Abundant Travel Tips: Plitvices National Park & St. Nicholas Day

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St. Nicholas Day

The whirl wind holiday season is on, and it’s only 3 weeks this year.  Hold onto your Santa hats, it’s gonna be a wild ride!  This week, I’ve been celebrating my favorite day of the year, St. Nicholas Day, and I’ve  been working on a new YouTube video about Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, and a new blog post about last week’s compression packing cubes.

Last minute shopping

If you still need gifts or stocking stuffers for your favorite traveler, remember to check out my shop page to get some great ideas.   You can also reach out to me via email for some fun ideas.  I had a friend contact me last week to help her find the perfect gift for her beau that has everything, and I suggested this beautiful and masculine Tumi carry on suitcase.

St. Nicholas Day

St Nicholas Day Party, The Abundant Traveler

My favorite day of the year is St. Nicholas Day, December 6th.  It’s actually the saints day, and I began celebrating St. Nicks when I was a ski instructor in Kitzbuhel, Austria.  On December 6th, everyone was out enjoying and celebrating the season with gluwein, strudel, chestnuts and wurst.  We’d visit friends houses and bring small gifts, and the little kids were chased through town by a Krampus, St. Nicholas’ devil helper.  St. Nicholas Day was so much fun, that I’ve carried on the Dec 6th tradition for the past 22 year with a huge party, poinsettias to my clients, and calls to my friends near and far.  If you’d like to learn more about St. Nicholas Traditions, check out this website.

Compression Packing Cubes

You saw the video, now you can bookmark the web page for the Best Compression Packing Cubes on Amazon.  Also, make sure to stop by the website on a regular basis, as I’m uploading new blog posts every week.  There are tips, ideas, great hotels and shopping guides that will help make your travels easier and more enjoyable.

Compression Packing Cubes, The Abundant Traveler

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Such a fun day with my girlfriends, and our guide Nikola at Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia.  If Croatia is on your list, you definitely want to visit Plitvice.  Make sure to save this video because it has lots of important tips for visiting the national park.

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