A visit to a famous painter's atelier makes me want to pick up a paint brush. Albert Edelfelt was one of Finland's most celebrated painters in the 19th century.
Eight-hour layover in Amsterdam Schiphol? Fine. It is enough time to check out the city centre.
The excitement of having many small towns instead of a one mega city is that they are all different. The visit to the next town over feels like a little daytrip.
The ruin of the Linlithgow Palace is an interesting and fun day trip destination and there is a great Tearoom in the town.