As icy fingers spread across the landscape turning it into a winter wonderland, it's time to turn your mind to places to go in winter. As the temperatures drop we think of festive breaks and snowbound adventures. Here you'll find a series of stories on European Christmas markets and guides to some of the best ski resorts. Austria, Finland, and Norway are among our choices to take in the wonder of winter.
But we know that cold weather is by no means for everyone, so we also have stories here on the best places to visit in winter for some sunshine. You can find inspiration for winter sun holidays in the islands of the Caribbean, Dubai, Thailand and the Canary Islands and more.
It's also a time to make like a bird and fly south for the winter, so take a look at our features on Sydney, Melbourne, and the Great Ocean Road.
Also, don't miss our huge guide on places to go for Christmas and New Year. It has ideas of 30 destinations all over the world where you can embrace all the festivities, or escape them altogether.
Plan your travels for every season. We have pages with stories on where to go in summer, holiday destinations for autumn, and spring holiday destinations. Plus if you want yet for more destination ideas, take a look at our Inspiration Gallery.