Stop and Smell the Alpine Roses at Helsinki’s Rhododendron Park

Helsinki’s Rhododendron Park or Alppiruusupuisto is a wonderfully Finnish alternative to the Japanese hanami. We don’t have that many cherry blossom trees, but we’ve got plenty of rhododendrons – more than 3000 of them right here in this park! The flowers are

Stop and Smell the Alpine Roses at Helsinki’s Rhododendron Park

Helsinki’s Rhododendron Park or Alppiruusupuisto is a wonderfully Finnish alternative to the Japanese hanami. We don’t have that many cherry blossom trees, but we’ve got plenty of rhododendrons – more than 3000 of them right here in this park! The flowers are

Grand Baie

Grand Baie, as the name suggests, is a grand bay at the North Western corner of Mauritius. The region is most famous for the beautiful turquoise waters of the bay and several luxury resorts lining the coastline nearby, but it

Grand Baie

Grand Baie, as the name suggests, is a grand bay at the North Western corner of Mauritius. The region is most famous for the beautiful turquoise waters of the bay and several luxury resorts lining the coastline nearby, but it

Downtown Honolulu

Mentions of Honolulu will take most people directly to visions of palm-lined coves with turquoise waters and lush green mountains, colorful cocktails by the pool and getting lei’d barefoot on the beach. All of that is very real and readily

Downtown Honolulu

Mentions of Honolulu will take most people directly to visions of palm-lined coves with turquoise waters and lush green mountains, colorful cocktails by the pool and getting lei’d barefoot on the beach. All of that is very real and readily

A Museum Tour in Historic Old Rauma

Rauma is one of the most beautiful spots in all of Helsinki – in large part due to the amazingly well preserved old town, Wanha Rauma – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This maze of narrow cobblestoned alleys zigzagging between centuries-old

A Museum Tour in Historic Old Rauma

Rauma is one of the most beautiful spots in all of Helsinki – in large part due to the amazingly well preserved old town, Wanha Rauma – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This maze of narrow cobblestoned alleys zigzagging between centuries-old

A Wedding in Iceland

There’s an old Icelandic proverb about weddings – something like “the stormier the wedding day is, the more stable the marriage will be”. If there’s any truth behind this claim, my dear friends will surely have an extremely stable marriage

A Wedding in Iceland

There’s an old Icelandic proverb about weddings – something like “the stormier the wedding day is, the more stable the marriage will be”. If there’s any truth behind this claim, my dear friends will surely have an extremely stable marriage

Fresh Fruit in Japan: The Ultimate Delicacy

Fresh fruit is considered the ultimate luxury item in Japan, and it is usually enjoyed only on special occasions. It is also a common gift, even for important events such as weddings. This may sound odd to someone who is

Fresh Fruit in Japan: The Ultimate Delicacy

Fresh fruit is considered the ultimate luxury item in Japan, and it is usually enjoyed only on special occasions. It is also a common gift, even for important events such as weddings. This may sound odd to someone who is

Yachting in Guadeloupe

I can think of several amazing things about islands, but their best feature is immediately clear – the ocean is always near. And that means you can hop on a boat whenever you feel like it and explore things from

Yachting in Guadeloupe

I can think of several amazing things about islands, but their best feature is immediately clear – the ocean is always near. And that means you can hop on a boat whenever you feel like it and explore things from

Tapgol Park: A Witness to Centuries of Korean History in Central Seoul

Tapgol Park has seen it all, from the death and birth of kings to revolutions and natural disasters, and luckily also plenty of peacefully sunny afternoons. The centrally located park was actually the first modern style park in all of

Tapgol Park: A Witness to Centuries of Korean History in Central Seoul

Tapgol Park has seen it all, from the death and birth of kings to revolutions and natural disasters, and luckily also plenty of peacefully sunny afternoons. The centrally located park was actually the first modern style park in all of

/ USA

The Best Views of NYC – from New Jersey’s Hamilton Park

New Yorkers can easily spend hours debating anything, but with the subject of the best views of Manhattan’s skyline that hour quickly becomes three. Most people have their own favorite spot and they are extremely passionate about it being the

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The Best Views of NYC – from New Jersey’s Hamilton Park

New Yorkers can easily spend hours debating anything, but with the subject of the best views of Manhattan’s skyline that hour quickly becomes three. Most people have their own favorite spot and they are extremely passionate about it being the

Chamarel Falls

Mauritius is home to several beautiful waterfalls, but Chamarel is definitely the most impressive of the lot. At 272ft / 83m, this watery showcase of natural beauty is as tall as a skyscraper. There are several viewpoints to the waterfall from

Chamarel Falls

Mauritius is home to several beautiful waterfalls, but Chamarel is definitely the most impressive of the lot. At 272ft / 83m, this watery showcase of natural beauty is as tall as a skyscraper. There are several viewpoints to the waterfall from

Yurakucho – A World of Fun Under the Railway Tracks in Tokyo

Yurakucho is a popular spot among locals looking for some tasty late night grub. The narrow alleys – which are partially under the railway tracks at Tokyō Station – are home to dozens of small eateries, most of them with plentiful

Yurakucho – A World of Fun Under the Railway Tracks in Tokyo

Yurakucho is a popular spot among locals looking for some tasty late night grub. The narrow alleys – which are partially under the railway tracks at Tokyō Station – are home to dozens of small eateries, most of them with plentiful

/ UAE

Deira: Another Side of Dubai

The mere mention of Dubai brings to mind images  of futuristic skyscrapers, underwater restaurants, ultra-luxurious hotels, with everything gilded and glittery. But at the northern edge of the Emirate there is something quite different – Deira gives you a glimpse

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Deira: Another Side of Dubai

The mere mention of Dubai brings to mind images  of futuristic skyscrapers, underwater restaurants, ultra-luxurious hotels, with everything gilded and glittery. But at the northern edge of the Emirate there is something quite different – Deira gives you a glimpse

Hiking in Ka’ena Point State Park

Ka’ena Point is the westernmost tip of land on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is lined by beautiful green mountains on one side and the beautifully glistening Pacific Ocean on the other. Hiking routes are surprisingly unpopular – on a

Hiking in Ka’ena Point State Park

Ka’ena Point is the westernmost tip of land on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is lined by beautiful green mountains on one side and the beautifully glistening Pacific Ocean on the other. Hiking routes are surprisingly unpopular – on a

Durian: The King of Fruit

Durian is infamous among foodies as perhaps the most disgusting delicacy in the world. This fruit, most popular in Southeastern Asia, is definitely an acquired taste. And not everyone is acquiring it – durian is actually banned on public transport in countries

Durian: The King of Fruit

Durian is infamous among foodies as perhaps the most disgusting delicacy in the world. This fruit, most popular in Southeastern Asia, is definitely an acquired taste. And not everyone is acquiring it – durian is actually banned on public transport in countries

Chok Chok: South Korea’s Quest for Perfect Skin

South Korea has become the shining beacon of skincare, and as the entire world became obsessed with the quest for perfectly dewy skin, Korean cosmetics became a 7-billion-dollar industry. Recent rising trends include make-up for men, with few South Korean

Chok Chok: South Korea’s Quest for Perfect Skin

South Korea has become the shining beacon of skincare, and as the entire world became obsessed with the quest for perfectly dewy skin, Korean cosmetics became a 7-billion-dollar industry. Recent rising trends include make-up for men, with few South Korean