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Ice Disc Amazes Onlookers in Frozen Maine River

An ice disc the size of a football field and resembling the Moon has re-formed and is spinning once again in the depths of winter in Westbrook, Maine. Just as happened for the last several years, a disc of ice...

Metsovo: The Greek Winter Gem of Lakes, Forests and Ski Resorts

Metsovo is a renowned mountainside town straddling the Pindus mountain range where Epirus converges with western Macedonia and Thessaly. Standing at an altitude of 1,156 metres and overlooking a steep valley below, it ranks as one of the pre-eminent winter...

Winter Solstice Brings Hope for Longer, Brighter Days Ahead

After another long, difficult year, the peoples of the world -- those in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway -- look forward to the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year but brings hope for longer, brighter days...

People “Happier” When They Put Their Christmas Ornaments Up Earlier

As the Thanksgiving weekend passes, and with it the month of November, many are looking ahead to the next major holiday, Christmas. We all know that Christmas is a time of joy and, for many, deep spirituality. The holiday comes...

Chestnuts: A Very Special, Very Greek Wintertime Delicacy

In winter, roasted chestnut street stalls are a common sight in Greek cities. The sellers have small, portable braziers, heaps of roasted chestnuts ready to sell in paper cornets, and yet more that are still roasting. Dimitris, a 20-year-old selling...

Trahanas: Greece’s Healthy Comfort Food Will Warm You Up

Trachanas is a staple Greek recipe ready in minutes, filling, and full of vitamins. However, the process of making it actually takes months.

Distrato: Greece’s Magnificent Mountain Village That Keeps Growing

Distrato is an exquisite mountainous village in Greece that has managed to remain unknown to the majority of travellers. As we all know, Greece is dotted with small mountainous villages, however, most of them have been seeing a rapid decline...

Winter in Greece: A Traveler’s Guide to Visiting in the Cooler Months

Greece is known for its beautiful summers, but travel in the country is beautiful no matter the season -- you just need to know where to go!

Especially Cold Winter Predicted as Fuel Crunch Intensifies

Energy traders -- and all the consumers who are looking at their wallets as the energy crunch intensifies in Europe -- are apprehensive about the oncoming winter months; unfortunately, an especially cold winter is predicted this year by meteorologists. Disturbances...

Vytina: A Beautiful Greek Mountain Town Surrounded by Forests

Vitina is a gorgeous, cozy Greek mountain town. The idyllic village, perched on the slopes of Mt. Mainalo, is surrounded by lush fir forests.