These highways in the air are really busy every spring and autumn

It is not only humans who like to travel to distant destinations, but some animals travel long distances twice a year. I am not talking about your dog that you may take along for road trips in your motorhome, but birds that migrate every spring and autumn. Movebank has created a fascinating animation that shows the routes birds fly.

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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”

Password-protected Wi-Fi at your hotel may not be safe: hotel networks hacked in Europe

Security researchers at FireEye have discovered that in July 2017, Wi-Fi networks in a number of hotels in at least seven European countries and in some countries in the Middle East were infected by malicious software. The espionage-type software has been designed to collect user names and passwords for any services, including banking or work-related services hotel guests might be using over the hotel Wi-Fi.

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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.
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Five unforgettable scenic drives in Lapland, Scandinavia for road travelers

If you are planning to make a long road trip to the northernmost region of Europe, Lapland, here are 5 scenic drives to include into the tour plan. Summer months July and August are the best period to tour the large wilderness above the Arctic Circle. Top 5 scenic routes were suggested by the travel guidebook Lapland.

Karasjok, Norway, Lapland, Scandinavia. Read the story “Five unforgettable scenic drives in Lapland, Scandinavia for road travelers”

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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Instagram top 10: most photographed sights in Europe

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The number of selfies taken in front of these sights must be mindblowing. I bet there are street sellers touting selfie-sticks at every location. In any case, the ranking for the top 10 most photographed sights in Europe in 2017 according to online image service Instagram (via Klaava.com).

Eiffel Tower in Paris, photo by Alex Lecea
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Fells, fjords, reindeer, Sami, hiking, fishing, mountainbiking: the great outdoors

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, Scandinavia, Europe
A popular method for tourists to absorb the landscapes and sceneries of Lapland is road travel. Roads maybe few, distances long and services infrequent, but very few destinations in the world has the same variety, wildlife and rough beauty as Lapland. Read the story “Fells, fjords, reindeer, Sami, hiking, fishing, mountainbiking: the great outdoors”

In Paris, France, you can stay a night at a bookstore

Paris Boutik Hotel
In Paris, France, a special hotel room has been opened for travelers who like to sleep surrounded by books. Paris Boutik Hotel has rooms that are all different, each room has been designed to a theme. One of these rooms is like a small bookstore. It is located in Marais district of the city. Read the story “In Paris, France, you can stay a night at a bookstore”