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Ostia Antica: The Perfect Day Trip from Rome

Just 30 kilometers away from Rome is Ostia Antica, one of the most well-preserved ancient cities in Italy and a perfect day trip from Rome. NOTE: This article is a guest post by Alexandrina Nickolova. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive a…

Troll Expeditions Iceland glacier hike

On our three-week road trip around Iceland, my husband Albert wanted very much to walk on a glacier. I ended up booking him a five-hour Iceland glacier hike with Troll Expeditions, leaving from Skaftafell. I decided not to go myself. Why? When the description mentioned crampons and icepicks, I decided it wasn’t a good idea…

3-week Iceland itinerary: the best Iceland road trip!

Three weeks is about the perfect length of time for an Iceland road trip. That’s what my husband and I discovered this past summer. We had three weeks free and drove right around the country to see pretty much all the highlights. What follows here is a three-week Iceland itinerary. It’s a bit different from…

North Beach neighborhood guide: A local’s favorite things to do

North Beach in a sentence: strange history, charm and some of the best Italian food in San Francisco. The following article is a guest post by Kara Harms of Whimsy Soul. Disclosure: This North Beach neighborhood guide contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small…

Unique gifts for travelers: a short-but-sweet gift guide

I know I’m not the only one who misses travel. Lots of us do. And we’re still planning, at least hypothetically, our future travel. If you are looking for unique gifts for travelers in your life, look no further. This short-but-sweet list contains items I have or would like to have. Most of them are…

Iceland waterfalls that are easy to reach from the ring road

In the summer, when we did our three-week road trip around Iceland, we saw waterfalls every single day. Some were small rivulets snaking down a hill; others were long, narrow streams plummeting off a rock cliff. These are not what this article is about. Certain waterfalls in Iceland are so beautiful they have become destinations…

Best hot springs in Iceland and how to choose

I just love soaking in a hot tub. To me, the feeling of relaxation that a hot tub creates epitomizes the vacation feeling. At least, it does if the hot tub in question is somewhere other than my own bathroom: somewhere with palm trees, perhaps, or with a pretty view of any sort. When I…

Icelandic turf houses: Laufas, Glaumbaer and others

Iceland is a place to see natural wonders: mountains, glaciers, craters, and coastlines. With my love of historical sites, though, there were a few human-built things that I also wanted to see. In particular, I was curious about what Icelandic turf houses look like inside. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. That means that if…

Husavik whale watching with North Sailing

It was terrible weather the whole day my husband and I were in Húsavik, but this was the part of our Iceland trip I’d been looking forward to the most: whale-watching. Husavik is a small town on the north coast of Iceland that depends on fishing and, more recently, tourism, particularly whale-watching. It has a…

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