18 Winter Wonderlands That Put the North Pole to Shame
You don’t need to trek to the Arctic to catch a glimpse of what makes the winter season so magical -- crisp and clean air, blue skies set against a sea of white and enough snow activities to keep you off the couch and busy for weeks on end. From the craggy peaks of Twizel (you’ll recognize them from Lord of the Rings) and South Tyrol to the more charming views of Shirakawa, Japan, there are views and landscapes for just about anyone. To keep you in the seasonal spirit for months to come, we've rounded up some of the most impressive winter images from around the globe.
Twizel, New Zealand
Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Purcell Mountains, British Columbia, Canada
Yellowstone National Park, USA
Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Skaftafell, Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
Ashley Bess is an editor turned freelancer writer who describers herself as short, opinionated, recently repatriated, lover of gin and travel and with a head full of useless song lyrics and movie quotes.