"Christmas Camp" was inspired by several charming towns I'd visited doing my "Travel Therapy" TV segments and one historic home, the Quartermain House B&B.
I continued to draw from the places I had visited that brought me comfort and joy as I wrote more Christmas movies.
I think it's a good idea to visit places that give us the same warm and fuzzy feeling all winter long, because we all need to feel that same boost of positive vibes now more than ever.
There are many places where you can feel like you are in a Christmas movie.
I was immediately enamored by the quaint, artistic city of Fredericton, which is located in eastern Canada and runs along the Saint John River.
The city has a rich history, culture, music, and unique shops. According to the city, you will find more trees in Forest City than anywhere else in Canada, making it look like a Christmas movie when the snow falls.
The Quartermain House B&B is one of the best bed-and-breakfasts in the world. I remembered my stay at Quartermain's B&B when I wrote my first script, "Christmas Camp."
One of Canada's best art museums is called theBeaverbrook Art Gallery.
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Order the fiddleheads if they are on the menu. There is a delicious local food.
It is the closest airport to the city. There are other airports nearby, including Saint John Airport. Air Canada and United Airlines have the most flight choices.
When I was a kid, I wanted to go to the small Alpine village of Leavenworth during Christmas. The cover of my book was inspired by the gazebo.
There are many unique shops, art galleries and restaurants in the area. This Northwest gem has more than half a million Christmas lights.
If you want more space, there are cabin rentals throughout the area.
There are more than 7,000 nutcrackers in the museum.
You can get an Insider tip if you download the event guide on the website.
The closest major airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which takes about 2 1/2 hours to get to.
Quebec City will remind you of those royal romance Christmas movies.
UNESCO has a list of Treasures of the World Heritage of Mankind, and Old Quebec is one of them. "A Christmas Prince" and "A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale" were inspired by the city's charming cobblestone streets, boutiques and bistros.
There are five small Canadian towns where you can use your points.
The five-star Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is one of the top hotels in Canada and is consistently rated one of the top hotels in the country.
Maple taffy on ice is unique to Quebec City.
One of the oldest buildings in Quebec City has a local cuisine restaurant.
The closest airport is Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport. It only takes an hour and a half to get to Quebec City.
They like to celebrate romance in the same way that Christmas movies are celebrated.
More than 1 million twinkling lights were used to create the stunning displays at the Redding Garden of Lights.
The Candy Cane Causeway, covered with red, green and white lights, is one of the highlights of the park.
There are several overnight hotel packages and Marriott Bonvoy moments at the Sundial Bridge where you can stay in the heart of it all.
There is a 30-foot wide illuminated igloo and a snowy pathway to explore at the polar pathway.
The Holiday Village is a great place to get some great food.
The closest airport is Sacramento International Airport, which is 154 miles away.
A trip through the northwest is related.
During my first job as a TV reporter, I worked in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the resort town of Sun Valley, which was my favorite place to ski.
Sun Valley is famous because of it's status as a celebrity. I can't wait to include the sleigh ride from the Sun Valley Inn to the Trail Creek Cabin in my movie.
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The Sun Valley Lodge is where Ernest Hemingway stayed.
The garden has a prayer wheel blessed by the Dalai Lama.
The Jack Winter Sour is made with Jack Daniel's whiskey, cranberry-cinnamon simple syrup, Becherovka liqueur, fresh lemon and orange juice, and egg whites.
Salt Lake City International Airport is the nearest major airport to Sun Valley. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Denver and Chicago have nonstop flights.
Twin Falls is a great place to visit.
I loved Park City so much when I lived in Salt Lake City that I visited it often.
Santa's appearance on the ski lift is one of the highlights of the snow festival.
The Grand Summit Hotel is a great place to stay for ski-in, ski-out properties. If you are travelling with your family or friends, you should look for a vacation rental that is right for you.
You can find unique shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries on Main Street, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
This is the place to go if you want to try dog sledding. Several companies in Park City have furry four-legged rock stars that are ready to take you on the ride of a lifetime. Is that a word? Is that a word?
Salt Lake City International Airport is the nearest airport to Park City.
15 of our favorite ski friendly resort hotels can be booked on points.
The City of Light is one of the most romantic cities in the world because it is illuminated more during the holidays.
Paris embraces Christmas with gusto, from the Christmas markets to the beautiful Nativity scenes at the historic churches.
You can get the most from your hotel points in Paris.
Le Meurice and Hotel Plaza Athenee are two of the best hotels in Paris and are always my top picks when I want to stay during Christmas.
There is a holiday display along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the Montmartre district.
There is a special Christmas tea at Le Meurice where you can sip champagne and enjoy French pastries.
The closest airport to Paris is Paris- Orly Airport. The main airport is 14 miles away from Paris. France's busiest is it.
There are ways to get to Paris.
New York City will always have my heart at Christmas.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is one of the highlights of the Christmas season in Manhattan. I feel like I am in a Christmas movie when I skate at the ice rink.
One of my favorite places to stay in New York is the Mandarin Oriental. During the busy holiday season, its award-winning spa is a must-visit.
The New York Botanical Garden Glow is a place where you can enjoy live music and holiday themed food and drink.
If you like Christmas lights, go to the Dyker Heights neighborhood, where there are millions of lights decorating all the houses.
La Guardia Airport is the closest airport to the city. The nearest airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.
There are 37 best hotels in New York City for everyone.
If you want to visit places that feel like you are in one of your favorite Christmas movies, you can research where those movies were filmed. Movie locations are included in the show's credits.
Holiday movie destinations.
You can find a lot of holiday movies shot in Canada in a deep dive on the internet.
Make sure the places where the movies were shot have the things you are looking for and that they weren't just constructed as part of the movie sets.
For more festive fun, make a list of places in your community that are Christmas movie-worthy and create your own holiday staycation.