Why I Couldn’t Have Started My New Year Better Than This: NYE In Reykjavik

Habitually, I enjoy imitating a small hibernating bear throughout the festive season. I’ll book those few days linking Christmas with New Years off on annual leave, create a nest for myself on the sofa, unashamedly veg-out in the same set of PJ’s, chow down triple the recommended dose of camembert and steadily sup away through […]

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The Best Travel Moments of 2017: 14 Countries In Twelve Months

Let’s swiftly skip over lamenting just how quickly this last year has passed. It was April just last week, I swear. Perhaps 2017 can go as evidence that there’s still truth in the old saying; time passes at a ridiculous rate if you’re having fun. This was the year you might argue my desire to wander tipped over into an obsession; and somehow I […]

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Being a Bride in Iceland: Our Destination Wedding

It feels surreal to have my wedding dress hung up in our wardrobe. It’s actually tattered beyond understanding and still has remnants of Icelandic volcanic beach, grass, mud and flecks of what I (sort of) hope is my own blood clinging to the hem of a formerly spotless frock. It was only a short few […]

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A Year In Travel: Where In The World Was I In 2016?

2016, you’ve been strange; economically, politically, professionally and personally! Anyone else exhausted?! Although it’s been a slow-motion car crash in some ways, I can’t deny that for me, this year has brought with it it’s fair share of incredible moments. So as we sped head-first into 2017 with a shaky sign of relief, a whole […]

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Why You Absolutely Can’t Miss The Golden Circle Tour in Iceland

Regular readers will know that Iceland and I have been having a not-so-secret love affair over the past three years. After my first trip was back in 2014, I was totally hooked and I’ve been making my annual pilgrimage to the land of fire and ice ever since. Hence why I feel like a bit […]

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The Blue Lagoon and beyond: Iceland’s geothermal pools.

If you were to ask me what my favourite thing about Iceland was, wallowing in a Geothermal pool would certainly pip my top three. These naturally heated pools are said have health benefits and are a great social activity; a core part of Icelandic culture, and honestly, have you even ‘done‘ Iceland if you didn’t at least tick off […]

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17 Awesome Things to do in Reykjavik on a Budget

Visit Reykjavik’s Sun Voyager Price: Free! The unmistakeable sculpture on Reykjavik’s northern coast is a nod to the country’s Viking history. Constructed in 1990, to celebrate the city’s 200th anniversary, this incredible modern art piece jars spectacularly against the backdrop of mount Esja across the harbour and is a great place to meet and relax whilst […]

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Iceland Road Trip: Self-driving the Snæfellsnes peninsula

I’ll try not to make this blog post sound like a love letter to Iceland, but in all honesty, I left my heart here on my first trip out here in 2014 and uh, I’ve been desperately lovesick ever since. Sometimes you see too much of something and you become immune to it. But Iceland? This […]

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Travel Fail! What happens when Airbnb goes wrong?

The moment is here! I’d been planning these seven days for months on end; booked the flights as soon as they were released, scored an awesome Airbnb deal by reserving my dates months in advance, firmed up a kick-ass ‘Best of Iceland’ itinerary with whale watching, Geothermal Spas and self-drive tours… Hell, there’s no such […]

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Our Wedding Abroad; How to stop panicking, and prep properly for those ‘I Do’s’

So, who’s been dreaming of their perfect wedding since they could walk? Throwing a white bed sheet over your head in a mock-veil, stealing your mothers’ white heels and lipstick, flashing that gummy Haribo ring you’ve jammed on your left hand and pronouncing the hallway your ‘aisle’ as you totter and trip towards your imaginary ‘Prince […]

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8 Reasons Why I’ll Always Return To Iceland

When you’re gripped with the insatiable urge to see the whole world, it’s incredibly rare to want to be revisiting a place you’ve already been to. Don’t get me wrong, everywhere I’ve been I’ve been utterly enthralled by; just simply being somewhere new and different causes the heart to do somersaults. But some places just […]

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Around Europe in 13 dishes. A foodie’s guide to European cities.

Why do you travel? We all have been bitten by the travel bug for one reason or another; some travel for fear of missing out, others’ like to board that plane to find themselves, many of us are doing it out of sheer curiosity, some of us enjoy ticking off the big bucket list sights, […]

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Iceland; Land of Fire, Ice… and Hotdogs!

  ‘I want to book to go to Reykjavik, in the first week of February’ I repeated to the on-phone travel agent. He sounded unsure; ‘Oh, erm, okay where’s that?’  ‘Iceland‘ I said. ‘And… erm, what country is that in?’  ‘Erm, That is the country, it’s Iceland!’ ‘Oh, really, um, let me check… hold the […]

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A 12 Hour Epic Journey through South Iceland: Waterfalls, Beaches and Glaciers.

Iceland hasn’t previously been the most obvious travel destination (Iceland? land of ice you say? It’s pretty cold and grim, no?), however in recent years, and this year in particular, it’s popularity has exploded; ‘tourism is now the largest revenue-generating sector in Iceland’ (Reykjavik Grapevine). This is probably something to do with people discovering that Iceland isn’t […]

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