One of my favorite travel traditions is my annual trip to Europe to enjoy the continent’s Christmas markets. I always choose new places to explore, enjoying the destinations not only for the food and gluhwein, but for the culture and history I always discover along the way. This year I once again joined a Viking River Cruise as my way to get around the continent, starting in Paris and ending in Prague. Along the way I enjoyed many engaging and just plain fun cities and towns, all of them home to their own local Christmas markets. For this week’s photo series I thought I’d share some of my favorite images from this year’s annual Christmas pilgrimage and which, I hope, share the magic that is inherent in all of these cities during the Christmas season.
By: Matt Long
Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.