(Disclaimer: I did NOT win $1,028 in Vegas – my sister did and she doesn’t share). I recently asked a travel blogger (who will remain anonymous) about how much they actually save for retirement and their long term financial goals during an “ask me anything” session on their Instagram. I find it interesting how so… Continue reading How do you decide which bloggers to follow and which ones are just hustlers?
Steve and I did a quick 3-day weekend to Mexico over the July 4th holiday. As usual, we spent it at our favorite hotel in the area, the Viceroy. We love this hotel because it’s about 30-40 minutes south of Cancun in a quiet area and the hotel is also adults only so it’s always… Continue reading Quick Weekend Getaway to Riviera Maya
On our last full day/night in Iceland, we headed back towards Reykavik to spend our final afternoon and evening by the famous (or perhaps infamous) Blue Lagoon. We stayed at the Silica Hotel which is right next door to the Blue Lagoon and is about a 5-8 minute walk from the main entrance. I give… Continue reading The Blue Lagoon – My Least Favorite Thing in Iceland
Hiking Skaftafell Glacier This was our Day #3 activity and was located along the Ring Road in southeastern Iceland, about 2.5 hours east of Vik. This was hands-down my favorite activity that we did during our trip. My sister thought it was a little too hard as it was about a 4 hour hike total… Continue reading Ice, Ice Baby – Ice Caves, Icebergs and Glacier Hiking in Iceland
After the Golden Circle, we headed south on the Ring Road (Highway 1) towards the coastal town of Vik. Along the way, you pass by a large glacier called Myrdalsjokull that you can see between the cliffs. The water run off from this glacier creates several impressive waterfalls along Route 1, including two very well… Continue reading Driving in Iceland, Scenic Views and Riding Icelandic Horses in Vik
Visit Thingvellir National Park and walk between two tectonic plates We took Highway 36 out of Reykavik and our first stop was Thingvellir National Park. This is a very large park and our short visit didn’t do justice to it as there are lots of hikes and picnic areas here. The park is also the… Continue reading Driving the Golden Circle in Iceland and What to See
We’re back from our 4 day (which ended up being 5 days thanks to our return flight being cancelled due to weather) trip to Iceland! We loved every minute of our visit to this fascinating country and we were blown away by the scenery and geology that we encountered. I have so many posts and… Continue reading Things to do and eat in Reykavik, Iceland