Western Europe

Taking a Tour Halfway Around Iceland’s Golden Circle

Selfie at Gullfoss Falls

Some activities in Iceland seem to be on everyone’s bucket list, such as relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, glimpsing the northern lights and taking a tour around Iceland’s Golden Circle. The Blue Lagoon is gorgeous but slightly overrated. The northern lights are elusive and some have been to Iceland more than once and yet still never seen them. The Golden …

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The 3 Best Towns to Stay in the Algarve for Your Next Vacation

Already planning your next holiday? Forget France and Spain. If you want sun, sand and pristine water, it doesn’t get much better than Portugal’s southern coast. But if you’ve never been before, how do you choose where to stay in the Algarve when there’s such a superb choice of stunning locations in this part of the world? Stay in the …

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Spelunking and Snowmobiles on Langjokull Glacier

Snowmobiles on Langjokull Glacier

Iceland is the most beautiful country I’ve been to. Whether exploring the numerous waterfalls, marveling at the northern lights or riding the snowmobiles on Langjokull Glacier, there are plenty of activities on which to take in the stunning scenery. Tours with Mountaineers of Iceland Mountaineers of Iceland have been delivering snowmobile tours on Langjokull Glacier since 1996 and operate year-round. …

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15 Delicious Dishes and Restaurants in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Selfie with Ice Cream in Rotterdam

I’m half-Dutch and I was raised on several Dutch dishes made by my grandparents. Thus, I made it a point to find the best restaurants in Rotterdam when I visited. Hutspot The first dish to make the list is hutspot, my childhood favorite. It’s a simple dish made with potatoes, carrots and onions, and optional meat on the side. The …

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My Crazy Adventure House Sitting in Appleby, England

Selfie House Sitting in Appleby

I’ve just spent the past two weeks house sitting in Appleby, England. Between two wonderful purebred Spanish Water Dogs, snowstorms and getting locked out of the van, it was quite an adventure. My First Impression of Hilton Before I went to Appleby, I told a few people about my upcoming housesit. Many were shocked and for good reason. Appleby had …

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