Europe

Europe

Magical Moments from Estonia

As someone who has spent most of her life on the road, it's often hard for new destinations to surprise me. But Estonia did just that. It's been 27 years since the Soviet Union fully...

East London Mornings: 10 One-Of-A-Kind Coffee Shops

Home of bankers, musicians, artists, photographers, and creative types for whom nine-to-five isn’t an option — I love London for being so different! The city’s hidden, independent coffee shops have such a nice, warm ambiance...

Gina Wong’s 6 Favorite East London Coffee Shops

London has its fair share of specialty coffee shops, but it’s in East London that you’ll find the roasteries, cafés, and baristas that are really pushing the boat. Whilst there are countless coffee shops...

Guide to the Best of Porto

While Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, has been a popular vacation spot for some time, tourists have recently started venturing farther north to the country’s next hit destination: the city of Porto. Known for its world-famous...

The Best of Manchester, England

When I visited Manchester, England, what surprised me most was how quaint it was. The city’s dichotomy of historic-industrial chic and creative energy buzzes through its streets to create a palpable sense of hope...

A Seasonal Guide to Visiting Helsinki

While the thought of Finland may conjure images of snowy, barren wastelands and the gray austerity of its capital city, the reality is that Helsinki — and the rest of the country — come...

Hidden Helsinki

From Helsinki’s waterfront views and breezy streets to its gorgeous archipelago and fresh seafood, this urban center is in constant movement. But its location also provides plenty of chances to explore outside the city...

Discover Helsinki’s Islands

Helsinki’s archipelago is one of the most beautiful in the world. Dispersed from the city’s shorelines are roughly 330 islands of all shapes and sizes, decorated with captivating forests, historic fortresses, and sandy beaches....

Pursuing “Juoksentelisinkohan” in Helsinki

Like the Danish term hygge (meaning a feeling of coziness, comfort, or warmth) or the Swedish word  lagom (meaning not too much and not too little), the Finnish expression juoksentelisinkohan evades a direct English...