5 Incredible Road Trips to Take

I initially veered away from road trips, if only because of what a budget traveler I was during my early days. As time has passed, however, they’ve become one of my favorite ways to travel (although, unfortunately for me, not any cheaper). I’ve taken dozens of road trips over the past few years, in some of the world’s most amazing destinations. Check out these recommendations for the world’s best road trip hotels, then read my suggestions below. …

Incredible Experiences you need to have in Iceland

With winter just around the corner, many of those with a serious case of wanderlust are planning wintery, perfect getaways. One of the best places to go for a true taste of the frosty season is Iceland, a country known for having idyllic winters complete with the stereotypical backdrop of snow, scenery and great sights. If you’re off to Iceland this year, here are some …

Helpful Photography Tips for Iceland

1Dad1Kid.com Iceland is one of the most photogenic countries in the world. It’s definitely a photographer’s dream, and it’s a great place to visually capture almost any time of the year. Here are some brief photography tips to help you get the best images and to perhaps also improve your shutterbug skills. Equipment While current cell phones often have tremendous photo quality, if you want even better images, then you’ll want to get a standalone camera. I think it’s fair to say …

Unusual Things to do in Iceland

1Dad1Kid.com This island nation is fairly small, but there are a ton of fun things to do in Iceland. There are plenty of articles showing the less offbeat activities in the Land of Fire and Ice, so I wanted to highlight some of the more unusual and quirky activities and sights to add a unique spin to your visit. Unique Museums Iceland has a nice representation of museums, and some of them are definitely more. . . unique. Let’s begin with Strandagaldur, the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. Located in …

PHOTO: Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik, Iceland

Click on title to view photo in large format: Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik is the sixth tallest and most impressive man-made structure in Iceland. The 244-foot tall tower took more than 40 years to complete and the design reflects the geologic formations that result when basalt lava cools slowly. Since it is visible from almost anywhere within the capital city, I used it as a landmark. My rental apartment was just down the street from the church, thus I could always find my way home without the aid… (Visited 7 times, 7 visits today) The post…

PHOTO: Bronze Man Gazes Across The Pond in Reykjavik, Iceland

Click on title to view photo in large format: The Pond in Reykjavik (Tjörnin to Icelanders) is a shallow lagoon that provides a lovely view toward the city. It is also a perfect setting for numerous sculptures that line its shores, like this bronze man on a bench. The development of Reykjavik began on the land …

PHOTO: Sun Voyager Sculpture in Reykjavik, Iceland

Click on title to view photo in large format: Located on the seafront in Reykjavik, Iceland, The Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason is an ode to the sun and undiscovered territory. It was created by the artist to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Reykjavik and unveiled on the city’s birthday in 1990. The aluminum ship seems to float on air as it reaches out to the sea. Many observers…

Where to Celebrate Passover Seder Around the Globe

Manang / Chabad of Nepal / Chabad.org Holidays tend to feel a little less holiday-like when you’re on the road and far from home. But those traveling this weekend at the start of Passover — which begins on Friday, April 22 — can celebrate at one of the thousands of seders hosted by Chabad.org, which brings Jewish traditions to people around the world. The events extend as far as Kinshasa in the Congo to Koh Samui, Thailand. The world’s northernmost seder will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland; and …

Highlights Of Northern Iceland – Globetrotter Girls

After driving the Golden Circle with its geysers and stunning waterfalls, traversing southern Iceland with its glaciers and black sand beaches, and marveling at the Eastern fjords, I wasn’t sure if the north of Iceland could top what we’d seen so far. But of course it could – this was Iceland after all, where you have scenic vistas everywhere you look. Ultimately…

4 Tips for an Iceland Road Trip in Winter

Reykjavik/iStock We recently told you about how to take an Iceland road trip in any season, but now we’d like you to consider taking one in winter. It may seem like the wrong time for road trip in Iceland, but it’s arguably one of the best times experience Iceland’s stunning waterfalls, glaciers, and beaches. It’s also the best time of year to find great deals on rental cars and lodging. To top it all off, winter is the ideal season to view…

10 Tips for Driving in Iceland

Ring Road/Flickr/kismihok The idea of driving in Iceland can be a bit overwhelming for some travelers. Iceland’s very name conjures images of roads covered in ice and snow, and the country’s reputation for otherworldly landscapes might make drivers wary of navigating. But driving in this country is actually very easy and — with some precautions — quite safe. It’s also the…

Hverir Geothermal Area in North Iceland

If you want to feel the heat of Iceland, go to Hverir, a large geothermal field of bubbling mud pools, hissing fumaroles and sticky red soil. Once here, you’ll soon realise why Iceland is named the Land of Fire and Ice. It’s also the closest you’ll ever get to Mars on Earth. This isn’t the first time I’ve said…

Terror and Piety in Iceland

Reykjavík’s Hallgrímskirkja is officially the sixth-tallest structure in Iceland, but the way it towers over everything else in the Icelandic capital, it might as well be the tallest building in the world. Although built in a style that makes it seem like a Norse-Pagan worship hall, it is in fact a monument to Lutheranism, whose adherents were never as cool as the Vikings, even in their heyday. It …

A Winter Road Trip Around Iceland