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James Hamilton

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Though we all enjoy the summer here at Activities Abroad, we think there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the upcoming winter. With the crisp autumn leaves falling to the ground, we’re thinking ahead to white snowy landscapes of Lapland and that wonderful festive time of year.

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No matter what your age, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the famous man in red. What’s more, we know that for the little ones a meeting with Father Christmas can be a truly magical experience. That’s why we’ve carefully designed a selection of holidays that include personal and memorable meetings with Father Christmas, right on his home soil.

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Sadly, the school holidays are over and it’s time to get back to reality. But why not give into some wanderlust thoughts and start thinking about your family winter break!

Here are Activities Abroad’s 10 unmissable winter experiences you need to have this year:

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Azores Credit Jake Wallis Simons

Associate Global Editor at the Daily Mail Online, Jake Wallis Simons is a multi-award-winning journalist, best known for his work the BBC, Sky News and The Daily Mail. In his spare time, he has also written several novels including the best-selling 'The English German Girl'.

Whilst looking for a family holiday with his three children he stumbled across the Azores. Here at Activities Abroad we have been celebrating this picturesque archipelago for years so we thought we should catch up with Jake and see what he thought about the stunning islands:

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If you’re looking for the dream family getaway this summer, look no further than the Azores. São Miguel has everything you need for the perfect holiday; here are just a few things you can experience during your stay. 

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The coolest place to stay

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When it comes to exploring a snowy wilderness, travelling by snowmobile is certainly one of the most exciting ways to do this!

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James has always loved travelling and whilst at university he took the opportunity of the long summer holidays to travel as much as he could. One of his favourite holidays was a road trip through America with his brother, travelling from Las Vegas to San Francisco stopping at Death Valley and Yosemite National Park along the way.

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