Iceland’s South Coast in Winter

You’ve probably seen photos of the black sand beaches, the gorgeous waterfalls, the lush landscape. These are the photos of the summer landscape in Iceland that stop people in their tracks and get them thinking about tourism in Iceland. But, let’s shake things up–have you ever thought about visiting Iceland in winter? Maybe you don’t […]

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Iceland Golden Circle Tour with Gateway to Iceland

I had been wanting to visit Iceland for a LONG TIME, and I was lucky to be able to visit this winter. Usually, I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t do much planning in the way of tourism—maybe I’ll know of the major sights to see from pop culture, but other than that, I like […]

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Is Iceland’s Blue Lagoon the BEST of the best?

This past February, I took a long weekend and traveled to Iceland. When people think of Iceland, they first think: ice, cold, tundra (news flash: it’s not the arctic)—and then in my case, “why the hell are you going to Iceland in winter?!” Once they get over all of that, they probably think: that pretty […]

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How I saw Tokyo in roughly 2 days

Whenever I travel, I often come across people who are in the country I’m visiting for weeks! They’re usually from Europe where the paid vacation time seems to be plenty. I’m someone who works a “9-5:30” in the U.S., has 15 days of paid vacation every year (and 5 sick days cough, cough) and who […]

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