Everything You Need to Know About Driving in Iceland

Renting a car & driving through Iceland was one of the best decisions we made on our trip. Driving is fairly easy if you use your head & are careful. They drive on the right hand side of the road, making things even easier for many drivers (sorry, Brits). Here are some of my best tips […]

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Where to Stay on Iceland’s South Coast

(& where not to stay in Reykjavik!) We did something on our Iceland south coast road trip we’ve never done before: stayed in a different hotel every night. This meant for a bit of a chaotic daily packing/unpacking situation, but also meant that we saw so much more of the country than if we had only […]

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5 Day Iceland South Coast Road Trip Itinerary

Road trip! We are back from our amazing, way too short, epic road trip to Iceland! We spent four days driving the south coast from the airport to Höfn & back. Our pace of driving was perfect, especially with Iceland’s summer time midnight sun. One big takeaway we learned is that even though Iceland looks […]

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First Thoughts on Iceland

We’re back from our short trip to Iceland & all I can say is wow. Amazing. Magical. Spectacular. Iceland lives up to the hype, which is sometimes rare for a destination de jour. I can’t wait to share our itinerary, activities, food, lodging & photographs from our trip. But while I get unpacked & unjetlagged, […]

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5 All-American Road Trips Perfect for 4th of July

Today is America’s birthday &, to me, there’s nothing more American than jumping in the car with some snacks & tunes & heading out on a road trip. While I may be spending the holiday in Iceland on a different sort of road trip, I thought I’d share some of my favorite all-American road trips, […]

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Headed to Iceland

Tonight,  we hop on a plane & head to Iceland! This is a trip that has been six months in the planning, but really at least three years in the making. 2013 was about the time that this little nordic island skyrocketed to the top of people’s “must travel” list – the number of visitors coming […]

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5 Types of Travelers Who Should Book a Trip to Puerto Rico Right Now

One of my favorite places to visit in the Caribbean doesn’t even require me to break out my passport: Puerto Rico. This U.S. Commonwealth is full of colorful architecture, rich history, majestic beaches, the only rain forest in the U.S. National Forest system & a few off-the-beaten path hidden gems. So when my friends at […]

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12 Books In 2016

Once upon a time, in junior high through college, I was a huge reader. I’d often have four or five books going at once & loved most books. Heck, I was even in the “advanced reading club” for most of elementary school (hello: nerd alert!) I still have a very soft spot for all things […]

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31 Tips for a Great Cruise

31 tips to help you have a great cruise, regardless of what line you’re sailing or where you’re headed! 1. Check in on-line ahead of time – it’ll save you tons of time during the boarding process. 2. Speaking of the boarding process, check your boarding pass to see what time to get to the […]

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Sea Turtle Snorkeling Heaven in St. Thomas

Like most semi-regular cruisers, we had been to St. Thomas before. Several times before. We had almost given up on the most popular of the U.S. Virgin Islands as too touristy. So when we saw that our cruise ship once again stopped in St. Thomas (as most do), we knew we wanted to do something different. […]

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