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I first visited Iceland five years ago and while that’s not a long time, since then the island’s popularity has reached a fever pitch.
For my second visit to Iceland, I opted for something quite different than the first visit. Where a year previous I had headed to Iceland by myself for a solo-road trip that took me up to the Western Fjords, this trip would be similar in length but a shared road trip with four friends.
Hakarl is a national dish of Iceland, consisting of Greenland shark meat, that has been buried, rotten and fermented.
The landscape is full of broken icebergs, streaked blue and black, floating with the tide, occasionally breaking apart in a mighty crash. This is Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in Iceland.
azzled by the abundance of famous and incredible Iceland attractions and sights along the Ring Road, most visitors spend just one or two days in the capital Reykjavik. In my opinion, this cool capital deserves more credit and not many people spend enough time reading about what to do in Reykjavik. ‘Reykjavík for First-Timers: The Complete Guide’ is constantly updated each time I visit Reykjavík and discover new things to do, places to visit, restaurants and cafes etc.
Showing my kids the world and teaching them how to interact with it is one thing. Showing them how to engage with it from a fearless standpoint is another. This means not just sowing seeds of adventure but building roots firmly entrenched in exploration.
Europe may well be one of the smaller continents on the planet but it has a massive array of cultures, identities, countries and places to explore. We’ve all heard of the likes of Paris, London, Barcelona and Venice which are well-trodden places for us to explore but what about the massive amount of other regions and towns that are sometimes forgotten in lieu of the big hitting destinations...
The Northern Lights, also called the Aurora Borealis, are perhaps almost single-handedly to blame for my obsession with visiting cold countries. Don’t get me wrong, coming from the UK, where it’s never really cold enough and never really hot enough (not for too long anyway), the scenery in so many cold destinations is nothing short of mind-boggling...
So you’ve decided that this is the year that you’re going to travel even if it means you’re going it alone. Your best friend, sister, partner, cousin, and that guy you kind of remember from junior high gym class are all too busy to join you. So what’s a girl to do if she wants an adventure but wants to feel secure in her decision while still adding an element of adventure?