#12CountriesOfChristmas – Brixen im Thale, Austria
Brixen im Thale, Austria

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Brixen im Thale, Austria

Since the very beginning of our trip, David and I hoped to spend the holidays cozied up in a mountain chalet in the Alps. Finding a ski-in-ski-out cabin was a lot harder than expected, and…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France
Colmar, France

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Colmar, France

So many of you mentioned that Colmar was a must for a tour of Christmas Markets around Europe, that we decided we had to go out of our way to visit. And so, after a…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Rothenburg ob der Tauber

On the 10th Country of Christmas, David and I arrived in Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany – a town I had first heard of through my friend Tiffany, whom we visited in Oxford, and it…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Krakow, Poland
Krakow, Poland

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Krakow, Poland

In the 7th Country of Christmas my true love gave to me: 7 trumpeters trumpeting. Our visit to Poland was probably the least “Christmasy” of all the countries we visited as a part of our…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Riga, Latvia

We chose our #12CountriesOfChristmas tour to both see some of our favorite places during the most wonderful time of the year, and also check off a bunch of countries that we still needed to visit:…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Tallinn, Estonia

On the fifth country of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 5 gingerbread cookies Estonia is a case study in modern governmental success. They are leading the way in many areas of innovation combining…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Helsinki, Finland

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: four reindeer. From Stockholm, we sailed overnight to Helsinki. We’ve enjoyed incorporating ferry travel into our world trip, as it feels inherently celebratory,…

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#12CountriesofChristmas – Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

#12CountriesofChristmas – Stockholm, Sweden

David and I reached Stockholm, the third of twelve countries we are visiting this Christmas season, and checked into our home away from home for the next two days: Hotel J, tucked away on Nacka…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway

#12CountriesOfChristmas – Oslo, Norway

On the second trip of Christmas, my true love gave to me: a flight to snowy Norway, where we cross-country skied right off the subway! David and I were excited to return to Scandinavia (we…

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#12CountriesOfChristmas – London, England

#12CountriesOfChristmas – London, England

David and I started our #12CountriesofChristmas tour in London, England, and it’s hard to imagine a more perfect destination to kick things off. If you didn’t see our announcement last week, for the month of…

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