Trending city destination in South Europe: Valencia is a genuine Spanish experience

Estacio Nord, Valencia, Spain

For years, Valencia has been a popular destination for Spanish seeking a break in a historic city, grand carnivals and beaches. Over the years, Americans, tourists from other Europeans countries and recently also Asians have discovered Valencia. Some visitors like to explore the historic city center, others admire the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences, sun lovers head to the beaches, whereas others want to join a genuine Spanish fiesta. A travel guide shows you what the city of Valencia has to offer for visitors.

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Top 5 destinations for nature photographers in Europe’s Arctic wilderness, Lapland

Lapland in Scandinavia is a large Arctic region where wildlife strives and unique landscapes await outdoor lovers and photographers. The land of reindeer, fells, fjords, rivers, and Sami people is accessible by air, road and rail. Erin Dahl, who has written a travel guide to Lapland, had a chat with us, and this is what she told about landscape photography opportunities in the far north.

Rovaniemi, Finland, Lapland. Arctic Circle.The Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. Read the story “Top 5 destinations for nature photographers in Europe’s Arctic wilderness, Lapland”

Algarve in Portugal assessed as the most affordable vacation destination in Europe

Recently, Portugal has won plenty of different types of best-tourist-destination awards, and now also statistics reward the good fortune of this southern European country. Algarve, the province on the south coast, is the most low-cost European region to stay in during a vacation.
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Top 3 scenic drives in Algarve, on the south coast of Portugal

Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost province that faces the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest corner of continental Europe. Long dunes on the coast and beaches between coastal cliffs are characteristic to Algarve, but also the inland landscape in the region is varying. The travel guide Algarve, Southern Portugal introduces all the sights, villages, beaches, towns and other things worth knowing about the region, and we got the permission to publish top 3 scenic drives section from the book.

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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”

Guidebook to Gothenburg, Sweden and the West Coast

The City of Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city after the capital Stockholm, but Gothenburg is closer to Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo, Norway than it is to Stockholm. Scandinavian city life mixed with international trends from Continental Europe is perhaps Gothenburg’s asset as far as city life goes.
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A travel guide to Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, the capital of Finland in North Europe, is one of the fastest growing travel destinations in Europe. There are two reasons for it: air travel from Asia and cruise ships.

The Finnish airline Finnair has managed establish regular flights to Chinese cities and other major cities in Asia by marketing Helsinki as the gateway to Europe. The Asian tourists change planes in Helsinki and stay a night exploring Helsinki’s sights.

Another major group of tourists arrives in Helsinki on cruise ships that are touring the Baltic Sea.

The Best of Helsinki is a travel guidebook for tourists who like to absorb information via images and maps. The book is clearly designed to be a visual guide that shows the places to explore and helps visitors navigate in the destination.

This guidebook can be browsed in order to get an overall understanding what the city has to offer, and once interesting sights or attractions has been discovered, it is easy to study details of those places that seem interesting.

I found the chapter that describes the places and events local people like the best as the most valuable. Those tips will definitely be on my agenda when I plan my trip to Helsinki.

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The Nordic wilderness: Lapland is an outdoor lovers’ and road travelers’ destination

The best way 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. Nordkapp (North Cape) is the modern pilgrimage destination located at the end of the world; it is the northernmost point of Europe. In Nordkapp, the road ends into the Arctic Ocean.

Lapland is all about outdoors: the natural environment is inviting for a hike, for a mountainbike trek or fishing in a river or lake. The Lapland guidebook describes the places where are the best hiking paths and ski tracks.

Touring Lapland by car, motorbike or bicycle rarely presents a dull moment. Majestic, often lush, inland fell sceneries changes to rough and scarce Arctic landscape in the north as the Arctic Ocean gets closer. Following fell rivers that flow west introduces yet another scenery as the landscape transforms from fells to steep mountains and gorges, and picture-perfect fjords provide shelter for residents from the Atlantic Ocean.

Lapland is all about nature and respect for the environment. People who live in Lapland say they have eight seasons: first snow, Christmas, frosty winter, crusty snow, departure of ice, midnight sun, harvest season and colorful autumn. The traditional life and livelihood has been tightly coupled with seasons that have determined how reindeers have behaved, and how hunting and fishing have been conducted.

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