Hit the road in Scotland

Hit the road in Scotland

Scotland now has its own answer to America’s Route 66. The “NC500” – or North Coast 500 – was launched in the summer of 2015. Attracting growing numbers of cyclists, hikers, bikers, and drivers, it has already been ranked as one of the world’s most spectacular coastal road trips. Forming a 500-mile (800-kilometre) loop, the

Visit Spain’s winetastic province

Visit Spain’s winetastic province

After its heyday in the mid-1990s, renowned northern Spanish wine region Rioja was overshadowed by other upcoming wine districts. No longer – Rioja has emerged as a hot and dynamic destination. Some 15 years ago, Rioja went through its initial phase of reinvention, when a couple of leading wineries realised that a new approach was

Experience Helsinki’s hippest festival

Experience Helsinki’s hippest festival

Helsinki’s Flow serves up the world’s hottest urban festival by going way beyond the tired ‘bands and beer’ template. We’ve handpicked the very coolest highlights for the festival weekend August 12-14. Is this the most achingly cool festival on earth?” asked Forbes magazine in August 2015. Helsinki’s Flow festival has been winning the hearts of

Daytrip Helsinki: 3 cool places to visit

Daytrip Helsinki: 3 cool places to visit

This summer marks the opening of three seaside spots in Helsinki. SPA IN THE CITY Sandwiched between the lively Market Square and the Finnair Skywheel, Allas Sea Pool is a long-awaited urban spa complex offering an outdoor terrace, sandy beach and several swimming pools. Opening just in time for Midsummer celebrations, the complex will be

Try teeing off at midnight

Try teeing off at midnight

There are many ways to celebrate the perpetual daylight of Finnish summer. Some traditions stretch back hundreds of years, such as lighting a lakeside bonfire at midsummer. Others, like the Midnight Sun Film Festival, have become a summer staple for cinephiles over the past few decades. Recently, many of Finland’s 130 golf clubs have begun