

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