Like a local: Where to find the best panettone in Venice

Like a local: Where to find the best panettone in Venice

Food, as you probably know, is something Italians take very seriously — especially when it comes to Christmas desserts. So, instead of talking about birds and stuffing and seafood, let’s dig straight into the last course, where a very rich variety of Christmas cakes are good for all flavours and tastes! In Italy,...

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How to make spiced wine… Venetian-style

How to make spiced wine… Venetian-style

Okay, so you could say that spiced wine is the same no matter where it’s made. Take some wine, some fruit, some spices, and drink up, right? Well, not exactly. The traditional winter drink can be found throughout Europe and beyond (North and South America have variations as well), but...

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Holiday celebrations around the world

Holiday celebrations around the world

‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice, and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...

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The anti-gift guide: 8 experiences (instead of things) to give this holiday season

The anti-gift guide: 8 experiences (instead of things) to give this holiday season

When you’re a kid, presents are king. Games, toys, movies, ponies — all we want are things. As we grow up, we want money. In our 20s and 30s, it’s still money or more expensive, practical things that we’d never spend our own money on, like a really nice knife block...

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St. Thomas’ Day in San Sebastián

St. Thomas’ Day in San Sebastián

Throughout Europe and North America, December typically marks the arrival of Christmas markets — but in San Sebastián, the traditional winter market isn’t quite the same scene. San Sebastián’s December market is only celebrated on one day, Saint Thomas’ Day on the 21st of December, and is different from what...

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8 cities we’d rather be in right now

8 cities we’d rather be in right now

Don’t get us wrong, being home for the holidays can be awesome. We love the family, the food, the friends, the food… more of the food. But what we don’t love? The crowds at the mall, the stress of finding the “perfect” New Year’s Eve bash, the anxiety of trying to...

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Gift ideas that are guaranteed to get Instagrammed

Gift ideas that are guaranteed to get Instagrammed

The holiday spirit may be about giving rather than getting, but we admit, sometimes giving isn’t just about the act of sharing — it’s about getting shared. Social shares, we mean. We love finding just the right gift for someone, something that speaks to them, something that makes them cry,...

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14 holiday party fails

14 holiday party fails

‘Tis the season for presents, nog, buffets of baked goods, and filling your calendar with more social events than there are actually days in December — many of which turn out to be equal parts awesome and awkward. Embarrassing office shenanigans, nights you don’t quite remember, guests who hog the...

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