Take your pick: Havana six ways

Take your pick: Havana six ways

After 58 years frozen in a time warp, the Cuban capital is on the brink of sweeping reform. We present six reasons why now is the moment to catch a glimpse of post-Fidel Havana at the crossroads of change. Colour blocking Havana’s candy-coloured architecture forms a photogenic backdrop for the whimsical palette of its 1950s

San Francisco TOP 3

San Francisco TOP 3

As Finnair starts non-stop flights from Helsinki to San Francisco, it’s a great reason for me to go there for a little getaway holiday. It’s also one of my favorite cities to visit in the US but until now, it has felt a bit too distant to visit regularly. The new straight flights starting on

How to spend a weekend in the Windy City

How to spend a weekend in the Windy City

Clean and green, Chicago’s revamped Riverwalk has transformed the city’s urban environment. Watching locals sipping wine, tucking into tacos, and walking their beloved pooches beside the Chicago River, it’s hard to believe this serpentine waterway was long shunned by residents of the Windy City. Yet thanks to a timely investment of 94.1 million euros (100

5 reasons to pack a bathing suit

5 reasons to pack a bathing suit

Brush up on your breaststroke or front crawl to enjoy some of the most memorable swimming pools around the world. 1. Swimming spree Located in Berlin’s gritty ­Treptow is a 30-metre barge-turned-swimming pool anchored in the Spree River. This is the Badeschiff or Bathing Ship – a symbol of the creative and quirky side of

Check into NYC’s hippest hood

Check into NYC’s hippest hood

Move over Brooklyn! New York’s Meatpacking District is on its way to becoming the coolest neighbourhood in the city. To feel the pulse of New York City there is no better place to be right now than in the historic Meatpacking District (MPD). Also known as the “Far West Village,” this neighbourhood is a dynamic

Gaze at the New York City skyline

Gaze at the New York City skyline

A visit to a rooftop bar is a typical summer pastime in New York, but with more of the city’s rooftops becoming winter-friendly, terrace hopping is no longer just a hot-weather indulgence. 230 FIFTH, one of Manhattan’s most popular rooftop bars, is doing its best to keep customers warm and cosy during the chillier months.