It's cold, it's blustery and Christmas is only a few weeks away. If you're anything like us, you're thinking about holidays. 

This season can be one of the best to travel in, as certain European and American spots hold onto the warmer days of summer for a fraction longer, while the beaches, resorts and attractions will be that little bit less busy. If you're looking for a last minute getaway, look no further: we have all the tips and deals you need to know here. 

You can now make money traveling the UK with your dog

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If parting from your canine best friend is such sweet sorrow, than fear not: UK-based cottage getaway website, Snaptrip, is looking for some canine "furrfluencers" to review pet-friendly cottages.

According to the Snaptrip website, the company is hiring two dogs (and their lucky humans) to review cottages all over the UK. The website says Snaptrip has more than 36,000 dog-friendly cottages on their site, so they figured it was best to get an inside scoop on their cottages from the point of view of the dogs themselves.

Tick some spots off your bucket list with Princess Cruises and American Holidays
Cruises are loved for many reasons, but one of the most popular ones seems to be that you can visit many far-flung and unforgettable places in one trip, all from the comfort of your home away from home. Now, Princess Cruises and American Holidays are collaborating on a range of trips sure to leave you itching to travel. 

Warm up on a trip to Los Angeles with a Mexico cruise, relax and unwind in Hawaii followed by the bustling sights of San Francisco or cruise the Californian coast. 

Save €100 per booking on selected accommodations in winter 2019/20
While winter holidays are typically cheaper than sun-soaked summertime getaways, it's still worthwhile scoping out the best deals you can find. With Crystal Ski, you can say up to €100 on your winter trip this year. 

Whether you want to hide away in a chalet before the Christmas panic sets in, ring in the New Year on a snow-covered piste or shake off the last year with a late-winter getaway, they have many spots to choose from. 

Adare Manor and Dromoland Castle named as top two best resorts in Europe

Adare Manor, Co Limerick

In Ireland, we do style and spectacle well, and our fondness for doting on guests and bringing out the nice plates has finally been recognised. According to Condé Nast Traveler's 2019 Readers Choice Awards survey, Co. Limerick's Adare Manor and Co. Clare's Dromoland Castle have been named as the best hotels in Europe.

Ireland was also listed as one of the top 20 countries to visit in the world for 2020, coming in at a respectable number 18. All the more reason for a sneaky staycation!

Legoland's New York Park gets opening date

Attention kids, big and small: Legoland New York Resort will officially open on July 4, 2020.

Located 60 miles outside New York City in Goshen, New York, Legoland New York will be the largest Legoland ever built, containing seven themed lands packed with more than 50 rides, attractions, and experiences across 150 acres. The ambitious project is sure to be a hit with children, and offers parents more flexibility with New York City within reach for some shopping.