Category Archives: Of Travel


Best 7 Beaches in the World

I asked my readers to reveal me their favorite beaches. Here they are: 7. Australia     6. Brazil     5. Maldives     4. India     3. Philippines     2. Greece     1. Finland What do you think is the best beach destination in the world? Share it on Facebook and you could win a bag from Globe Hope, made of old sails! The giveaway is still open for a week.

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Durable Eco-design for a Traveler – Globe Hope & Saalinki

I’d gotten my previous laptop bag from some chain store, Made in China, and of course the zipper broke just when I was traveling. I always bring my laptop with me, and it takes me around two connections to cross the Atlantic, with numerous safety screenings on the way. So there I was, with my broken bag, my stuff flowing out of my bag when I least wanted it. I swore that the next bag I’d get would be more durable. Can you imagine anything…

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24 new World Heritage Sites – and the list gets longer!

Collecting world heritage sites is both fun and tricky, because you’ll never be finished. This is because UNESCO keeps on inscribing new properties to the list every year, and in this year’s meeting in Bonn, there were altogether 24 new sites added. Here they are: 8 new easily accessible sites to Europe… Norway: Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site Denmark: Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement Denmark: The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand Germany: Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus France: Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars…

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Ranskalaista keittiötä parhaimmillaan: etanoita, macaronseja, fondueta ja ankkaa.

Why French Cuisine is the Best – and other stories on culinary travel

I don’t really have one favorite food, but several: good burgers, oysters, snails, crayfish, raw fish, tartar steaks, and anything with cheese, eggplant or avocado, and the list goes on. What I crave for most varies daily. Today, it would be sautéed reindeer with lingonberry jam. On vacation, I like to eat in restaurants with table service. I cook so much at home that it doesn’t really feel like a vacation if I’m cooking, although I do make an exception if we’re at a nice…

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