One day each spring, dignity takes a back seat to "the bubbly."
Hostel Takeover Hostels are no longer just for students on a budget. While most patrons are between 18 and 30, plenty of travelers look to hostels to save money. Around the world, hostels have distinct personalities and a few offer accomodations that belie their bargain price.
The Finnish Line Famous for their survival mentality, the Finns endure harsh climate and long hours of darkness. A visitor hopes to see how well he'd fare in a Nordic winter.
Holidays in the Finnish Laplands The Finnish Laplands cover 24.5 million acres -- 23.7 acres of which is forest -- more than 500 miles north of Helsinki. With its snow covered pine trees and miles of ski trails, the Laplands have become an "in" destination for Europeans to spend the Christmas holidays.
Robert G. Kaiser and Lucian Perkins toured Finland for Three weeks to explore why this rarely-noticed little country has the world's best education system, produces such talented musicians and architects and has more cell phones per capita than Japan or the United States.