Journal

Spotlight: France

In honour of Bastille Day---France's National Day commemorating the start of the French Revolution in 1789---we're turning the spotlight on this beautiful Gallic nation. The largest country in the EU, and third largest in Europe as a whole, France has been charming visitors with its...

Europe’s 10 Most Liveable Cities

Monocle's list of "Most Liveable Cities" is based on an extensive number of objective and subjective check-marks. The city must have health in its bones, with a low crime rate, affordable health care, and an efficient public transport that spreads its arms far and wide...

9 Unusual European Experiences

When visiting Europe, there are the typical experiences, the not-so-typical ones (i.e. visiting any of the 10-not-so-obvious European cities on our recent list), and then the truly unusual (renting the entire country of Liechtenstein, anyone?). For our nine unusual European experiences, we've scoured the continent...

4 European Countries You Didn’t Know Existed

Europe is an epicentre for tourists in the summer. Visitors flock to all the typical sites to soak in the sun and the historical architecture. Cities like Paris, Berlin, and Vienna are on everyone’s check-lists, making the destinations all the more crowded and expensive. Silently...

Spotlight: South Tyrol

One-half of the self-governing Trentino-South Tyrol region, this province in the north of Italy is a fascinating blend of Italian and Austrian culture. Part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918, the region was then annexed by Italy and received its autonomy in 1972. Today, South Tyrol is one...

7 Incredible Cathedrals in Europe

Even if you're not religious, you can still appreciate the amazing architecture of cathedrals, marvelling at how their soaring spires and stained-glass windows have stood the test of time. Europe has an abundance of fascinating religious structures, but for this list we've narrowed it down...

20 Beautiful Beaches in Europe

Europe may be renowned for its cultural and historical significance, but it offers a lot in the way of natural beauty, too, boasting some seriously stunning beaches. Here we've selected twenty of the most beautiful beaches in Europe--not the twenty most beautiful (because it would...

NYC – Clients & Cocktails

This is the inaugural edition of Clients & Cocktails, a series that will highlight great places where doing business is both appropriate and desirable. As with any column of this type, there will always be favorites I missed so I encourage you to mention them...

Editor’s Letter: July, A Summer In Europe

Dear readers, This is the first Editor's letter in our magazine and I wanted to start by welcoming you to this online world of travel experiences. Here at Hayo we love dreaming about our next destinations and talking about the last ones, so you can find...

Ten Not-So-Obvious European Cities to Visit

First of all, let’s set things straight: the “obvious” cities to visit in Europe—think London, Paris, Rome, even Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona—are obvious for a reason. They contain some of the world’s best museums, they’re packed with iconic landmarks, and they do make you feel like...