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Published : Aug, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Health & safety | Accom (any)
Maelifell Volcano | Thingvellir National Park | Game of Thrones Tour | Blue Lagoon | Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon | Waterfalls | Mývatn Nature Baths | Northern Lights | Reykjavik
Iceland is a magical place. It’s the land of sheep, northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try saying “Eyjafjallajökull”), rugged landscapes, waterfalls, mountains, and natural hot springs. Its stunning, scenic landscape feels out of this world.

Iceland quickly became one of my favorite countries after my first visit. It’s such a beautiful island filled with warm, welcoming people and sweeping vistas you won’t find anywhere else in the world. I have relished every subsequent visit to the country.

However, Iceland is expensive.

Traveling here on a budget is difficult as Iceland is definitely not a cheap country (and the growing influx of tourists is only increasing prices further).

Fortunately, it is possible to see a lot without going broke if you plan ahead. You won’t be living large if you’re here to backpack, but Iceland is worth the expense.

This travel guide to Iceland can help you plan your trip and see the sights without breaking the bank!

Published : May, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | City tours & passes | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Ice Caving in Iceland | snorkelling between 2 continental plates | snowmobiles | watefalls | glacier hike tour | Mýrdalsjökull glacier | Skaftafell National Park
Having been to every country in Europe, I can understand why people can get a little jaded with European travel, all the 49 countries can seem a little samey. A church here, a museum there. But then comes Iceland. Iceland, in my opinion, is the best country to travel through in all of Europe, with Malta probably coming second. Northern lights, snorkelling between two continental plates, waterfalls, snow-mobiles and one of my favourite activities I’ve ever done, ice caving in Iceland...

For me though the real highlight is getting to the ice caves. Once you enter the cave though – WOW. The most brilliant electric blue colours come shooting out from huge solid ice walls, the sun shines in through the mouth of the cave illuminating the entire place with colours you thought you could only see through an Instagram filter. It’s truly one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen. Again, you don’t spend too long in the caves as there have been tragic occurrences of caves collapsing, so we probably got around fifteen minutes inside. And what a fifteen minutes it was.

After that, on our tour, it was a walk across a glacier back to the main road and my tour was over, checking your photos at night brings it all right back though. What a day. This is what you earn your money for. I hope you guys make it to Iceland, and if you have a choice, go in the Winter. Ice caves and Northern Lights will be two of your best travel experiences ever, you should add them to your travel bucket lists, I promise you that. Happy travels.

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Skogafoss | Gullfoss | Háifoss | Svartifoss | Seljalandsfoss | Dettifoss | Morsárjökull
There’s a lot to see in Iceland, from the glaciers and hot springs to jaw-dropping canyons and beautiful waterfalls. Iceland is a magical place, and treasures like these will add to your amazing experience in this breathtaking Nordic country. If you’re visiting The Land of Fire and Ice, don’t miss these seven waterfalls in Iceland!

Published : Feb, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | <$100 day | >$250 day | Local transport | City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Arnarstapi | Silfra Fissure | Campervan | Godafoss Waterfall | Tips | Blue Lagoon | Northern Lights
It’s no secret that Iceland is one of my favorite destinations. Home to incredible landscapes, a low crime rate, and an endless list of adventurous things to do, Iceland is perfect for seasoned, first-time, and solo travelers.

Whether it’s diving in the Silfra Fissure, climbing glaciers, or road-tripping around the Ring Road in Iceland, there’s always something new and exciting to discover! But, before you book your tickets and pack your bags, there are a few important things you need to know.

Here are my 10 tips for your first trip to Iceland!

Published : Feb, 2023

Sites & attractions | City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Pack more than 1 swimsuit | Enjoy the swim-up bars in moderation | shower – naked . | locker room etiquette | Forest Lagoon | Bring your own towel | Book ahead at organized hot springs | fire from 130
Iceland is know as the Land of Fire and Ice – the ice coming from glaciers, and the fire from the 130+ volcanoes (some of them still active!) all around the small country.

These volcanoes and glaciers have shaped Iceland over the millennia into the otherworldly landscapes it's known for today. From spiky lava fields to black beaches to waterfalls that trickle down from glaciers to tumble over cliffs, fire and ice have left their marks on Iceland...

Published : Nov, 2022

How to get there | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary | City tours & passes | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Pingvellir National Park | Ring Road Circle trip | Hollywood sights of Iceland | Lagoons | beaches | Geysers | Geological Wonders | Glaciers | volcanoes | Waterfalls
This 10-Day Iceland Roadtrip itinerary can give you the most EPIC trip of your life.

Hitting headlines, attracting adventure seekers, and wooing nature lovers and photographers alike– Iceland has become a top bucket list destination for millions of travellers around the globe of all age groups and ethnicities. In this complete Iceland Travel Guide, read about my Epic 10-day Iceland Roadtrip through spectacular landscapes of stunning waterfalls to otherworldly volcanic landscapes, from bubbling mud pots to curious lava towers, from sparkling beaches to geothermal Lagoons...

Published : Aug, 2022

Food (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Maritime Museum | Plokkfiskur -fish stew | Viktor Orn Andresson | Fermented shark & Brennivin | Bjargarsteinn | Kirkjufell mountain | Vidvik Restaurant | Djúpalónssandur fishing beach | Pönnukökur -pancakes | Hotel Budir
Food in Iceland is great and… different. In this travel foodie vlog I’ll introduce you to the best Icelandic dishes and what to eat in Iceland!

Very selflessly devoted this week to exploring iceland and trying all the local food so that i could talk to you about them...

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.