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Norway: A tour of Harstad

It was easy to get to the quaint town of Harstad; a direct flight from London to Evenes folowed by a 35 minute drive by coach. It is a picturesque municipality of 25,000 inhabitants with numerous islands and islets with a central area, basically a square with a few connected streets leading to the harbour on one side and housing on the other. ...

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One of the biggest tourist destinations in Greece, Mykonos attracts cruises, families, and honeymooning couples. It is the most expensive island in the Cyclades, but it’s tough to resist with its quiet winding streets, small alleys lined with whitewashed houses overlooking a beautiful harbor, beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants, and out of control nightlife. If you visit Mykonos in the summer, ...

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The 2017 Friendliest Cities in the World

Perth, Austalia While Sydney and Melbourne have forever gotten plenty of attention, Perth has put itself on the map in recent times, becoming Australia’s rising star, thanks to a boom of hip restaurants and lodging, and by adding the world’s longest flight. As one reader said, “I’ve never said wow so many times,” one vistor said. That alone says volumes. Gothenburg, Sweden Gothenburg might ...

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The Best Cities in the World

Tokyo, Japan Tokyo is a mix of contradictions, from ultramodern, neon-lit skyscrapers to tranquil temples, historic shrines, and expansive forests. A center for innovation, this Japanese capital has more Michelin stars than any other place on earth, and is—no surprise—one of the world’s best food destinations. For just a taste of what the city can offer, pull up a stool and dig deep into ...

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Palawan, the Philippines: The Most Beautiful Island in the World

“It’s no wonder Palawan ranked as the most beautiful island in the world this year, as the clear aquamarine water, limestone cliffs, and lagoons of the island province of the Philippines are only the most basic highlights,” says contributing editor Cynthia Drescher. “Palawan is home to nature reserves on both land and sea, with dolphins just offshore, marine gardens of ...

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