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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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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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Horseback Riding in Iceland with Ishestar

In Europe, Iceland by Katelyn2 Comments

Did you know Iceland has its own breed of horses? They are called Icelandic horses. I know, I know. Really original, huh? But, Icelandic horses are definitely a unique breed. So what makes them unique? Well, a few reasons. First, they are really the size of a pony. But, don’t call them ponies or people will be offended. I learned …

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My 15 Favorite Travel Moments of 2015

In Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Europe, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Mexico, Montreal, South Carolina, United States, Washington DC by Katelyn0 Comments

2015 was a great year for me in terms of travel. My travels brought me to two continents, seven new countries and many new cities. While I love new stamps in my passport (which I also had to get a new one once I got home from Europe in June), travel isn’t about how many countries I can cramp into …

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My 12 Favorite Travel Photos of 2015

In Austria, Belgium, Charleston, Czech Republic, Europe, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Mexico, Photography, United States by Katelyn1 Comment

As 2015 comes to a fast close (where did the year go?), I’ve begun my annual reflection of the year. While I’ve been incredibly busy with projects and work lately, I’ve also begun the long process of getting ready to move halfway across the globe. So many things to do on my “to-do” list and it keeps growing! While I …

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Natural Iceland: The Surreal Landscape

In Europe, Iceland, Photography by Katelyn6 Comments

  Iceland. There are no words for the raw beauty of this sub-Arctic island. Actually, I think Stephen Markley says it best in his book, Tales of Iceland or “Running with the Huldufolk in the Permanent Daylight: “The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. …