If you’re looking for excitement and adventure this winter look to the French Alps, which are famous for their beauty and access to numerous outdoor activities including skiing and mountaineering, making them a popular holiday destination.
Paris is on practically every traveller’s to-do list and the city welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Along with being known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris does have a reputation for being a bit on the pricier side. Find out how to explore the City of Lights on a budget.
Halloween has come a long way since the Celts celebrated the date as a transition from summer to winter. This year, don’t limit yourself to dressing up in a tacky costume, carving a wonky smile onto a pumpkin, and answering the door to a plague of irritating trick or treaters – head to some truly spooky dwellings, wild street parties or ghoulish haunts around the world instead. Here’s HI’s guide to the eeriest, and coolest, places to be seen this Halloween.
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