Blue Wings picked six stellar ways to experience a different type of seasonal holiday break. Iceland: winter run Training for a running event offers a motivating way to stay focused (and in shape) during December, often a treat-laden month in many parts of the world. Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, hosts a New Year’s Eve
Three investors share stories of lucky encounters made at Slush, the business world’s equivalent of speed dating. Eyes lock across a crowded room, sparks fly, and a love affair begins – though not of the romantic variety. At Slush, Europe’s largest start-up event, the wooing and schmoozing is all about finding the perfect business soulmate.
If the view from the peaks of the Jungfrau region doesn’t take your breath away, the journey downhill certainly will – be it on skis, sled, or foot. Standing among the pitch-black Bernese Alps, cold air nipping at my cheeks, our bus driver Samuel Zumbrunn recommends I turn off my flashlight and look up. Taking
Environmental responsibility is part of Iceland’s national psyche. Here are five of the most sustainably minded spots for conscious travellers to visit. 1. Stylish sustainability Housed in a former inn for workers at the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant, an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, Ion Adventure Hotel is a real Icelandic gem. The converted hotel is
Nordic meets Japanese at Kamome, where the eatery’s famed story continues. For ten years, a tiny café in Helsinki’s Punavuori district enjoyed huge popularity among Japanese visitors after featuring in the cult film Kamome Shokudo. Its story nearly came to an end when the owners decided to retire last year, but entrepreneur Hideki Ogawa –
Luxury hotels frequently boast an array of entertainment options, but one comes with its own fanged sideshow. Opened in December 2015 inside Arctic Norway’s Polar Park, Wolf Lodge is the world’s first high-end accommodation to be surrounded by an enclosure of wolves. Situated about one hour’s drive from the small town of Narvik, Polar Park’s
Runners in Barcelona, New York City, and Singapore share their top tips to help you discover new sides of these iconic destinations – while clocking up those miles! On Gaudi’s doorstep Barcelona boasts a number of distinctive running experiences, all within its city limits. There are wild and mountainous routes around Mt. Tibidabo that lead
Forget Big Ben and Buckingham Palace; London’s lesser-known attractions are just as interesting – and come with in-the-know kudos. 1. May the forts be with you The Thames Estuary’s Redsand Forts were installed 12 kilometres out at sea in 1943 to defend London from aerial and waterborne attack during the Second World War, shooting down
It’s 3:00 am and Matthias Näff wakes up to prepare the morning’s whey cultures before the first tanks of milk begin arriving at 6:00 am. Eleven local farmers supply raw milk to the artisan cheesery run by Matthias and his father Ernst in the German-speaking canton of Appenzell in north-east Switzerland. “There are three of
We are in Ballstad on the south coast of Norway’s Lofoten Islands. The people of Lofoten have always lived from the sea, and Børge Iversen, 57, is no exception, having worked as a professional fisherman for more than four decades. “Fishing is an old tradition from the Viking era,” he says. Cod is Lofoten’s mainstay.