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How to Vacation in Scandinavia on a Budget

Copenhagen/Oyster While weighing the destination options for traveling on a dime, Scandinavia, the pricey region in Northern Europe, is an unlikely contender. However, budget airlines continue to lure international visitors with free stopovers and cheap connecting flights. Once you’ve landed, though, you’ll quickly find some of the steepest prices in the world, thanks to high…

Top 5 Tips for Going on a Scandinavian Cruise

Copenhagen’s Nyhavn/Oyster Charming city centers with cobblestone streets, majestic fjords wrapping the coastline, and fresh salmon for days — there’s so much to love about Scandinavia. However, there’s one thing that’s not so lovable: It’s wildly expensive. Even for locals, Scandinavia’s food, accommodations, transportation, and events are pricey. On a recent trip, we saw a…

7 Former Olympic Cities You Should Visit

With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about past Olympics: the retro logos, the athletes’ classic uniforms, the spectacular venues, and of course, the incredible moments. Admittedly, recent doping scandals and commercialization have made the upcoming Games a bit less palatable. However, the pitfalls of modern sport shouldn’t…

6 Reasons Why Winter Is the Best Season to Visit Helsinki

Helsinki Cathedral. Dennis Ngan/Flickr Finland has a reputation for being a land of extremes. In fact, the country just released a symphony by Apocalyptica called “Symphony of Extremes,” which was inspired, in part, by the country’s severe environmental conditions and the resiliency of its people. Year-round, Finland experiences harsh temperatures, diminishing daylight hours, and precipitation…

5 Places We Think Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Might Honeymoon

Unless you’ve been disconnected from the Internet for the past few weeks, you’re likely aware that Prince Harry has proposed to his American girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle. The two will wed in May 2018, and as a travel website, we can’t help but wonder where the couple will honeymoon. So we’re here to suggest a…

5 Underrated European Christmas Markets You Might Not Know About But Should

While the Christmas markets of Nuremberg, Munich, Vienna and Strasbourg are some of the best known, there are many other European cities hosting yuletide markets at this time of year. What’s largely a Germanic tradition has spread to cities across Europe in recent years with each one vying for the title of best Christmas market.…

The Ultimate Guide to the Scandinavian Capitals

Northern Europe’s Nordic nations are some of the priciest places to live and visit in Europe. However, budget airlines, such as WOW, Icelandair, and Norwegian are tempting many international travelers with cheap stopover and connecting flights across the Atlantic. Popular itineraries often overlook the capital cities for the countries’ natural wonders or a chance to…

Top European Destinations to Visit in the Summer

There’s something so romantic about Paris in the spring, when the winter clouds disappear, the gardens begin to bloom, and the sun-kissed streets fill up with tourists and locals in sidewalk cafes. Prague, on the other hand, oozes with charm in the wintertime, with its picturesque Christmas markets, twinkling lights, and snow-capped castles. Then there’s…

The Best Places to Raise a Family Outside of the U.S.

While it may seem risky, researchers have found many good reasons to raise a family overseas. For starters, your child will likely develop leadership qualities while adapting to a new culture. Plus, the possibility for little ones to learn a new language notably increases. That said, some countries are much more family-friendly than others. Issues like…