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Getaways, Vacations and More: Great Holiday Travel Lenses

Now, I don’t mean to knock a holiday season spent at home, but some years you want a break, a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle or maybe just a change of scenery, especially if you live anywhere winter involves snow, ice and cold fronts blowing in from the Arctic (I’m looking at you, Mid-Atlantic US!) With that thought in mind here are some of the very best “Winter Vacation” lenses on Squidoo. Even if you’ll be huddled in front of the fireplace this holiday season, these lenses will entertain and delight with photos, stories and good cheer from all around the world – after all, armchair travel is better than no travel at all!

Great Christmas Travel Destinations

1. Great Christmas Travel Destinations

Most of us think of Christmas as a holiday to spend time at home with family. But have you ever thought of traveling somewhere special for Christmas? There are many places in the world that can be a truly magical place to spend the Christmas holiday, for w…

Christmas in Hawaii

2. Christmas in Hawaii

Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaiian for Merry Christmas. Christmas traditions in Hawaii are very unique, as there is no one tradition. On all of the islands there is a merging of many different nationalities that over the years have melded the dividing lines toget…

Planning A Hawaiian Christmas Luau

3. Planning A Hawaiian Christmas Luau

Mele Kalikimaka! Do you want your Christmas party to stand out from the rest this year? Why not give it a whole news spin as a Christmas Hawaiian Luau. From Christmas carols on the ukulele, to a Hawaiian floral Santa hats and coconut cookies, you can easil…

Christmas in Hawaii

4. Christmas in Hawaii

Planning on escaping to the warm tropical temperatures of Hawaii for Christmas? Often we think of Christmas time, sitting by a warm fireplace sipping on eggnog or hot cocoa after a long day of shoveling snow from our driveway. Hawaii is an exotic getaway f…

An Empty-Nesters' Christmas Trip

5. An Empty-Nesters’ Christmas Trip

For the first 18 years of parenthood, Christmas was a family time filled with traditions established over the years. But eventually the ‘baby birds’ grow up, fly away and build their own ‘nests’. Thus begins their own Christmas times an…

Christmas in Seattle

6. Christmas in Seattle

Seattle might seem like an unlikely choice for a Christmas travel destination since it is neither warm and tropical for those who want to escape winter nor cold and snowy for those who enjoy more traditional holiday winter weather. Maybe I’m prejudice…

Top Five European Christmas Destinations

7. Top Five European Christmas Destinations

If you live in the US, Christmas holidays in Europe can be expensive. But if you have the money and want a holiday of a lifetime, you may find that an old- fashioned winter in the Old World can offer a truly wonderful experience. And if you live in Europe,…

A Chicago Christmas

8. A Chicago Christmas

Every region has their own peculiar holiday celebrations, and the city of Chicago, Illinois is no different. Whether you are a Chicago resident, a former Chicagoan returning home for the holidays, or far away and want to put a little Chicago in your Christ…

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

9. Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

I love German Christmas Markets, especially the ones along the Rhine River. The smell of Gingerbread, grilling Sausages and roasting Chestnuts fills the air. you hear musicians playing Christmas Carols. rows of booths sell hand made wooden toys, blown glas…

A Winter Vacation in Maui Hawaii

10. A Winter Vacation in Maui Hawaii

I enjoy going to the Hawaiian Islands in the winter months to get away from the cold dreary winter weather in the area where I live. The weather in Hawaii is wonderful year- round with high temperatures usually about 80 degrees and lows at night about 70 d…

Winter Activities in Houston, Texas

11. Winter Activities in Houston, Texas

Houston isn’t a location famed for its snow. That doesn’t matter though. After all, who needs snow to have a good time in Houston, Texas? Let’s take a little look at some of the most fantastic winter activities that you can take part in when…

Tour a Gallery of Hawaiian Holiday Wreaths

12. Tour a Gallery of Hawaiian Holiday Wreaths

Travel back in time to Christmas 2006 on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Volcano Art Center Gallery is hosting its 7th annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Wander among unique Christmas wreaths created by Island artists…

Snow in Hawaii - My Family's Favorite Adventure

13. Snow in Hawaii – My Family’s Favorite Adventure

Since we live in Hawaii, people often ask me what our family does for fun besides going to the beach, fishing, and diving. Well, our favorite winter adventure is to go play in the snow on Mauna Kea (Hawaiian for white mountain), which is about two hours fr…

Christmas in New York City

14. Christmas in New York City

Any time of year is a good time to visit New York City, but there is a special beauty and magic in ‘The Big Apple’ during the Christmas season. The season officially begins when Santa makes his appearance at the end of a long line of wonderful th…

Christmas in Las Vegas : What to do over the holidays in Las Vegas

15. Christmas in Las Vegas : What to do over the holidays in Las Vegas

It’s Christmastime in Las Vegas. A time for glittering lights, music, fancy dress parties. Wait a minute. That’s every day in Vegas! How is a holiday any different? The large venues do a great job at advertising their holiday shows. What else is…

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bdkz bdkz

    Florida sounds good right now!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/getmoreinfo getmoreinfo

    Christmas in Hawaii sounds wonderful.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    Hawaii looks like a popular choice! Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sybil-watson sybil-watson

    Christmas in Hawaii is wonderful, albeit a little different. Thank you so much for including my lens about our Hawaiian snow. Mele Kalikimaka – Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/freedomleader freedomleader

    There is always Canada to really enjoy the season.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/VickiSims VickiSims

    Thank you for including mine on your list. Can’t wait to go visit the other lenses to learn more about other destinations.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Max_Globe Max_Globe

    I would like to see Christmas snow in Hawaii.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aredey aredey

    wow,i love this
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