Four Incredible Christmas and New Year Breaks | Wanderlust

Get your passports at the ready! If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas and New Year Breaks, now is the perfect time to book a last-minute getaway. Need some inspiration? Some of GG’s favorite travel influencers share their ultimate Winter destinations to explore.

1. Regensburg, Germany

There’s something magical about Christmas Markets, the Yuletide celebrations, a warm mug of mulled wine, shopping for decorations – it’s the perfect way to be merry! Kiersten Rich, founder of The Blonde Abroad @theblondeabroad shares her favorite spot: “Nothing beats exploring the Christmas Markets in Europe, and especially on a river cruise. I love experiencing the Romantic Christmas Market in Regensburg, Germany, in the courtyard of Thurman and Taxi’s Palace. It truly is stunning during the holidays!” Festive holidays don’t get much better than this!

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2. Lapland, Finland

Looking for the ultimate winter destination? This is one for your bucket list! Once you’ve invested in some insulated thermals and heavy-duty down jackets Lapland has so much to offer. Picture frozen lakes, snow-clad landscapes, igloos, reindeer sleighs and of course, the Northern Lights. The Arctic circle is magical.

Bruised Passports Editor’s Savi and Vid explain: “Our Love for Lapland is no secret, it’s a magical place perfect for couples and families. You can also rent a cabin or heated igloo and marvel at the incredible Northern Lights dancing overhead. It’s an experience you won’t forget for a long time!”

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3. Aspen, Colorado

Soheila Hakimi (@itsthatsoh)

“Being from Canada, where winter makes up a third of the year, I typically yearn for escapes to warmer destinations. But, last year, I went to Aspen for a quick four-day getaway and found myself embracing the snow again!”

“As a teenager, I loved winter and welcomed weekends with friends snowboarding at ski resorts near my home but somewhere along the way life pulled me away. By the time my trip to Aspen rolled around it had been over a decade since I had last been on a snowboard. I vividly remember sitting ankle deep in fresh powder, 12,000 feet above sea-level with the cold winter air in my nostrils and I. was. nervous! Thankfully, it didn’t take long for muscle memory to kick in and, before I knew it, I was gliding down the hills as gracefully as I used to.

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🎿 Das How We Apres Ski Yah🎿 . :::::: Sorry I’ve been so MIA! I’ve been hitting the slopes in #Aspen hard AND the parties even harder! I haven’t snowboarded in almost a decade and I forgot how much fun it is – not to mention one hell of a good workout. Can you see my abs? Lol JK – I blame the lack of their appearance on the Tacos and Sangria at @vengacantina. #noregrets . :::::: If you ever get a chance to go to Aspen – DO IT! Your life will be forever changed for the better and the VIEWS are insane! Also, can I come with? :::::: Double tap for outfit details 👚👖🕶. :::::: 📍 @vengacantina @aspensnowmass @visitcolorado 📸 @adamgweiers . #isthatsoh . . #canadiangirl #apresski #skiing #prettylittleiiinspo #liveauthentic #sheisnotlost #dametraveler #ootdfashion #travelgirl #fashiondiaries #lookbook #wiw #myunicornlife #mytinyatlas #darlingmovement #snowmass #fashionista #f21xme #thehappynow #torontoblogger #fashionkilla #aspencolorado #americanstyle #torontolife #ootdfash #winterfashion #travelblogger

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Although the skiing alone was incredible, what made this winter escape feel so different was a whole other element I could take advantage of, APRES! As much as I had fun skiing, I also had a whole lot of fun après skiing and Aspen’s après scene sets the bar high!”

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4. Chamonix, France

Nestled in the French Alps this world-class winter resort has so much more to offer than skiing. Founders of @wearetravelgirls’ @beckyvandijk and @vanessarivers share their spot off the beaten track. “Le Lac Blanc. The best part is that you can overnight at the refuge on the lakeshore, which will enable you to witness magical lights at sunrise and sunset).” Once you’ve finished exploring, head back to Chamonix and explore the slopes of Europe’s tallest mountain, Mont Blanc.

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LAC BLANC, CHAMONIX // The magestic Lac blanc captured by Faten Hamouda @faten09⠀ ⠀ ______⠀ ⠀ Traveller Tip From Faten ↠ Le Lac Blanc is a beautiful and pristine lake located close to Chamonix (France). From Argentières it is a 4 hours hike that is absolutely worth it. When you get to the lake, you are rewarded by splendid views of the majestic mountains across the valley and intrigued alpine ibexes. The best part is that you can overnight at the refuge on the lakeshore, which will enable you to witness magical lights at sunrise and sunset (do not forget to check if it is open beforehand!).⠀ ______⠀ ⠀ To make our community an informative and educational place for our female followers, we now select photos from submissions including detailed traveller tips and advice on the destination. ⠀ ⠀ Submit your photos and travel tips for a feature on our Instagram on ⠀ ______⠀ ⠀ #wearetravelgirls #chamonix #lacblac #lakeviews #winterdestinations #france #visitfrance #mountains #outdoorwomen #travelgirls #travelblogger #travelcommunity #girlboss #femaletravel #femaletraveller #traveltheworld #womenintravel

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