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Top Five Off-Peak Destinations for Winter 2012/2013

Off-Peak Places 2012
Menlo Castle, Ireland (Photo: Eoin Gardiner via flickr/CC Attribution)

Lots of people swear by low-season travel for two big reasons: crowds are shrinking and deals are plentiful. Moreover, during colder months many destinations feature special events, from Christmas markets to winter festivals, in addition to those alluring off-peak bargains. Ready to plan your trip? Here are five destinations that are offering exceptionally affordable low-season bargains—plus some cool happenings—this winter.

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