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What to Pack for A Week in Iceland — Regardless of Season

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So you’ve got everything booked and you’re ready for one hell of an adventure in your dream destination. Now what should you pack for a week in Iceland??? The first thing you need to know is that weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and harsh, regardless of the time of the year. You can easily […]

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Traveling Iceland with Kids

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Traveling Iceland with kids is easy, fun, exciting and oh so rewarding. It’s a dream come true for active parents who want to add some adventure into their kids’ lives.  Iceland: a land of fire and ice, brimming with the works of Mother Nature. Its coastlines are fringed with ragged fjords, and its interior is […]

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20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Colorful Nuuk, Greenland

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A photo essay of Nuuk, the colorful capital city of Greenland. Picturesque and quaint, Nuuk is probably the cutest capital city I’ve been. Scandinavian high-roofed houses can be found in every color you can imagine: from indigo blue to electric pink, lime green to dark burgundy. While the buildings were initially color-coded as a form […]

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My Iceland Ring Road Itinerary

I’ve shared my secret tips on how to drive the Iceland Ring Road (including where to eat, sleep, refuel etc) — here’s a detailed breakdown of my (awesome) Iceland Ring Road itinerary to help you plan your own journey. There’s no better way to explore Iceland than by driving the Ring Road, a.k.a. Route 1, […]

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Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: All You Need to Know

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In this travel guide, I share tips and recommendations on how to drive the Iceland Ring Road. I hope this helps you make the most of your time on the road trip. Marooned just outside the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a Nordic island nation that’s just a hop away from mainland Europe and North America […]

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Norway in A Nutshell

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Frozen lakes, dark green pines, and white-and-red Scandinavian farmhouses flank both sides of the railway as we swoosh through the white snow on our modern-day polar express. We’re climbing higher and higher into the mountains and the slopes are plunging into the endless depth. As I peer down and look beneath the tracks, my head spins slightly. It’s easy to get […]

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Where to Find the Best Wine & Tapas in Barcelona

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If you’ve noticed, I’ve been having the Spanish fever lately, posting a lot of stories on Spain, my adopted home. Today we have a post from my friend Esme Fox, who lives in Barcelona. She’s my good friend and fellow travel writer who has a deep love for her adopted home. Here she shares tips […]

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Celebrating WorldPride Madrid 2017

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We were lucky enough to celebrate WorldPride 2017 in Madrid last weekend! Here’s what we got up to: From 23 June to 2 July 2017, WorldPride was celebrated in fervor in the Spanish capital city of Madrid. It was the world’s biggest LGBT pride celebration, with about 2 million participants descending upon the city to […]

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A Perfect Weekend in Malaga, Spain

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Planning a weekend in Malaga? For travelers in Europe, Malaga is often seen as a touristy destination that has  been simply ‘overdone’. This coastal city in southern Spain was the hottest beach destination in the 1980’s, and it continues to be a popular holiday spot for those seeking sun-kissed beaches and all-night-long parties. For that […]

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Is Granada the Best Place to Live in Spain?

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It’s been more than 7 years since we moved to Spain — first it was Madrid for a year, then just a couple of months in Seville and eventually Granada. We’ve also explored a lot of Spain, from the northwestern corner of Galicia to the eastern edge of Costa Brava, the southern shores of Cadiz […]

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Learning War History in Northern France


A list of the best things to do in northern France for those interested in war history. Northern France is often overlooked by travellers seeking the more quintessential French experience — but for history buffs, there’s no better region in Europe to learn about war history than here in Hauts-de-France (which translates to mean “Upper […]

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Living in Spain: What It’s Really Like

After three months in Southeast Asia, we’re now back at home in Granada, Spain. I can’t believe it’s been more than 7 years since we first moved to Spain (first Madrid, then Seville and now Granada) and I actually haven’t written anything about what’s it like to live here. I think it’s finally time to […]

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20 Photos of Georgia that Will Surprise You

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My Best Photos of Georgia Georgia — a name associated more with the southern state of US than the country itself, is often overlooked by travellers as a tiny landlocked country hidden in the shadows of its ex-Soviet past. For the uninitiated, Georgia is a relatively small country in the Caucasus, midway between Europe and […]

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Drone Video of Sierra Nevada, Spain

Our First Drone Video! Have you ever seen your backyard from the air? Curious to see ours, we recently used our new Xiaomi drone to capture aerial footage from the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, just an hour’s drive from our home base in Granada, Spain. Sierra Nevada, which means “snowy mountain range” in Spanish, is […]

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The Faroe Islands Travel Guide

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Faroe Islands Travel Guide In the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliff faces jut out from the sea, piercing into the sky like giant daggers. Sea stacks, craggy bird cliffs and black sandy beaches dot the coast, while steep snowcapped mountains stretch across the length of the islands. […]

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