Michael White nominates Europe's most affordable and laid-back classical music festivals in the northern summer.
Dugald Jellie discusses frequent-flyer points and global warming with Santa in a magical grotto near the Arctic Circle.
Ah, the romance of long-distance train travel ... Ute Junker shares her experiences of carriages and cabbages.
Helsinki and other transit hubs are offering more ways to get to Europe.
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.
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.
Christmas has become a global festival, regardless of religion or location. Here are the best places in the world to experience the yuletide spirit.