Iceland

Iceland Guide: Where to stay in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the northern-most capital city in the world, is an adorable and charming place to make your home base on your trip to Iceland. Reykjavik downtown is about 45 minutes from the international airport (KEF) and about a 2-3 hour drive from many of the natural wonders, like geysers, waterfalls and hot springs. Reykavik is a relatively small town...
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Iceland

Iceland Guide: Seeing the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a magical natural phenomenon that cause the sky to light up with beautiful colors under the right conditions. I had the good fortune of seeing the Northern Lights on three nights in early March outside of Reykjavik, Iceland. The difficulty with writing a guide about seeing the Northern Lights...
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Croatia

Planning to go to Croatia? 8 Things You Need to Know

Here are 10 things everyone should know about traveling in Croatia.: 1. Most beaches are pebble – bring water shoes For a summer time, Mediterranean vacation I expected to spend some time sitting on the beach, playing in the waves and swimming. What I didn’t expect was for these activities to be impossible to do without wearing water shoes/socks...
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Croatia

Croatia Guide: Ferries

Unlike most of Europe there is not a train system to travel in Croatia. One of the best ways to get between the coastal towns is by ferry. However the ferry systems can be a bit difficult to navigate. There are multiple ferry operators and none have very clear websites. We traveled from Dubrovnik to Split via the Krilo...
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Croatia

Croatia Guide: Zadar

Vibe – Chilled out, Local, Easy Zadar (pronounced Zad-er) was the last stop on our trip and something we added to the itinerary as a bit of an afterthought since it was a short drive after visiting the Plitvice Lakes. In retrospect, I’m very glad we found it and highly recommend Zadar. It is a smaller city which is...
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Croatia

Croatia Guide: Disappointment at Plitvice Lakes

I’ll start out by putting all my cards on the table and say I didn’t really like Plitvice Lakes. Part of the problem was my expectations. Before visiting the lakes I spent months on Pinterest and Instagram looking at photos of Croatia and some of the most beautiful pics were of the Plitvice Lakes. While the lakes are still...
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Croatia

Croatia Guide: Split

Vibe – Young, Trendy, Party Town After spending a few days in Dubrovnik I finally felt like I could breathe in Split. Split is still a large and crowded city but it does not feel overrun with tourists the way Dubrovnik does. The restaurants and cafe’s in the old town offer a good mix of locals and visitors. Split...
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Croatia

Croatia Guide: Dubrovnik

Vibe – touristy, expensive (relatively), crowded, amazing sites. Dubrovnik is one of those cities that everyone should experience once in their life, but after a couple of days you will be ready to move on. Of all the cities in Croatia, Dubrovnik has drawn the biggest tourist crowds, largely due to the popularity of Game of Thrones. It is...
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Mumbai

Dining Out in Mumbai

Eating in India. This is a topic which I am sure has been written about for decades and from so many diverse view points and opinions. First there is such a wide range of prices: one can eat pani puri or pav bhaji for just a few rupees from a street vendor or you could walk a few feet...
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Scottsdale

Guide to a Perfect Girl’s Weekend: Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale is a great location for a weekend away with the girls. Think of a day at the spa, followed by happy hour at the pool, foodie-worthy dining in the evening followed by dancing the night away. Scottsdale has something for everyone. Getting there One of the reasons Scottsdale was a finalist for our girl’s getaway was because it...
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