Take a bite on the wild side

Take a bite on the wild side

Finnish forests offer an endless feast of superfoods – if you know what to look for. Wild greens can push their way through solid rock – that’s how strong they are, says biologist and environmental educator Anna Nyman as she picks a dandelion blooming between flagstones in her garden. She’s one of the co-founders of

5 hygge hangouts in Copenhagen

5 hygge hangouts in Copenhagen

Where do all the hygge-hunters go in the Danish capital? Resident Andrew Mellor has five suggestions. 1. Iconic Danish design Happiness expert Meik Wiking describes hygge as “a state where all psychological needs are in balance,” which might as well be a description of the Nordic interior design aesthetic. The best place to find out

Two Barcelona buildings that amaze

Two Barcelona buildings that amaze

This year, the Spanish city is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867–1956), one of the leading architects of Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau). These two buildings are among Puig’s best-loved Modernista marvels. Els 4 Gats Pablo Picasso, at age 17, had his first exhibition in this Gothic Quarter bar

3 green eateries you need to try in Oslo

3 green eateries you need to try in Oslo

Norway’s capital city sets the scene for health-conscious travellers owing to its outdoorsy lifestyle and growing range of superb green eats. Organic, locally produced, and vegetarian options are gaining a foothold in Oslo, thanks to imaginative entrepreneurs, decreasing prices, and soaring demand. Kolonihagen restaurant is one of the forerunners of Oslo’s green eating wave. Their

Czech out this slow haven

Czech out this slow haven

The gem of the Czech Republic is a beautiful protected area – and a UNESCO Global Geopark – rich in nature and culture that lives up to its utopian name. While popular for decades with Czechs seeking family-friendly outdoor activities, Bohemian Paradise is mostly devoid of foreign visitors. That will certainly change as the appeal