MailOnline Travel journeyed to Francois in Newfoundland and Labrador, one of the most remote towns in the world with no roads or hospital.
MailOnline Travel has rounded up some of the best places in the world to while away the winter including countryside pubs in the UK, American taverns and snug boltholes in Europe.
As holidays go, skiing expeditions carry a high potential for hilarity - as demonstrated by MailOnline Travel's round-up of photo evidence from slopes around the world.
Here, MailOnline Travel reveals the world's creepiest corners; from Japan's Suicide Forest and Brazil's deadly Snake Island, to Portugal's Chapel of Bones.
MailOnline Travel trekked to Finse, a remote and freezing part of Norway only accessible by train or skis, recently to attend a meeting of the world's greatest explorers.