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Haugesund

The small town of Haugesund offers a broad spectrum of natural beauty ranging from a vast and wild coastline to snow-capped mountains with cascading waterfalls flowing into the fjords. It is known as the Homeland of the Vikings, as the area used to hold the royal seat of ancient Viking Kings. Today it is a prime travel destination that encapsulates everything Norway has to offer: fjords, waterfalls, mountains, rugged coasts and an eclectic city culture full of both fascinating history and a forward-thinking spirit.

Dunedin

Dunedin, on the rugged east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, is a city of style and creativity where man and nature meet. Officially founded in 1848 by the Free Church of Scotland, it's home to twenty five thousand students at the University of Otago who mingle with the town’s landed gentry to create an eclectic destination that enthralls all who pass through. Surrounded by a deep blue harbour on one side and rolling misty hills on the other, Dunedin’s lush green dales and old world architecture pay tribute to the city’s Scottish heritage. Dunedin is a creative hub that attracts the country’s leading designers in every field from fashion to music, architecture, graphics and jewellery.
Antwerp, Belgium

Tasty in Antwerp: Zurenborg

Zurenborg is quite possibly the most beautiful neighbourhood in Antwerp. It flaunts its belle époque grandeur like a coquettish lady. It proudly shows surprised visitors its art nouveau façades, elegant streets and squares. But the highlight is the 19th century Cogels-Osylei: sublime architecture from around the turn of the previous century.
Antwerp, Belgium

Tasty in Antwerp: Het Zuid

Het Zuid is highly attractive to locals and visitors alike. You will find stately mansions, wide boulevards and beautiful squares there. Art lovers will appreciate the many art galleries and museums such as the FOMU | Photo Museum and M HKA | Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. Thanks to its many well-frequented cafés and restaurants, Het Zuid is also a very popular night spot.

Växjö

Växjö is the very heart of southeast Sweden – in the middle of Småland, in the middle of southern Sweden. There is a lot to see, experience and do here – local handicraft, unique shops and world-class restaurants. A thriving culture and art programme, an intimate café culture and several award-winning culinary eating-houses. Seasonal markets provide a pulsating market square and flea market business and if you would like to experience genuine Småland nature, take one of the many cycle and footpaths straight out into the forests! A kingdom of crystal is just around the corner, as is the kingdom of furniture. The whole of Växjö is just waiting to be experienced – so welcome!
Antwerp, Belgium

Tasty in Antwerp: Theatre Area

The Theatre District owes its name to the many theatres here. This is the working habitat of many directors, actors, dancers and musicians: in the pubs you can almost hear the creativity bubbling away. It’s worth a visit during the day, too, because you’ll find many fashion, antique and interior design shops here, as well as two small but beautiful museums: the Maiden’s House Museum and the Museum Mayer van den Bergh.
Santorini, Greece

Akrotiri Excavations

Akrotiri is not as appealing as the other well-known Santorini villages. It is not perched on the caldera top nor is it located on the fashionable side of the island. The houses are not white-washed but tend to have a grayish shade, and the fuss is all about a bunch of family-run restaurants and hotels that, though they might seem from a long gone era, give away an insight into the original fishing and farmer settlement that Santorini once was. Akrotiri is the island's most important archaeological site, housing Minoan ruins dating to the 4th century BC that extend for 20 hectares. When the volcano abruptly erupted, the entire population was forced to flee from Akrotiri, which was swept away by the lava flow but which also preserved buildings and utensils.
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Warsaw

Anything you can dream of you’ll find in the Polish capital: interesting history, a wealth of events, exciting nightlife, Michelin-star restaurants, and an abundance of green areas. Check out the charming Old Town and take a stroll down the Royal Route. Learn about the city’s history in Warsaw’s many interactive museums. Spend a wild evening by the Vistula and chill out listening to a Chopin concert at Łazienki Royal Park. No doubt, Warsaw is a must-see on the tourist map of Europe.

Carcassonne

Located in South of France, Carcassonne is situated at the crossing of two major routes: from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast and from the heart of France to Spain, both used since antiquity. It is a beautiful and diversified region but the city itself has enough to fulfil your curiosity. The medieval fortified Cité is a UNESCO world heritage site. No wonder that Carcassone is home to a unique historical and cultural past. If you add the local traditional dishes, the hospitality of its inhabitants and some of the best vineyards in the south of France, your stay will be a most memorable one!
Santorini, Greece

Pyrgos Kallistis

Pyrgos Kallistis is a medieval fortress settlement that maintains its original structure composed of cobbled streets that twist and turn down the hill where the village has developed, dominated by a Venetian Castle (Kasteli). Considered a monument in 1995, the village is one of the least spoiled by tourism, and featuring ancient buildings throughout its entire area, it is pervaded by an historical flair. With its 600 residents, Pyrgos keeps hold of the allure of an old Greek village that is starting to open up to the increasing flow of tourism. Tavernas, restaurants and traditional Greek cafes find their home along the village streets, blessed by a scent of grapes released by the vineyards that surround Pyrgos.
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Santorini, Greece

Venetian Castles

Venetian rule in Santorini extended from 1207 to 1580 and the last vestiges of this historical period live in the castles that dot the entire island. Five fortresses can be found throughout Santorini in Oia, Pyrgos, Emporio, Akrotiri and Skaros, which have been partly demolished by the earthquakes that shook the island in the 15th and 16th century. Skaros is probably the most important and well-preserved among the five castles, built on the peak of the namesake rock to protect the village from pirate attacks. The ruins of the once magnificent fortress can be reached on foot from Agios Georgios church in Imerovigli, connected to Skaros by a 0,5km walking trial and a long stairway.
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Santorini, Greece

Hiking Fira - Imerovigli - Oia

The 9 km hiking trail that leads from Fira to Oia, running alongside the caldera cliff, is a must-do experience in Santorini. The trip takes approximately 4 hours, granting superb views and changing perspectives as the path unwinds. The walk starts at the port of Fira, from where you will need to head to Firostefani village and Imerovigli, which are located north of the city. You will pass by numerous churches and stunning architecture to finally end up in the iconic Oia Village. Here, you can choose to treat yourself to a seafood dinner and a glass of wine at one of the restaurants with a unique view over the caldera.
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