Tips for viewing the Midnight Sun in Lapland, Scandinavia

The longest day of the year (most daylight hours, or summer solstice) in the northern hemisphere is on June 21st, give or take one day. If you want to see the midnight sun in Lapland, you don’t have to be in the region on that particular day, because the Midnight Sun entertains visitors and locals longer than one night. Here are a few tips for ensuring the perfect Midnight Sun experience.
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This is what happens when the Tour of France races through a village on Pyrenees mountains

Every July, the Tour of France road cycling race brings millions of people to the roadside in France and often, in neighboring countries as well because the race may visit other countries.

Here is the village of Mauleon-Barousse on the lower slopes of the Pyrenees mountains. It is an idyllic, peaceful village, but when the Tour de France race goes through the village, thousands of spectators arrive to watch the event.

Mauleon-Barousse in France, Pyrenees mountains.
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7 Hotels that have invested in art for guests to enjoy during their stay

Have you ever wondered where do the works of art come from that are hanging on hotel room walls across the world? Often, discreet, neutral and colourless paintings and images fill blank spaces in hotel rooms, but that’s about it.

Some hotels have thought about this, and decided to invest in art that guests can enjoy during their stay.
artsy hotels infographic by Accent Art and Frame
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The hottest travel destinations in Europe in 2017

Trends and favorite tourist destinations gradually change with time, but this year, the change has been fast. European Travel Commission published a report in July 2017 that summarized the trends in numbers.

One of the most interesting pieces of information in the report is the hot destinations of Europe in 2017. The hottest destinations are Iceland, Montenegro and Malta.
Iceland by Moyan Brenn
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Considering working overseas? Top 10 cities: highest and lowest cost of living

Luanda, Angola. Photo by David Stanley.If you are considering moving overseas to work as an expat, and your employer is covering the costs, even a high-cost destination can be manageable. If you are traveling and working as a digital nomad or as a freelance remote worker, it really matters what the cost of living in the destination is. Surprisingly, a city in the African continent has the most expensive living costs.
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