It’s looking a lot like Christmas! Silver bells…twinkly lights…pictures with Santa popping up in your friends’ Facebook feeds.
Happily, I’ll be spending the holiday at home with family. My tree is glittering. The garland is draped across the front porch and the gifts are getting wrapped – (but slowly, slowly).
Every now and then, as I tie a Tiffany-style bow – I dream about spending the holiday in a picture-perfect Christmas destination, a place filled with snowflakes and evergreens and classic red ribbons. The kind of Christmas card town that seems almost magical – a place known for a unique Christmas spirit. What are the places I dream of?
Here they are.
In my opinion, these are the Top 10 Christmas Destinations anywhere in the world!
1. Lapland, Finland
As Santa’s official homeland, Finnish Lapland is obviously pretty focused on the Christmas holiday. The town of Rovaniemi is officially designated as Santa’s hometown. A white line through the park delineates the boundaries of the actual Arctic Circle.)
And while, according to local lore, Santa lives a bit further out, he does keep his office downtown.
It’s Friday afternoon. Just a few more hours in the work week and, let’s be honest, you’re daydreaming about the weekend and the upcoming holidays. Am I right?
Here’s a fun gift guide for all the travelers you know – those who travel or just want to travel. Perfect for anyone planning or saving for an upcoming trip. Some are cute and unexpected. And some are highly practical.
And trust me, as someone who is away from home more than a third of the year, I can tell you that many of these gifts will be greatly appreciated by anyone on the go.
I love coming home from my travels with new pieces of art, ethnic textiles or a new dish to add to my collection. I love travel souvenirs that are beautiful and useful – and I love to have a bohemian mix of memories surrounding me.
Some of my friends are wanderers, like me. Some are would-be gypsies that can’t get away as often as they’d like. Still others travel mostly vicariously, but have a brilliant gypset soul.
Those are the people it’s fun to buy for! I love gifting with a boho flair. Do you?
Here are some fun, festive and beautiful items I’ve found that may very well be unwrapped by some special friends in the coming months. If you’re ready for a few cool gift ideas – or ready to add some items to your own wish list – read on.
What to Buy Your Gypsy Friends!
These gifts range fro $15 – $750 – some are for gifting, some for getting and some for dreaming over.
It’s time for another Stylish Traveler interview – and I’m excited.
To celebrate #FollowFriday, I’ll be posting occasional Friday Q&A’s with bloggers, artists, interior designers or other creative types. This time, I’m interviewing gallery owner Gillian Bryce of Gillian Bryce Fine Art.
Art Dealer Gillian Bryce Talks Travel on Rover@Home
My friend Kellie and I met Gillian a few years back in Atlanta. Immediately, we knew she was intriguing – with a background full of amusing stories. That sounds like the perfect interview, doesn’t it? Read on…