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20 Hours in Reykjavík (and what to do on a long layover in Iceland)

Well, WOW Air did one thing right in my books recently... they planted me in Reykjavic, Iceland for a day long layover. Iceland. My #2 bucket list country (next in line to Japan) and I had 20 hours to taste test the capital of the world famous island. Ready, set, GO! We landed at 10 PM. My next flight wouldn't be until 6 PM the next day. Airport shops were closing [...]

100 Hours in Scotland

Country: Scotland Number: 35 Date: March 2018 Length of Stay:  100 Hours Time it Took to Arrive Here: 28 LONG years I've been dreaming of visiting Scotland, seemingly, forever.  I saw the Scottish countrysides in movies and television shows and envisioned myself amongst it all.  The lush green scenery grabbed my attention and had me daydreaming of the day I'd see it with my own eyes.  I pictured myself running through the [...]

By |2018-08-07T20:15:51+00:00April 25th, 2018|Destinations, From ___ with love, Solo Travel|2 Comments

"My First Visit to LONDON" by HMD

London is a world famous city, and raved about in travel community for all it's offerings, sights and history.  It often shocked people that I hadn't made my way to "THE City" after so long on the road and quite a few trips to Europe, which is just a short flight away.  I put it off for various reasons, all the while knowing I'd make my way there someday and would [...]

“I quit my dream job to pursue the Nordic lifestyle” by Loppy Walton

I had spent years training for my job, and finally my dream was a reality. I was working professionally as a goldsmith in my hometown of Birmingham in the UK. The hours were long and the work was tedious but the results were worth it, I could make perfect tiny replicas of tree frogs and butterflies carved out of sterling silver and my work was also my creative output. I was [...]

Exploring the Scottish Highlands with Timberbush Tour Company

Watch this article in motion: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmvdN9dFd3o&w=560&h=315] Perhaps my favorite day spent in Scotland (no...DEFINITELY my favorite day) was the day we spent touring the West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles with Timberbush Tour Company.  If you want to really see the beauty in any country you're visiting, I believe, you've got to make your way to the countryside- you can't just stay in the city- so that's what we did. [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:19:05+00:00March 24th, 2018|Destinations, From ___ with love, Reviews|1 Comment

Guesthouse Living in Edinburgh

Guesthouses are little gems in the tourism world. They make you feel at home, even if you're a million miles away.  They're cozy and give you a localised experience, which is exactly what I wanted for a few days in Edinburgh.  I had plans to check in to a hotel to wrap my trip up, but for the first couple days while being introduced to the city, this was the way [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:27:20+00:00March 14th, 2018|Destinations, Reviews|1 Comment

"How traveling redefined my priorities and outlook on life" by Hayley Jones

I can never remember a time growing up when I had a clear focus of what I wanted to do with my life.  My brother and I were very different in that way!  He was exceptionally focused and knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an entrepreneur.  Now at the young age of 24 he is the Co-owner of his very own company. I, on the other [...]

What it’s like to Date Around the World

It always cracks me up how eager people are to hear about my dating life, especially since I started traveling internationally.  I've played coy and kept the juicy stories for "Girls Night" with close friends, but with so many of you asking, let me share a little bit with you- you know, woman to reader. So, you ask, what's it like to date abroad?   One word.... FUN. Dating in general [...]

I've been to 33 Countries in the last 2.5 years, here are my favorites (so far)..

Outside of the question "Aren't you scared traveling all alone?!"  (No, but I was at first.  You toughen up pretty quick out there in the world!)  The next most frequent question I'm asked is: "What's your favorite country?  You must have one, right?!" I feel like I disappoint people, more often than not, when I respond with "I can NOT pick just one!  That's impossible."   I've never been one to [...]

By |2017-08-20T13:50:59+00:00August 20th, 2017|Destinations, Expat Living, Solo Female Travel|13 Comments

Lost and Found at Sea- My Experience with Viking Ocean Cruises

Sorry for the overused, hashtag-ery title but it's more than fitting for this post and, try as I may, there's no better way to describe the theme of these past two weeks.  I embarked on a true journey when I got on board the Viking Star and not just one about travel.  It turned out to be two very pivotal weeks in my life that were shared with people that will [...]