The ULTIMATE One Week New Zealand Itinerary, Part 1: North Island Highlights

One week is barely enough to scratch the surface of what New Zealand has to offer, but if this is your one and only dream trip and you want to hit as many of the major highlights as you can, then this is the itinerary for you! That said, this itinerary is not for travel amateurs, … Continue reading The ULTIMATE One Week New Zealand Itinerary, Part 1: North Island Highlights

Chiang Mai: A Day at Elephant Nature Park

You're going to Thailand? Are you going to ride an elephant? This is one of the most common questions asked when people hear you are visiting Thailand. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that this question raises serious ethical concerns about the treatment of elephants. Before you answer the question of whether or not you … Continue reading Chiang Mai: A Day at Elephant Nature Park

Do’s and Don’ts of Camping in Iceland

https://youtu.be/YSbetIzqD_A What would a camping how-to post be without a time lapse video? The setup is actually as easy as it seems. This post will give you the tips and tricks you need to have an amazing camping trip in Iceland. Camping is a fantastic way to visit Iceland. What better location to stay in … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Camping in Iceland

Life in Songdo: Spring Flowers and the World Pokemon Festival!

Spring is a fabulous time in Songdo. Flowers begin to bloom, and festivals are in full swing. I've also been inspired to bring the beauty of nature inside by creating a garden patio on the balcony. And my new bike has been perfect for zipping around to the many parks in Songdo to view the … Continue reading Life in Songdo: Spring Flowers and the World Pokemon Festival!

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road in One Week, Part 3: Hverir Geothermal area, Krafla volcano, Akureryi, and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Welcome to part 3 of my series exploring Iceland's Ring Road. Driving Iceland's Ring Road in one week can be done, but expect long days (and nights, thanks to the midnight sun) and very little sleep. I recommend 10 days for the ideal trip around Iceland's Ring Road, but if you can only manage seven, … Continue reading Driving Iceland’s Ring Road in One Week, Part 3: Hverir Geothermal area, Krafla volcano, Akureryi, and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road in One Week, Part 2: Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, the East Coast Puffin Cliffs, and Lake Mývatn.

Today you will experience some of the spectacular ice that the land of fire and ice, as Iceland is affectionately known, has to offer. Explore glaciers, view stunning black sand beaches dotted with glittering chunks of ice, and get up close and personal with the amazing Atlantic Puffin.