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Aurora Borealis: Iceland’s Northern Lights

This Motivation Monday is all about the beautiful, mysterious, often elusive Aurora Borealis: the Northern Lights. Iceland is not the best place in the world to see them, but we saw them two out of four nights there! Here is your guide to seeing them, photographing them, and enjoying them! Finding the Northern Lights The… Continue reading Aurora Borealis: Iceland’s Northern Lights

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10 Reasons to Visit South Iceland

It’s Faraway Friday! Our recent trip to the South Coast of Iceland was inspiring and unique, and I encourage everyone to visit! Here are our top 10 reasons why. 10. Mythical Scenery I mostly prefer tropical settings–bright colors, impossibly clear water, warmth, fruit growing in the wild… But Iceland delivers on a completely different level.… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit South Iceland

iceland · Land · Uncategorized

Road Tripping South Iceland

It’s Throwback Thursday! This week we’re throwing it back to our exciting road trip across Iceland’s unique south coast. Good news: it is possible to do most of it in a day! I’ve got an itinerary for your own south coast road trip and some tips to help you out. If you’re starting from points… Continue reading Road Tripping South Iceland

iceland · Uncategorized · World Foods

What I Ate in Iceland

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This week it’s all about the amazing food in the Land of Fire and Ice–Iceland! From hot soup to hot dogs, Iceland has quite the variety of foods to fuel you through hikes and windy, chilly days! Breakfast It’s the most important meal of the day! We knew we’d be… Continue reading What I Ate in Iceland

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What to Know Before You Visit Iceland

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! This week we’re giving you our best tips and good things to know for your own trip to the Land of Fire and Ice–Iceland! Spoiler alert: It is bigger than you think! Driving in Iceland You will need to rent a car in Iceland. There are some bus tours, and Reykjavik… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Iceland

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Ultimate Guide to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

One of the most visited sites in Iceland is its famous Blue Lagoon! My sweet husband Steve and I had the opportunity to visit this magical place on our recent trip to Iceland, and we came up with some tips for you before you visit for yourself! Hours vary slightly by season, so check opening… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

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10 Reasons to Visit Bratislava

It’s Faraway Friday! This week it’s all about one of my favorite cities in the world, and the last city I visited before meeting my future husband: Bratislava, Slovakia! Here are 10 reasons I loved it, and perhaps 10 reasons you will, too! 10. St. Michael’s Gate This gate is the only remaining city gate,… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Bratislava

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First Time in the City of Firsts

Originally published in June 2012. It’s Throwback Thursday! On the road again! Only this time I took a train. I liked it a lot! I didn’t think it was much different than the ones in Europe–except it was running a little late! But surprisingly we made it to Philly sooner than anticipated. And when I… Continue reading First Time in the City of Firsts

iceland · Packing

Packing for Men: Iceland

It’s What I Wore Wednesday! Well, not so much what I wore, but more about what my husband wore on our trip to Iceland last weekend! If you’re a man who hates to pack, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s what we came up with: On the Plane Overnight flights in economy are… Continue reading Packing for Men: Iceland

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How to Travel Safely

  It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I think the most common questions any traveler gets asked are about safety–especially solo travelers, and even more especially women travelers. But safety goes for men and women alike. No one is immune to bad things that can happen anywhere in the world (even in your hometown!), but you can… Continue reading How to Travel Safely