Bundle up and head out for these four magical must-sees on the Nordic island country where lunar landscapes meet urban delights. Wonder of the world Savvy travellers pre-book the airport bus so that on arrival at Keflavik International Airport they can head directly to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon for some soothing post-flight hydrotherapy. Unlike many popular Read More


17.01.2017
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Here are five of the most atmospheric burger joints in the Big Apple for the carnivore in you. 1. Bare to be different At eco-conscious Bareburger, the focus is on custom-building your own organic burger. Firstly decide on the meat, then pick your bun, cheese, bacon, and sauce. Lastly choose a drink. What makes Bareburger Read More


13.01.2017
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England’s capital opens a hidden train line to the public in 2017. Visitors to the English ­capital will soon have another must-see on their list if plans by London’s Postal Museum run to schedule. The museum (formerly the British Postal Museum & Archive) is converting the Mail Rail – a subterranean London railway mothballed in Read More


10.01.2017
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Restoration projects breathe new life into southern Florida’s captivating national parks. It’s hard to tell which group of mammals is ­having more fun – the ones on the sailboat, or the ones under the limpid waters of Florida’s Biscayne Bay. For the humans aboard the Soul Adventure, the chance to interact with a pod of Read More


06.01.2017
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With its rich history, hot onsen baths, and superb skiing, Japanese Snow Country makes a fascinating destination for a ski break. Nozawa is not your typical ski resort. Situated in Nagano Prefecture on the main island of Honshu, Nozawa Onsen is right in the heart of Japanese Snow Country. Although it is the birthplace of Read More


03.01.2017
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Floating in an icy lake sounds extreme if not outright painful, but for intrepid adventurers snugly wrapped up in a custom-made ice rescue suit, the experience is either relaxing or fun. Depending on the bather, some like to dive right in, while others prefer taking their time to enjoy the weightless feeling. “Many guests have Read More


30.12.2016
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From treehouse suites to snug glass igloos, the options for maximum comfort in Finnish Lapland are impressive throughout the year. For many people, just being in Lapland is a treat. Crouching by an open fire with the aurora borealis or Northern Lights dancing above provides a unique comfort for the soul. Others combine this spiritual Read More


23.12.2016
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Cosy wool knits are getting a stylish make­over from three Finnish fashion brands. 1. Comfort first Three years ago, textile designer Pauliina Leisti (see opening photo) founded Alina Piu, an anagram of her first name, to fill a gap in the market – and her own wardrobe. “I noticed that most knits in stores were Read More


20.12.2016
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Finland is spoiled for choice when it comes to chocolate temptations. Blue Wings set out on a pre-seasonal mini-tour of three Finnish chocolate makers. Located next to the factory where bread, porridge, biscuits, and of course chocolate are manufactured, the Fazer Experience Visitor Centre in Vantaa, Helsinki’s neighbouring city, offers a multisensory exhibition and introduction Read More


16.12.2016
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