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5 Ridiculously Fun Airport Attractions | Posted 02.24.2015 | Travel

Yet airports around the globe are increasingly boasting an impressive range of fun activities and luxe amenities to help ease the stresses of travel--or at least entertain us while we're in transit. Here's a sampling of things you can do that we think will prove way more fun than sudoku.

Helsinki's Guerilla Food Scene Shines at Spis and Chef & Sommelier

Pam Grout | Posted 02.03.2015 | Taste
Pam Grout

Spot reindeer? Enjoy innovative design? Finland certainly warrants a spot on all those lists. But best place to get a really outstanding meal?

Sweat Equity: 13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Finnish Saunas

Pam Grout | Posted 11.13.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

There are more saunas than cars in Finland and, unlike the rest of us who view a hop in the sauna as a luxury, the Finns consider their weekly sauna as a necessity, right up there with food, rye bread and vodka.

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

The Beauty Of Scandinavia's Street Art Culture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It isn't just Nuart any more. Scandinavia is taking their mural festivals seriously thanks to buoyant economies, arts programming support, and a gr...

TechView: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology

Though he prefers to tell people he was named after the "Peanuts" character, the truth is he was named after Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize-winner.

Suomenlinna: The Ultimate Destination for Travel Loners

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

The six islands comprising the Fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki, Finland, have the kind of forlorn beauty that one would expect in this pocket of Scandinavia -- and a quirky, varied culture all their own.

Symmetry in Scandinavia: Finland's Holiday Food Markets

Sarah Dajani | Posted 03.08.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

Allow me to explain what Finland seems to be to me. In one word: design. Think ice, sleek and shiny like steel. Snowflakes, each one perfectly unique in its crystalline lattice. And darkness, the absorption of all light and the undying fashion statement of "artists" around the globe.

5 FREE Things To Do In Helsinki

AP | ELISA MALA | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel

HELSINKI -- Helsinki is known as an international capital of design and Finland is one of the eurozone's wealthiest nations. But despite that upscale ...

The Best of Summer Travel

Gogobot | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel

Fireworks displays, Slip 'N Slides and soft serve ice cream: summer's here. Check out the best seasonal destinations.

Exploring Finland Beyond Helsinki

Rachel Stern | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Rachel Stern

I was lucky enough to spend an idyllic August exploring -- by foot, train, plane, and bikes (free in cities such as Helsinki with a deposit). But if you only have a week, there's still a trove of highlights that can be enjoyed.

PHOTOS: Day Trips Put Cities In Context

Global Yodel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

All the books about the resiliency of a city's people pale compared to hiking the desolate mountains their ancestors crossed centuries before.

The 10 Most Prosperous Cities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.25.2012 | Money

The world might want to look to Vienna, Austria to solve all of its problems. In a new report entitled State Of The World Cities 2012/2013, the Un...

On the Culture Front: Two Climates, Lots of Vodka

Chris Kompanek | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

In the dead of winter, I found myself on the other side of the world for the Finlandia Vodka Cup. Wearing many layers, I delved deeper into the clear spirit experience.

Finland Rejects Guggenheim Proposal

AP | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts

HELSINKI — The Helsinki City Council has narrowly rejected a proposal to build a Guggenheim art museum in the Finnish capital. The council's bo...

Gunman Opens Fire At School

AP | MATTI HUUHTANEN | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

HELSINKI — A 23-year-old gunman wounded the father of his former girlfriend in an office building in Finland on Friday, then went to a nearby sc...

Literary Death Match Bumbles Its Way to Scandinavia

Todd Zuniga | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
Todd Zuniga

I have sometimes described bringing Literary Death Match to a new city as taking a hammer to a fresh sheet of ice, then following the cracks until they dead end.

A Guggenheim In Helsinki?

AP | Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

HELSINKI -- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation on Tuesday proposed building a museum in the Finnish capital after a yearlong feasibility study. The...

World's Most Liveable Cities: Monocle Magazine 'Quality of Life' Survey (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Munich residents have a reason to toast themselves months before Oktoberfest this year, as the Bavarian city tops the list of Monocle Magazine's Quali...

Finland Prime Minister Quits

AP | JARI TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HELSINKI — Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen resigned Friday to allow the ruling Center Party's new leader to succeed him as the head of the...

Helsinki Train Crash: Passenger Train Crashes Into Hotel

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HELSINKI — Finnish transport officials say a near-empty passenger train has crashed into a hotel by Helsinki's main railway station, causing dam...

Finland Mall Shooting: 4 Dead After Rampage At Suburban Mall, Police Say

AP | MARIUS TURULA and JARI TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ESPOO, Finland — A lone gunman dressed in black killed five people, including four in a crowded shopping mall, before returning home and taking ...

Computer Servers Tp Jeat From deep underground, data center will help heat Helsinki homes

SmartPlanet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Finnish capital of Helsinki is preparing to house what may be the greenest data center on the planet. Hidden deep within the bedrock of a massi...

Survey: Oslo Is Most Expensive City; New York Is Sixth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oslo, Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva and Tokyo are more expensive than New York, according to a new study released Wednesday by UBS. The study analyzes...

The King of Morocco and a Little Girl in Bombay (xvii)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

The waiter was very concerned that I liked the food -- that it was not too spicy for me -- and he came and offered me, as a treat, a handful of three Chinese fortune cookies.