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Best Holiday Destinations in the World

Spending the holidays at home with the family is priceless, but for the intrepid traveler, roaming far-flung places creates a holiday worth remembering. Celebrate the holidays in style with these spectacular destinations around the world.

New Zealand

If you need a breather from the cold weather and long for sunny days, New Zealand should satisfy the wanderlust in you with the spectacular sceneries and adventured-filled activities. Jumpstart your day with the freshest catch by a seaside restaurant and retire at night in the Omata Estate, a well-appointed vineyard homestead known for its best-tasting local wines.

Puerto Rico

Right after Christmas day rolls around, the holiday celebrations in Puerto Rico extend for two more weeks until the Three Kings Day on January 6. Sip coquito, a local drink that is similar to eggnog, while watching the festivities on the street. Take residence in The Water Club, a beachfront boutique hotel, and dance to the salsa beats.

Vienna, Austria

For a traditional Christmas celebration, head over to Vienna, Austria. Listen to choirs singing along the streets or check out the local markets for great finds. The Ring Hotel is a boutique hotel that offers casual luxury and is the location of the commended restaurant Eight, a place where you can enjoy a five-course Christmas menu.

While the holidays are best spent at home, changing your holiday scenery does wonders for the soul. Rejuvenate your senses with the spectacular sceneries around the world.

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.