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30 Hours in Victoria B.C.

30 Hours in Victoria B.C.

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Seattle and called my long time friend Cindy in Portland to join me for a whirlwind trip to Victoria. Here’s what we did and how we quite easily managed to fill in the brief 30 hours we spent on the island. We decided that this trip we were going to treat ourselves and not be TOO concerned with the cost of things. Cindy neglected to share this up front with the hubby, but…

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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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