Forget Harry Potter’s Wizarding World. Joanne O’Sullivan discovers literary destinations that will leave kids with a longer lasting impression than they can get from a ride on a hippogriff roller coaster.
California-sized Finland is home to nearly 180,000 islands. These five examples along the Baltic coast, all in close reach of one another and within the National Park, are a great place to start understanding just how special this place can be.
Every culture has its idiosyncrasies, and some countries celebrate their uniqueness in the form of festivals - with a dash of competition thrown in. Plan your travels accordingly, and you might find yourself way off the tourist trail, competing against the locals (or a local horse) in one of the world's seven weirdest sports festivals.