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Top 10 Things to Do When Visiting Iceland

Iceland has long been known as the land of fire and ice due to its glaciers and volcanic hot springs.  This small picturesque island situated between two continental plates draws increasingly high numbers of visitors each year.  It’s a land that calls to your inner explorer and National Geographic photographer, while being accessible to the …

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Ultimate Packing List for Iceland

Iceland is the land of fire and ice with stunning glaciers, waterfalls, and hot springs.  Visitors will have an amazing trip here, but the weather can be unpredictable and change rapidly.  Be comfortable and ready for anything by packing these items. 1. Raincoat It rains frequently and without warning throughout the year. Also, when visiting …

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Beaches and Islands Bucket List Adventures Europe

Staying at the Ritz Carlton Abama Resort in Canary Islands, Spain

If you need a salty, sun splashed vacation that offers breathtaking views from every angle, the Ritz Carlton Abama more than delivers. The resort is glamorous and huge- 7 pools, 10 restaurants, 2 bars, a championship golf course, a state of the art spa, golf carts for villas, a funicular car to a secluded beach, …

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Visiting Iceland’s Glacier Lagoon

Glacier Lagoon is a beautiful bay born at the foot of one of the largest glaciers in the world outside the polar regions. For a size perspective, the glacier is seven times the size of Manhattan. At the foot of the glacier is an icy paradise that will have you convinced it was the film …

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Art Lovers Guide to Rome

Visiting the Eternal City?  Rome is full of beautiful and awe-inspiring works of art. Read on for the most epic works of artistic brilliance that you cannot miss. ** Note: Usually my blog posts feature all of my own pictures, however many of these site have restrictions on photography due to the delicate nature of the …

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Doin’ Dublin- 4 Things you Can’t Miss

Dublin, Ireland is a city of mystique, its perpetually cool and shrouded in mist.  It’s easy to imagine the fairies of Gaelic lore peeking around the edges of castles. It’s also a town of booze and local music.  Honey, I’m home! We flew in to the airport on a budget airline (translated they suck you …

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London Calling- Top 10 Things to Do for an Epic Adventure

London is more than Big Ben, Buckingham Palace (both still very pretty) and big red buses.  London is full of culture, and there is something for everyone.  The tube (subway for the Yanks) is probably the most convenient public transit system I have seen, and it relatively clean and safe as long as you are …

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5 Epic Things to Do in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey is the former Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire.  It is in a unique position that touches both Europe and Asia.  This water city has seen thousands of years of history from before the crusades, to the World Wars, to today, and is home to Christianity and Islam. When I arrived, everyone …

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