Travel Insider Tourism in poor countries does not always bring benefits to local communities. Here's how to make sure your money stays where it is needed.
Brian Johnston seeks out the top 10 overseas science museums, guaranteed to fire the imagination.
In the hands of innovative chefs, Finland's local ingredients come into their own at new Helsinki restaurants, writes Leisa Tyler.
Flight Test The cabin crew are efficient and capable, but it would be nice to see a smile.
David Nicholls is inspired by the landmark buildings and events that cement Helsinki's position as a world design hub.
A wonder of myth and mystery, the northern lights are desperately elusive, writes Shaney Hudson. But patience has its rewards.
On the well-designed streets of Helsinki, Dugald Jellie absorbs the city's creative genius.
Dugald Jellie discusses frequent-flyer points and global warming with Santa in a magical grotto near the Arctic Circle.
Lisa Hynes joins the Finns in a sauna, a beating and an icy plunge.
Flight Test Dugald Jellie flies Finnair, business class, from Singapore to Helsinki.
Ah, the romance of long-distance train travel ... Ute Junker shares her experiences of carriages and cabbages.
Dugald Jellie Helsinki and other transit hubs are offering more ways to get to Europe.
David Whitley shares his tips for exploring Finland's capital.
Maybe it's something in the water, but when Ute Junker heads overseas her clothes seem to fall away with her inhibitions.
The Finnish city of Turku gets ready to step into the cultural spotlight as European Capital of Culture, 2011.
A boutique ship gets Harriet Upjohn to the heart of the action, be it in cultural capitals or surprise beach resorts.
Done Venice, Paris and London? Ticked off Prague, Budapest, Berlin and Dubrovnik? It may be time to delve a little deeper on your next European adventure.
Here are some of the best under-the-radar towns and cities you should know about.
In design-conscious Helsinki, Norman Miller finds there's room in his bag and budget for vintage treasures.
Christmas has become a global festival, regardless of religion or location. Here are the best places in the world to experience the yuletide spirit.