The West Fjords are home to the most dramatic landscapes in Iceland. Yet, only 10% of visitors to Iceland explore the West Fjords. Jaw-dropping fjords line steep, 14 million year-old mountains. Small clusters of concrete and steel-clad homes make up isolated villages across the region. Off the Ring Road, it's a region whose population is … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Explore the West Fjords
A Photo Diary of Iceland’s Waterfalls
Iceland is home to an insane number of waterfalls - those that roll thunderously down the cliff side, those who dibble along the rock, and everything in between. I found the waterfalls in Iceland to evoke varied sensations of wonder, isolation, comfort, and even fear. It may sound silly, but each waterfall is special. Perhaps … Continue reading A Photo Diary of Iceland’s Waterfalls
What I Didn’t Expect When Driving in Iceland
Before traveling to Iceland I read multiple blog posts about what to expect when driving in Iceland. These posts talked about what to do in the fierce winds and sand storms, and warned about the ever changing weather conditions. Honestly, we didn't experience any of that during our 9-day road trip in July. Instead we … Continue reading What I Didn’t Expect When Driving in Iceland
How to Choose the Best Souvenirs
The English word "souvenir" comes from the French irregular pronominal verb se souvenir de, to remember. In theory, souvenirs are meant to be be a keepsake of your travel journeys. Often times, the "best" souvenirs are marketed as cheap, inauthentic, or lacking the true essence of your travels. Want to choose the more authentic and truly best … Continue reading How to Choose the Best Souvenirs
10 Reasons You Should Visit Arnarstapi and Hellnar
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is full of charming hamlets along the sea. Some towns, such as Borgarnes and Stykkisholmur boast multiple museums, hotels, and populations over 1,000 people. Others, like Arnarstapi and Hellnar, have vibrant histories as fishing and trading posts. Today these quaint seaside communities are home to less than 50 people, particularly during the quiet … Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Visit Arnarstapi and Hellnar
Free Attractions in Detroit, Michigan
I love Detroit, Michigan. I've visited the city three times through my 9-5 work responsibilities and I've learned about the history and current experiences of the city. How? Free attractions. If the Motor City isn't on your radar, these 6 free attractions in Detroit are sure to open your eyes to it's unique story! FREE … Continue reading Free Attractions in Detroit, Michigan
3 Reasons to Visit Helsinki
Thinking about traveling to Finland? How about some reasons to visit Helsinki? Not sure what the capital city has to offer? I've rounded up 3 reasons to travel to the Daughter of the Baltic.
How to Use Groupon to Plan a 10-Day, 4 City Trip to Scandinavia
Limited time to plan your next vacation? Use Groupon to arrange your flights, hotels, and transportation to Scandinavia without the hassle.