Known for being one of the most bike-friendly cities around the world, it's not just the bikers who make a fashion statement in Helsinki. Many of the bikes are an artform all on their own. Here are a few of my favorite avant-garde and very hipster Helsinki bikes.The Classic Bike - Complete with basket, this is the typical style bike one finds parked outside of coffee shops, restaurants and tre[...]
 
 
It's no secret that Berlin is one of the best places to explore by bike. However, biking is more than transportation for true Berliners - it's a lifestyle. Here are some of my favorite Berlin bike personalities.The Multi-Purpose BikeHere we have a comfortable fur seat and a large basket to hold just about anything you might need for your journey. I like how this owner took into considerati[...]
 
 
I may have only spent a few days in Finland but it didn’t take long for me to notice some pretty interesting local habits. Here are 5 of my favorite Finnish Fun Facts.Design is in their BloodDuring my kickbike design tour through Helsinki I was surprised to learn that 1 out of 4 jobs in the city are design related. I suppose it makes perfect sense seeing as Helsinki is the current Design C[...]
 
 
Since today is Friday and I'm sure many of you are already looking forward to the weekend, I've decided to showcase some of the amazing street art I discussed in my last post about Helsinki. These avant-garde images are created by local graffiti artists in the Suvilahti neighborhood.My favorite thing about the artwork I found in Helsinki is the variety of styles used across the designated graf[...]
 
 
Officially day three of my Finland trip, Helsinki has already surpassed my expectations. Currently the Design Capital of the World, the city is brimming with global art and culture, all seen in every aspect of local life. From fashionista bikers and bohemian flea markets to impressive street art, here's to me feeling hipster in Helsinki.Bike CultureCities like Helsinki, Copenhagen and Amst[...]
 
 
While in Israel, I tasted a good number of local dishes. The majority of these lunch plates are easily found at the local markets in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and other main cities. They are all affordable and a delicious way to experience Israel's colorful culture.Shakshuka - quickly becoming one of my favorite local foods, Shakshuka is made with poached eggs in a sauce comprised of tomatoes[...]
 
 
This is a Guest Post by Ali Dempsey of Global Basecamps.While living in Shanghai from 2002-2006, shopping was one of my favorite pastimes.  Even if you don’t buy anything, just wandering around the markets is a fun adventure and offers insight in the city’s culture.Since 2006, many markets have relocated and shops have shut down, however, in the fast paced city you can always count on find[...]
 
 
This post is by Jessica Dante, one of our contributors. The summer of 2010 brought me to the city that never sleeps. After being offered a great internship at a small tech start-up, I packed up and moved into a teeny apartment in Gramercy with three friends. Once I deposited my first hefty paycheck, I started to explore the city the best way that I knew how to-- through its cuisine. The first th[...]
 
 
This post is by Brendan Wan, one of our contributors. Australians love a good festival, particularly a music festival. It is a time and place where we can truly enjoy the simple things in life - dancing under the Australia sun, falling under the musical spell of rhythm and beats and relaxing with a cold thirst-quenching drink in your hand. There are over a hundred festivals in Australia occurring[...]
 
 
Navigating the New York City club scene isn't a leisurely walk in the park. It's more like a tipsy jaunt around lower Manhattan. When I first moved to the city, I was a 22 year-old recent graduate who spent my first summer living in student housing while searching for a job in the fashion & entertainment industries. After a few weeks of exploring the city on my own, I slowly started making fri[...]
 
 
This post is by Patrick Perlmutter, one of our contributors. There is no doubt that Paris is a city rich in culture, beauty, and art. It was the home to Voltaire, Molière, Hemingway and countless other artists, writers, and politicians that helped shape the country's landscape and heritage.While these influences are still visible in French education and even heard in daily conversation, Paris[...]
 
 
This post is by Jessica Tiare Bowen, one of our contributors.When one thinks of New York City, a lot of things come to mind: Concrete Jungle, Skyscraper National Park, The Big Apple.  “Cheap” would probably not make the list.  New York is notorious for ridiculously priced cocktails and Broadway shows,  which is why I compiled a list of my top five attractions for under $5.  Whether you’re a to[...]