Québec City is beautiful any time of year, but winter is when it truly shines. After a snowfall the city turns into a fairy-tale winter wonderland, and the locals are just as mesmerized as the tourists. 1. The Snow Gets Its Own Festival Bonhomme waves from Dufferin Terrace in Vieux Québec. The first Carnaval de Québec took place in 1894 as a way to celebrate winter, and was held sporadically (it skipped some years during the World Wars and the economic crisis of 1929) until 1954, At that point, the city made the decision to revitalize the historic neighborhood of Old Québec (Vieux Québec), and in January/February 1955 the ‘new’ Carnaval de Québec was unveiled.
The vibe: Laid-back Nevisian luxury Getting there: For most flights, you have to fly into Nevi’s big-sister island, St. Kitts, and then take a 30-minute ferry to Nevis. American Airlines offers daily flights from Miami to St. Kitts and weekly nonstop flights from Charlotte, N.C. United is starting a new weekly service from Newark, N.J., to St. Kitts on December 18. Another option for Four Seasons guests is to fly to San Juan and then connect on Tradewind Aviation shuttle to Nevis airport.
Barbados — the place where rum and its no-worries umbrella drinks were literally invented. Along with the thrill of never having to glance at a bill for the all-included food and drinks, guests are invited to enjoy free dining on the other side of the island at Turtle Beach Resort, a sister property in the Elegant Hotels Group.
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Greece took the top prize alongside such under-the-radar spots as Plzen, Ljubljana, and Stavanger in Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe top 10 rankings, announced today. “We’re drilling down a little deeper and coming up with specific choices, particularly for the American market, that people might like to experiment with beyond the usual highlights of a European trip,” Noirin Hegarty, Lonely Planet’s Managing Destination Editor, told Yahoo Travel.