The best destinations for summer and winter outdoor action in Lapland, north Europe

The vast wilderness region in north Scandinavia, Lapland, covers the northernmost Sweden, Norway and Finland. It is located north of the Arctic Circle, which means that winters are ideal for snowy activities, and summers rarely get too warm for strenuous outdoor activities. The following five destinations provide the most choices for travelers who are looking for outdoor adventures, not forgetting Lapland’s iconic fell and fjord sceneries.
Tromsö, Norway. Fjellheisen cafe at top of fell. Read the story “The best destinations for summer and winter outdoor action in Lapland, north Europe”

Here are the cities with the best quality of life in the world

The best way to assess if a city or a country has qualities you are looking for when you are planning a longer trip or moving to another country is to visit there yourself. There is absolutely nothing that else that gives you feel for the atmosphere, people, culture, traffic, food, languages understood, choices for outdoor activities, or attitudes towards children or pets (if you have any).

Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Simeon W. Read the story “Here are the cities with the best quality of life in the world”

The secret of the bridge of Avignon in France is gradually revealing itself

For years, historians, archaelogists, architects, geologists and engineers have searched the archives, researched the Rhône river and its banks, calculated the river flow, the strength of old constructions and modeled three-dimensional structures of the bridge of Avignon in Southern France.

avignon bridge 3D model, middle ages Read the story “The secret of the bridge of Avignon in France is gradually revealing itself”

The best bar in the world and the best dining of 2017 can be experienced in neighboring countries in Europe

Bar Hemingway at Ritz in Paris has been awarded the best bar of the year at annual Virtuoso travel industry event. For the best dinner you have to travel to the neighboring country Italy, because La Terrazza at Hotel Eden in Rome was awarded the best dining experience prize.

Bar Ritz, Paris, France. Photo by Pablo Sanchez (flickr). Read the story “The best bar in the world and the best dining of 2017 can be experienced in neighboring countries in Europe”

The best 5 beaches in Algarve, South Portugal, and how to find them

Portugal’s southern province Algarve has so many different types of beautiful beaches that it makes choosing only five difficult. There are long, tiny, shallow, deep, rocky, fine-grained, white and golden beaches to choose from. In addition, tide makes them look different depending on the level of the sea. Anyhow, here are five nice, popular beaches that are different, and suit to different tastes and needs.

Praia da Falesia

Falesia beach, Algarve, Portugal Read the story “The best 5 beaches in Algarve, South Portugal, and how to find them”

Travel photo gallery of Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is a name everyone recognizes, but how many people have visited the city in France? It is much more than wine, which is why I am not surprised that I have seen the city on many digital nomad’s and remote worker’s destination list of places to stay.
Bordeaux, France travel photography gallery Read the story “Travel photo gallery of Bordeaux, France”

Is it safe to visit Barcelona? Some residents are really tired of tourists

Barcelona in Spain is the third most visited city in Europe according to recent statistics. For many years, it has been a favorite city break destination for young Europeans who like the free bar culture of the Catalonia capital. Even more tourists come to Barcelona for its architecture, art and history. Massive Mediterranean cruise ships bring loads of tourists to the port of Barcelona for day visits.

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Read the story “Is it safe to visit Barcelona? Some residents are really tired of tourists”

The Best of Cote d’Azur, France: it is not only about the glamour of Riviera

Places like Nice, Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez may bring images of celebrities to the mind, but what really makes the French Riviera an attractive travel destination is its rich cultural heritage and fabulous sceneries.

Antibes, Riviera, France, old town Read the story “The Best of Cote d’Azur, France: it is not only about the glamour of Riviera”

Top 20 tourist regions of Europe

Europe is the most popular tourist destination in the world, but anyone who has traveled in the continent knows how different the countries are. Which countries and which regions exactly are the most visited in Europe? The European Union has vast databases of information on tourism that reveals interesting details where travelers like to stay.
Andorra La Vella, old town castle Read the story “Top 20 tourist regions of Europe”

21 new destinations added to the Unesco World Heritage Site list

When I have been on the road in a region that I have never visited before, and haven’t done my homework (researched the sights and attractions beforehand) properly, I have been pleasantly surprised twice, at least, by a simple sign outside a town or village. The sign has indicated that I have arrived at a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Evora, Portugal. World Heritage Site.
Read the story “21 new destinations added to the Unesco World Heritage Site list”