In late June/early July 2018, my husband and I went on a two-week road trip in Iceland, covering the Golden Circle, highlands, South Coast and the glacier lagoon. While we could've driven around the entire country on the Ring Road in two weeks, we opted to do less driving and spend a minimum of two . . .
I spent two weeks in Iceland at the end of June and beginning of July, visiting areas like the Golden Circle, Kerlingarfjöll, Landmannalaugar, Háifoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Vik, Westmann Islands and Jökulsárlón. The diversity of scenery was incredible and I look forward to making a return . . .
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with National Geographic (and I still am), and I would wait anxiously for my new issue to arrive each month. As I flipped through the glossy magazine, I was forming my future travel list: Isle of Skye, Scotland (check), Bhutan (check), Ireland (check) and Iceland. I . . .
If you've looked seen any Instagram photos from Iceland, you've probably come across the ruins of an abandoned plane on black sand. The plane belonged to the United States Navy and when it crashed on the black sand beach in 1973, the crew was able to get out and they survived. Turns out the pilot . . .
Edinburgh, the second largest city in Scotland, is my favorite city in the world. The combination of scenic hikes, cobblestone streets, gothic churches, Greek Revival architecture, gardens, fascinating museums and variety of cuisine make it a destination that anyone can enjoy. While I recommend . . .
On my recent trip to London and Scotland, I spent half a day roaming around Borough Market, stuffing my face full of delicious food. Borough Market, located in Southwark, is a gourmet food market, consisting of over 70 vendors, ranging from cured meats to gourmet cakes. While it's not a hidden gem, . . .
Back in mid-May, my husband and I joined Staffa Tours for their Treshnish Isles and Staffa tour, departing from Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull. We spent the morning wandering around the neighboring Isle of Iona (which I'll cover in a future post) and boarded our boat bound for the Isle of Lunga (aka . . .
I've been fortunate to stay at a number of luxury hotels and resorts over the years but none of them have been quite so special as 51 Buckingham Gate in the Westminster area of London. Just a short walk from Buckingham Palace, 51 Buckingham Gate is a 5-star all-suite hotel owned by Taj Hotels. The . . .