Articles Mentioning Helsinki Hotels

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 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…

Eat Your Way Through the World’s Coolest Food Markets

From the loud noises of locals haggling to the pungent smells and vibrant colors of fresh fare, food markets around the world can awaken the senses. These indoor and outdoor markets, which can be chaotic or operate in a tidy fashion, are also often the heart of a community. In other words, not only are…

Get Locked Up: 8 Hotels You Would Never Guess Used to Be Prisons

Cheeky decor at the cheekily named Clink78 in London Hotels come in all shapes and sizes but the intriguing ones are often those with hidden (and not-so-hidden) former “lives.” And what better makes a storied past than a former self as a prison? Let’s face it, there’s just something about the idea of spending the…