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Unique Winter Vacations

When you think of winter vacations, you think of skiing, snowboarding and cocoa by the fire in the lodge.

But there’s so much more than that! There are hot arctic springs, ice hotels, giant ice sculptures and — wait for it — snow monkeys!

So grab your parka and mittens — and a bathing suit, too (I’ll explain later) — because we’re about to take a tour of some of the world’s most exotic winter destinations!

By Cindy Perman
Posted 16 Dec 2010

Photo: Ben Nilsson, photobigben.com | Artists: Benny Ekman and Hanna Tonek Bonnett | IceHotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden