Like Christmas cards sprung to life, some of America's towns go all out for the holidays. From coast to coast, these communities
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In the weeks leading up Christmas, holiday markets open across Europe and America as part of an annual tradition. Crowds gather to watch Christmas carolers, lantern processions, and tree lightings; otherwise, they're there to browse stands of handmade gifts, toys, and decorations.
As we head into the heart of the fall season, there's no better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than to escape into nature. Fortunately, many of the country's best resorts cater to leaf peepers with special tours and programs that allow guests to enjoy awe-inspiring views and the crisp autumn air.
It can be tempting to book a ticket and start fantasizing about your getaway, but there's work to be done. In addition to the planning any trip requires--lodging, restaurants, activities, and so on--international travel calls for extra steps and research to ensure a stress-free experience.