A Christmas procession in Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo by Doug Knuth.

Your weekly roundup of the hottest travel links across the net:

1. Getting a little tired of eating candy canes, seeing Christmas trees and hearing those same carols over and over? Take a break by reading about some unique ways of celebrating the holidays – from smashing plates to carving giant radishes, here are six Christmas traditions from around the world.

2. If you’re flying home for the holidays, you’ll probably be thankful to hear that Skype is offering travelers free wi-fi at various airports across the US. Each user will get just one hour of free surf time, but hey, when you’re battling delays and holiday crowds, any way to distract yourself is more than welcome, right?

3. And last but not least, check out this list of nutrition tips designed especially with air travel in mind. There’s some handy advice on how to keep your energy up and get through a potentially hectic day of travel by making the right food choices on the plane and at the airport. And the way I see it, if you do the “right” thing now, there’s more excuse to indulge come Christmas.