The best of seasonal Oslo

The best of seasonal Oslo

So what gets Norwegians in a holiday mood? Powdery snow, fairy lights, frosty evenings: the scene seems created for Christmas, doesn’t it? Nowhere is this more evident than in the cosy Norwegian capital of Oslo. Once the snow falls and the lights dim, the city centre is abuzz with holiday shoppers, decorated streets and trees,

7 places to love this holiday season

7 places to love this holiday season

What are the world’s best places to spend the holidays? Blue Wings asked seven of our contributors to share sneak peeks into their favourite getaways. From skiing to surfing – here’s where they recommend a visit. Pssst: you don’t have to travel in December and January. These destinations are perfect any time of the year!

Chocolate meets art in Brussels

Chocolate meets art in Brussels

The pastries and chocolate delicacies sold at Pâtisserie Sasaki in Brussels are nothing short of an art form. Yasushi Sasaki’s diminutive pâtisserie-chocolaterie located in the quiet residential neighbourhood of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre has been named among the best in ­Brussels by influential restaurant guide Gault&Millau and travel guide Guide BrusselsLife 2015. This is a remarkable achievement for

5 Scottish castle stays that ooze history

5 Scottish castle stays that ooze history

Check into one of these national treasures in Scotland.   1 Stairway to castle heaven Anticipation builds as you drive the wooded approach towards Culzean Castle. Designed by noted Scottish architect Robert Adam, this storybook Georgian castle stands dramatically on a rocky promontory on the Ayrshire coast, with spectacular views across the sea to the

Where to hang out like a local in the world’s style capitals

Where to hang out like a local in the world’s style capitals

Three Finnish fashion influencers share their favourite hangouts in Paris, New York and London. Tuomas Merikoski, Claudia Cifu and Sandra Hagelstam are ambassadors of Finnish fashion. And although the trio no longer lives in Finland, they are sure to leave an indelible mark on their adopted cities. Designer’s Paris   Fashion designer Tuomas Merikoski has

Bike the Berlin Wall

Bike the Berlin Wall

Guided Berlin Wall cycling tours are a great way to experience sights like the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag and Checkpoint Charlie. It’s also a fun way to gain insights into the history of Germany’s bustling, bohemian capital. “It helps that Berlin’s cycle paths have improved a lot and we have no big hills,” says biking