Wrap up warm and let northern Sweden work its magic on you this winter. Here are nine incredible experiences to get you started. The Icehotel Built from blocks of ice from the Torne River, the award-winning
There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed 500km north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes
Although it’s nicknamed ‘Brooklyn by the Bay,’ Oakland is an incomparable California original – diverse, cultured and always inventive. Too often overshadowed by San Francisco, Oakland has recently become
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The right conditions make for strange lily-pad formations. Strange-looking formations that resemble frozen lily pads have appeared this week on Scotland's River Dee, drawing Internet attention from around
For one, they're separate species—and hares are bigger, have longer ears, and are less social than bunnies. Hares and rabbits look similar, and some may hop to the conclusion that they're the same animal.