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The Blue Lagoon – My Least Favorite Thing in Iceland

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

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Ice, Ice Baby – Ice Caves, Icebergs and Glacier Hiking 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

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Driving in Iceland, Scenic Views and Riding Icelandic Horses in Vik

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

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Driving the Golden Circle in Iceland and What to See

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

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Things to do and eat in Reykavik, Iceland

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

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Estancia La Bamba – Gaucho Experience

Our last stop in Argentina was San Antonio de Areco, which is about a 90 minute drive west of Buenos Aires. It’s in an area of Argentina called “La Pampas” and it’s large plains and ranches are perfect for raising cattle for all those great steaks.  We booked a two night stay at a historic… Continue reading Estancia La Bamba – Gaucho Experience

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Wine Tasting in Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza is located at the Western edge of Argentina on the border with Chile and is at the foot of the Andes mountains.  It’s also a very dry, desert-like climate so it’s very different from the humid jungle that we just came from.  This is also Argentina’s main wine producing area and it’s best known… Continue reading Wine Tasting in Mendoza, Argentina