The mountain town of Bansko, Bulgaria is a superb place to spend winter in Europe. There’s great scenery, fabulous food and the cheapest skiing in Europe – plus you get natural hot spring baths here.
The far Arctic North is more accessible than you might think, with affordable flights multiple times a day from Stockholm and a variety of accommodations options to suit most budgets.
Cesky Krumlov has been lovingly restored to its former glory after falling into disrepair after World War II and is classed by UNESCO as an outstanding example of a small Central European town dating from the Middle Ages.
Slate grey stone houses, thatched rooves covered with snow, candles burning by the window, wreaths hung by the door, ponds iced over, and the smell of fireplaces all around. This is the magical feeling one receives as they first enter this unequaled Belgian town.