Travel theme: Winter

Brr, it’s getting cold outside and Jack Frost is nipping at my toes, so while I snuggle up with a big steaming glass of mulled wine, I’m thinking of winter and all the things I associate with the season.

Winter wouldn’t be winter for me without a dusting of snow; this is from high up on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.

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I always associate the sweet smell of roasting chestnuts with this time of year and I love the look of those little vending carts that pop up on city streets throughout the winter season.

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And there’s no better way to chase away the winter blues than to sit in front of a blazing log fire…

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…sipping mulled wine. So I’m going to pour myself another glass while you mull over your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Winter
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Tell me, what does winter mean to you?

xxx Ailsa

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.    -Andrew Wyeth

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.  -John Burroughs

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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129 Responses to Travel theme: Winter

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  6. What a great variety of winter images Alisa! I have a peek at our first day of winter here: http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/12/21/travel-theme-winter/

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  8. Tvor says:

    I don’t do much winter travel so i’ve only got a few photos from England where i’ve been a couple of times in winter.

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  15. Rusha Sams says:

    Here’s a glimpse of Florida during “winter”: http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2013/12/21/travel-theme-winter/ Enjoy!!

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  20. mpejovic says:

    Winter in San Diego is definitely more wet than dry, but it makes for some really cool pictures too.
    http://milkapejovic.com/2013/12/22/travel-theme-winter/

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  22. Archita says:

    Hi Alisa , This is a wonderful travel theme. Thank you for the challenge. Here’s my entry : http://architar.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/travel-theme-winter/

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  24. Your photos go from beautifully cold and wintery to warm and fuzzy. Great shots, Ailsa. Happy winter.
    http://firstandfabulous.wordpress.com/2013/12/23/travel-theme-winter/

  25. 2geeks3knots says:

    Cheers, Ailsa! Here’s to the days getting longer — starting now 🙂 We raise our glasses of mulled wine to you and this week’s wintry theme. We celebrated the solstice on the water in our kayaks.
    http://2geeks3knots.com/2013/12/21/travel-theme-winter-solstice

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  29. Beautiful post, Ailsa! Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response: http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2013/12/24/1980/

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  33. Nearly missed this challenge, Ailsa. So glad I snuck in just in time. My favourite season is Winter. and some favourite photos are here: http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/travel-theme-winter/

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  36. Winter is my favourite season, in any part of the world. Especially the one where that white stuff falls! Great first photo. Nearly missed this challenge.http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/travel-theme-winter/

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  38. Georgia says:

    It’s nice to be thinking about winter in order to cool down from Australia’s summer: http://rainbowbakery.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/travel-theme-winter/

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