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File under “seriously cool New Year’s Eve ideas:” ringing in 2018 twice in one night — once in Finland and again in Swedish Lapland — on this three-night Scandinavia trip. Priced at approximately $1,588 per person, the trip spans Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 and includes a three-night stay in... Read More

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Sauna Hermanni
Sauna Hermanni

Sweating with naked strangers might not be on your usual sightseeing agenda, but if you’re visiting Finland it’s a must do — in a sauna at least. Although the concept was not invented by the Finns, the word sauna is the only Finnish word recognized in other languages, and it... Read More

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Reykjavík

If you’re traveling internationally or even just across the country, chances are you’ll have a layover somewhere during your journey. Rather than waiting for hours inside the airport, why not take advantage of your location and head into the city? You’ve already paid to get there, after all. Whether... Read More

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Relaxation takes form in all shapes and sizes. To some, an afternoon coffee with a pastry eases away the tension better than a full-body massage. To others, being pricked in the back with dozens of needles does the trick. From skin-eating fish to dives into icy lakes, here are... Read More

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Helsinki

A survey conducted by TripAdvisor has just revealed that the most expensive city in the world to order room service is Helsinki, where a simple club sandwich will set you back a whopping $38. In a time when hotels around the world are shaking up or even eliminating room service... Read More

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Helsinki Airport

Ah, airport layovers. Few of us will ever actually look forward to them, but there are some airports where top-notch facilities make waiting for a connection much easier. Here’s a list… ... Read More

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Things to do in Helsinki

Upon arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, you may be tempted to while away your four-hour layover at the airport. It is, after all, the Best Airport in Northern Europe and offers amenities ranging from free Wi-Fi to a book swap, art and design galleries, and a spa. With the city so close... Read More

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igloo village kakslauttanen in finland

Spending a whole night stargazing sounds nice at first – until it gets cold, or the bugs come out. But, book a night in the Igloo Village in Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland and you can actually have a satisfying (and sheltered) night of watching the heavens. The village offers igloos... Read More

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Crazy Dining Experiences

Today, I learned about this incredible dining experience, and as a wanna-be-foodie, I couldn’t help but be intrigued. First thing I thought was: Leave it to Las Vegas to take something as simple as dinner and make it into a life-threatening, heart-dropping, stomach-churning experience. Enter: Dinner in the Sky. I... Read More

Weird Festivals Around the World

Spring and summer seem to be festival seasons, and this time of the year, there’s plenty to celebrate. Warm weather, blossoming flowers, the ability to carry your wife long distances – wait, what? Across the globe, there are tons of strange and spectacular festivals commemorating everything from macaque monkeys... Read More

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Photos.comWinter offers bargains in stunning coastal Maine

In life, being in the right place at the right time can come down to serendipity. But in travel, it is almost always the result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places... Read More

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Norwegian Resized

The rapidly expanding network of Scandinavian-based Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (branded simply as “Norwegian”) is about to get a major boost, with the announcement of 34 soon-to-launch routes set to roll out throughout the Nordic region. The new offerings are scheduled to kick off in March 2012, and will... Read More

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Helsinki

Fly to Finland this month and save hundreds with this round-trip air deal for $525, including tax. This flight from New York to Helsinki typically costs over $1,200. Spring is a great time of year to visit Helsinki. Temperatures hover in the mid-60s, and there’s plenty of daylight –... Read More

Igloo/kakslauttanen

I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights, but staring up for hours at the Arctic sky just didn’t sound like fun–until now. I recently read in The New York Times that Jussi Eiramo, owner of the Hotel Kakslauttanen, in Lapland, Finland, came up with the perfect solution for... Read More

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iStock InternationalBest spots at the height of the summer season.

Warm days, long nights, garden barbecues, and ice-cream cones on the boardwalk . . . For many of us, summer is the best season of all, when everything moves outdoors, cities come alive with festivals, and freshwater lakes and backyard pools beckon. Our list of top summer destinations highlights... Read More