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Travel Safety Tips – Protect Yourself from the Volatility of Nature

Travel Safety Tips – Protect Yourself from the Volatility of Nature

I remember the moment it happened vividly. One moment I was standing on the beach taking pictures and the next I was completely engulfed in the frigid water. My only thought was, I’m going to die. At this point my instincts kicked in and I fought desperately to get out of the icy, turbulent water. It all happened in only a few seconds. So fast that Ann didn’t even realize what had happened. I was on a black-sand beach in…

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Iceland Packing Essentials – Traveling in Spring Time

Iceland Packing Essentials – Traveling in Spring Time

Iceland is the land of unpredictable weather so your packing list has to include lots of layers. In addition, the heated indoors are really warm and outside is really cold and windy, so you will be putting on and removing your layers a lot. To be honest, we didn’t pack efficiently for this trip. We both ended up with huge check-in suitcases and never wore half of the stuff we brought. So, we have lots of lessons learned. Here are…

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Iceland – 6 Days in the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland – 6 Days in the Land of Fire and Ice

Why Iceland? That was the first question our friends and family asked. With a volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches, it’s a nature lover’s dream. Iceland has become a trendy place to visit in the last few years, but most places are still native, family owned and not commercialized. We chose to visit Iceland in April, before the prime tourist season began. The temps are cool, but not as cold as you might think. However,…

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Things to Know Before Going to Iceland

Things to Know Before Going to Iceland

Iceland has a lot of amazing places to see and it’s much bigger than you’d think. To truly appreciate it, you will need a plan of where to go, where to stay and what excursions to take. The most important advice we can give on this is do not visit Reykjavik area only. A lot of people do the city, Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle – and then miss out on the true beauty of Iceland. Our 6 Days…

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