Helsinki Cathedral

When is the best time to visit Helsinki, Finland

Finland's capital, Helsinki, has four distinct seasons. But which one is the best time for you to visit?
Finish flag

Finland celebrates 100 years of independence: 30 countries to illuminate landmark sites

As Finland reaches its milestone 100 years anniversary on December 6, there will be blue-and-white light shows across Finland and elsewhere in the world.
Palma de Mallorca Cathedral

Where to eat and drink in Palma, Mallorca

Paella and Spanish omelette are typical and available everywhere but it would be a shame to miss out on the regional specialities that Palma de Mallorca has to offer.

Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2018 (Liverpool, June 2018)

Positive Vibration, the UK’s celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns in June 2018 for a weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity.
Casa Grand double bedroom

Hotel Review: Casa Grande do Bachao, Santiago da Compostela, Spain

A typical 18th century Galician manor house surrounded by 150 hectares of woodland just outside the historic pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela.
Montreux Market Chalet

Christmas Markets in Lausanne and Montreux, Switzerland

Christmas markets, Alimentarium Food Museum, Charlie Chaplin, wine tastings and chocolate making and you have the perfect recipe for a weekend winter break.
Mayrhofen spa hotel strass

Ski Review: Mayrhofen, Austria

Mayrhofen is one of Austria’s great ski areas with a huge array of slopes mixed with a pretty town replete with typical Tyrolean architecture and a lively nightlife.
Forbidden City, Beijing, China

When is the best time to visit Beijing, China

You’ll never get bored of China's impressive capital as there’s so much to see and experience. Here is our guide to when is the best time to visit Beijing.
Christmas market in Paris

Christmas break to Lille, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam

As the festive season draws close it may be fun to combine shopping for gifts with a short break in Europe.
monk and blindfolded women

Nunobashi Kanjoe Festival, Tateyama, Japan

Every three years, the town of Tateyama, around 400km North West of Tokyo, stages the sacred ritual of Nunobashi Kanjoe where blindfolded women walk to paradise.