Want to see puffins in Iceland? The Látrabjarg Cliffs in the West Fjords are where you need to go! Every summer an unfathomable number of seabirds nest and raise babies along the walls of the Látrabjarg Cliffs. Puffins spend their days dive bombing into the sea for food and living without fear of arctic foxes … Continue reading Where to See Puffins in Iceland
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Build Your Own Plastic-Free Zero Waste Travel Toiletry Kit
Whether heading out of town for a weekend or a 9+ day sojourn, I try to keep my waste to a minimum. No matter what I do I will be creating waste (the system isn't perfect), but I can pack a zero waste toiletry kit that limits my waste. I What's in my toiletry kit … Continue reading Build Your Own Plastic-Free Zero Waste Travel Toiletry Kit
What’s In My Zero Waste Carry-On?
Looking to reduce your dependance on single-use plastics when you travel? Get a check list of zero waste essentials for your carry on.
Guide to Camping in Iceland
When we were planning our 9-day road trip around Iceland, we decided to camp. By camping in Iceland we were able to save money while enjoying the magical landscapes. Although my family often went camping when I was younger, I never considered camping in another country. I wasn’t even sure where to begin planning! … Continue reading Guide to Camping in Iceland
A Guide to Icelandic Craft Brews
Okay, I'll come clean! I'm a craft beer snob. This confession is precisely why I needed to share a guide to Iceland craft beer with you. Ahh, that feels good to say out loud! How crazy does this sound? Beer containing more than 2.25% alcohol by volume (ABV) has only been legal in Iceland for … Continue reading A Guide to Icelandic Craft Brews
5 Reasons to Explore the West Fjords
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
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
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.