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Finland’s Sauna Obsession

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Get the skinny on taking a dip in Scandinavia’s hot sauna hot spot.

Europe’s Loveliest Cemeteries

Not just the province of the dead and those who mourn them, cemeteries can be celebrated for all they offer the living. Europe boasts some of the most interesting and elaborate cemeteries in the world. Here are five of the most striking, all of which happen to be located in capital cities.

I Heart My City: Kathrin’s Helsinki

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Kathrin Deter moved to Helsinki from Luxembourg in 2010 for what she thought would be a short exchange program. But the Finnish capital stole her heart, and the move quickly became permanent. Not one to look back, Kathrin now she spends her days writing about her newly adopted city for Spotted by Locals, and on her personal blog, Luminoucity. Here are a few of Kathrin’s favorite things about the place she calls home.

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in October

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in October.

10 Great Street Markets

Check out National Geographic’s picks for the ten best food markets in the world.

A Taste of Scandinavia

When National Geographic Mission Projects Editor Hannah Bloch commented on a recent post about bacon-wrapped hotdogs she found in Copenhagen, we asked her to elaborate, and she provided a veritable buffet of Scandinavian treats. Food is always a central part of my travels, but even by my own gluttonous standards, Scandinavia took the cake. Or…