Gullfoss, Iceland

Powerful and massive, Gullfoss roars as the waters crash down on the canyons rocks in the heart of the Golden Circle.  The impressive volume of flowing water creates mist and momentum forcing a cold, windy vacuum that blows down the valley chilling me to the bone as we hike along the top of the valley. …

Seljavellir – Iceland’s Secret Thermal Springs

Icelanders love their natural hot springs and have been bathing out in the thermal springs for hundreds of years.  Taking advantage of the year long warm waters the Icelanders socialize out in the warm pools as a national pastime.  Many great places to enjoy the springs are all over the island. The Blue Lagoon is a…

Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Iceland

Stunning geen cliffs pull apart from each other as a steel stream runs through dreamlike canyons of Fjadrargljufur.  Hiking around the top of the canyon offers picture perfect views of moss covered cliffs and flowing streams. Take an hour or two to explore the beautiful valley and take lots and lots of pictures. You can…

Kerid Volcanic Crater, Iceland

The beautiful kaleidoscopic ring around the crater of Kerid has to be Iceland’s Most iconic Golden Circle Jem.  This memorizing sight leave visitors gazing mouth-open in silence.  Imagine the powerful explosion that created the enormous volcanic crater that is Kerid.   Walk the craters rim and notice the scale of the eruption to produce such a…

Reynisfjara Beach – Vik, Iceland

On Iceland’s south coast, about two and a half hours south east of Reykjavik by car, you will find the world famous black sand beaches of Reynisfjara near the town of Vik.  Nearby sights are the famous black beaches, columnar basalt formations and the frozen troll towers jutting from the sea providing a dramatic backdrop…

Icelandic Cuisine – Highlights and History

Iceland is surrounded by bountiful fishing grounds that the natives take full advantage of.  Staple foods include all types of fish, shellfish, and even whale meat! The Icelandic people have survived off of fishing for centuries and know how to cook a mean fish n chips.  Lamb is another typical centerpiece in Icelandic cookery.  They…

Skaftafell, Glacier Iceland

Skaftafell is the islands largest glacier and sits over the middle of the south coast to the north Hof and all the way up and over to drip down toward the top of Hofn. It’s breathtaking and refreshing and unparalleled in its magnitude. If you visit Iceland you must climb Skaftafell! In Mid September we…

Iceland’s Stunning South Coast

Geysers erupt, exploded volcanoes produce kaleidoscope of a crater lakes and magmic wastelands. Glaciers grind across the center of the island flowing down to the Atlantic sea. Tectonic plates pull apart making riffs across large swaths of an ancient meeting point for the islands democratic justice   Mountains and volcanoes strut out of the distance producing amazing waterfalls that flow into river and streams down through the valleys, over the grasslands and between ancient lava wastelands. Icebergs float in lagoons made from glacial melts and ice washes up on jet black beaches in purely clear diamond like chunks.  An enormous amount of the islands sights can be seen between Reykjavik and Hofn

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Just off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, the ‘Island of Women’ is a tranquil, tropical paradise with a serene, shallow swath of ankle deep, crystal clear water as far as you want to walk and as far as the eye can see on the western side. Strolling through the tiny town takes you through restaurants,…

Cancun, Mexico – How To Save

I have been visiting Cancun for 20 years and stayed almost everywhere from south in Tulum and Playa de Carmen, all the way up to the Hotel Zone, and out to Isla Mujeres.  I have even explored the downtown area enough to show you all of the tricks to hacking Cancun,  Here are a few…