Here are some solutions to “where to go next”
- Our top picks for singles destination.
- Choose a new place to visit this year.
1. As the capital city of Finland, Helsinki plays host to nearly one-quarter of the Finnish population. Being so overwhelmingly at the heart of Finnish society makes the city a vibrant cultural heartland, filled with young people seeking education, employment and adventure. Named as the World Design Capital for 2012, Helsinki is not some backwater city that time forgot, despite its strong Art Nouveau influences from the early 1900s. It is a fusion of old and modern and is also notable for having a higher proportion of women than the rest of Finland. Clearly its subtle charms work.
2. The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. New York, New York. Very few cities in human history have been eulogized to the extent of this one metropolis, and it isn’t hard to see why it continues to attract people like moths to a flame. With its spectacular architecture and incredible museums and art galleries — among other things — it ticks the culture box. But it also has a heartbeat, like some sleeping leviathan — a cultural rhythm all its own. Add to this heady mix a huge population of intelligent and unattached w
omen, and it’s hard to argue against New York as a great place to visit.