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5 Unique Iceland Activities You Can Only Do in Iceland

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn2 Comments

Out of the 31 countries I have visited thus far in my travels, Iceland is by far the most magical. From its incredible out-of-this-world natural landscape to the quirky art scene of Reykjavik, Iceland is a country you have to visit at least once in your life. Or twice. I’m already planning my return visit. Iceland offers a variety of …

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Christmas Markets in the Capital Cities of the UK

In England, United Kingdom by Katelyn1 Comment

Christmas is almost upon us once again and for towns and cities across the globe that means the beginning of the Christmas market season. For travelers planning to visit the United Kingdom in the upcoming months the country’s four capital cities Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London each have great Christmas markets to visit. Belfast Running from November 19 to December …

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Yum or Yuck: Eating Fermented Shark in Iceland

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn2 Comments

Fermented shark in Iceland. You’ve heard the horror stories from other travelers. “Try it,” they say. “It’s good,” they repeat with a smirk. Just thinking about it gives you the shivers, right? Hákarl, or fermented shark, is a traditional Icelandic food dating back to the early days of Iceland’s Viking past. Today, mostly brave foreigners try the shark on a …

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CityWalk Reykjavik: A Free Walking Tour in Iceland

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn1 Comment

  Iceland is most known for its epic landscape. It’s a small island in the middle of the Atlantic just under the Arctic Circle. It’s the land of fire and ice. You can drive for miles and miles and not see a living soul. Only some fluffy white sheep in need of a haircut and Icelandic horses lazily grazing in …

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Self-Drive Tour of the Golden Circle in Iceland

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn2 Comments

Iceland has some of the most surreal and epic landscapes I have ever seen. And, I’ve only seen a tiny fraction of it. I’m already planning my next trip to the island to experience more of its myths, magic, and beauty. During my short visit in October, my travel companions and I rented a car from SADcars to explore as …

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Great Escape Month Three Review: March 2016

In Europe, Great Escape by Katelyn2 Comments

March was an incredible month of travel starting with a colorful sunrise in the Sahara Desert of Morocco to celebrating my 29th birthday in London to having a minor anxiety attack climbing the Eiffel Tower to drinking beers with my Scottish roommates in Munich. As much as I fell in love with Europe and enjoyed the centuries-old architecture and cobblestone …