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  • 4 star Scandic Foresta hotel on sale near Stockholm for $125

    Scandic Foresta hotel

    Scandic Foresta hotel – facade view

    Scandinavia is wonderful in fall and Stockholm is one of its most beautiful cities. Now, if you have been contemplating to visit it during the next few months, you might want to know that the Scandic Foresta hotel is on sale through late November and can be booked from $125 per night, thus saving over 20% off average rates.

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  • Stockholm, A City on Many Islands

    Stockholm City Hall @Michael Caven

    Stockholm City Hall @Michael Caven/flickr

     

    The capital of Sweden is the “Venice of the North”

    Stockholm is expanded on 14 islands situated between the Lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea, a true symphony of water and light during Summer time. When the shining Nordic sun reflectsin the vast waters of Stockholm, the city almost gives a Mediterranean aspect, being relaxed and calm.  It is the time when the locals invade the cafes from the sidewalks, parks and squares.

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  • The traveler’s guide to WWOOF-ing

    photo by Peter Blanchard on Flickr

    Traveling is no longer such a bug deal like a century ago, and even the most budget conscious traveler can find ways to visit some of the most faraway and wonderful places on the planet. Even traveling on a shoestring can be eco-conscious and sustain local conomies, but there are others ways to discover some of the most beautiful spots in the world without making a dent in your savings.

    WWOOF-ing, better known as World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, by no means a lazy holiday, but it is the kind of vacation that will allow you to gain insights into your host culture, into the ways of the land, and even teach you a thing or two. Here’s a traveler’s guide to WWOOF-ing, for those who are looking into novels ways of experiencing travel.

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  • Remote Baltic islands you’ve (probably) never heard of

    Saaremaa, photo by Ekke on Flickr

    Islands like Bali, the Maldives, Fiji and other tropical wonders get all the attention on the travel scene, and even a few islands with temperate climate are quite popular with mainstream travelers as long as they are famous.But what about the scores of islands that are located in parts of the world that are slightly off the beaten path?

    The Baltic Sea is bordered by countries with huge touristic potential, like Denmark, Finland, Sweden or Germany, and sticking to dry land will reward you with amazing sights, but there is a bunch of islands scattered over the pond that are just as worthy of interest. If you want an island holiday that goes beyond the conventional, here are some remote Baltic islands you’ve (probably) never heard of.

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  • The weirdest travel destinations for 2012

    Meteora – ©cod_gabriel/Flickr

    With the prospect of the end of the world looming over us in 2012, travelers should do well to make the most of this year. All jokes aside, 2012 might as well be the year of wacky travel, and even if your travel destinations are usually vanilla, you should definitely slip in some weirdness too.

    Some places in the world are simply so outlandish that they are worth visiting based on that fact alone. If you want to see or do something unusual, you might consider taking a trip to some of the weirdest travel destinations for 2012.

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  • The best airport restaurants in the world

    Singapore Changi Airport, photo by Bassel Safadi

    Layovers and delayed or canceled flights are nothing less than a nightmare for any traveler who just wants to get to their exciting travel destination, check into their room and then be free to explore, see and eat. Layovers make you tired, bored, and also hungry, and airports are usually not known for their ability to provide healthy and tasty cuisine that doesn’t fit into the fast-food department, right?

    Well, in the case of a couple of airports in the world, you won’t have anything to complain about when it comes to the food at least, and you might even end up with some nice travel memories that you made during a layover. Here are some of the best airport restaurants in the world.

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  • Top 5 romantic places to visit this winter

    Ottawa

    Ottawa

    It’s said that Spring is the season for love and romance, but if you’re in a romantic mood then you can make any time of the year seem romantic. And even if freezing temperatures and heavy snow don’t sound like the most romantic things in the world for you, the beauty of travel is that all it takes is a flight and you can find yourself in a sun-drenched corner of the world that is just ripe for romance.

    So surprise your significant other with a trip to one of the top 5 romantic places to visit this winter, and if you’re in search of a romance, you might find it in these beautiful places.

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  • The best Christmas markets to visit in 2011

    Vienna

    Vienna

    Christmas is not yet round the corner, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not already time to prepare, especially if you have a pre-Christmas outing in mind.

    If you are always in a pickle when it comes to buying presents, here’s a fun way to take get the chore done and have some fun while at it (and maybe even pick up some goodies for yourself): go to a Christmas market! Large and lavish Christmas markets are the norm in cities where Christmas celebrations are taken particularly seriously, and since most Christmas markets start well before Christmas, you can easily load up on the gifts well in advance, while you’re having a short beginning-of-winter-break. So here are some of the best Christmas markets to visit in 2011.

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  • The best summer destinations for cooling off

    Iceland

    Is the hot summer weather getting too much for you? Summer’s just begun, but for some people, it’s high time for some cooling off. Going to the pool and staying in the shadow can get boring after a while, and if you don’t want to miss out on traveling while the dog days last, there are some places you could visit.

    So if you don’t know where to hide away from the scorching sun, then here are some of the best summer destinations for cooling off.

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  • Best places to watch the Northern Lights

    photo by nick_russill

    Despite their name, Northern Lights can be seen in both hemispheres, the trick is to be close to the planet’s magnetic poles. These beautiful spectacles of light and color are called aurora borealis in the north,  and aurora australis in the south.

    The explanation for this phenomenon is simple, despite their magical appearance – they are created by certain particles emanating from the sun when they hit the earth’s atmosphere. The ensuing light parade can take many shapes and forms, from a pale green or pink shade on the sky to eerie glowing curtains. Read on to find out which are the best places to watch the Northern Lights.

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