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Utah – Dead Horse Point State Park

Utah – Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park has one spectacular view of a U-shaped bend in the Colorado River, surrounded by red canyon walls. Beyond this viewpoint, I believe the main attractions are pet-friendly trails and mountain biking. In National Parks, mountain biking is generally not allowed, […]

Utah – Delicate Arch at Sunrise

Utah – Delicate Arch at Sunrise

 Delicate Arch is a stunning piece of art in its own right. Delicate Arch at sunrise will actually knock your socks off. Yes, it’s still dark when you wake up. Yes, the trailhead is deep into Arches National Park. And yes, it’s a mile or […]

Santa Barbara – Buggie Rental

Santa Barbara – Buggie Rental

Gimme a toot toot, gimme a beep beep! I have seen these little motorized buggies going up and down State Street for a couple months and could not resist them any longer. On a sunny Sunday in June, I convinced boyfriend to do an hour […]

Iceland – Lagooning in Winter

Iceland – Lagooning in Winter

The Secret Lagoon is a steamy alternative to the Blue Lagoon. Below I describe our stormy encounters with each place, but wish we could have visited even more locations. If we didn’t have to change our plan due to an approaching storm, you can bet […]

Iceland – Budget Travel, But Like How?

Iceland – Budget Travel, But Like How?

It’s true, Iceland is not exactly an inexpensive place to vacation/holiday, but Iceland budget travel is not impossible! (Did you follow all those double negatives? lol!) Perhaps it’s comparable to the California prices I encounter day to day. BUT with a little planning, you can […]

Iceland – Aurora Huntress

Iceland – Aurora Huntress

I am no expert. I am no scientist. But I do know how to use the internet to research. And I made it a personal mission to see the elusive Aurora Borealis. Part of my determination originated from being unable to see the Northern Lights […]

Iceland – Vegan Eats!

Iceland – Vegan Eats!

With a little planning, eating a vegan in Iceland is surprisingly simple, even in winter. One of my biggest priorities when visiting Iceland was to see the northern lights. With that in mind, I chose our accommodations a bit far out of the way from […]

Iceland – Winter Driving

Iceland – Winter Driving

This post is for those of you who are worried about going to Iceland during the winter due to driving conditions. Now winter in Iceland is not a joking matter, but visiting Iceland during winter is absolutely magical and driving should not scare you. At […]

Iceland – Geysir, is it worth it?

Iceland – Geysir, is it worth it?

This should be a short, but explosive post about visiting Geysir (you see what I did there?). I am solely focusing on Geysir, so if you are planning a visit and you are not going on a tour, you may be asking yourself: Is it […]

Iceland – To do in Akureyri

Iceland – To do in Akureyri

Akureyri is the second biggest city in Iceland and located in the center of the northern coastline. I am here to make the case for visiting Akureyri in winter and what you can do there. The biggest reason for visiting is that you are driving away from […]