Exploring Iceland’s Ring Road: The Best 2-Week Itinerary!

As we were planning our two week trip to Iceland, we were completely overwhelmed. We couldn’t figure out which sites were just off the road and which required some hiking. And it wasn’t clear whether the roads were paved or gravel. So we marked a bunch of sites on our downloaded map and hoped for…

Complete Guide to Iceland’s Golden Circle

Depending on the amount of time that you have to spend in Iceland, there are two popular routes that allow you to see the highlights of the island. The “Ring Road” route would ideally take 10-14 days and would take you around the circumference of the island. And the “Golden Circle” route ideally takes a…

Highlights of Southern Iceland: The 19 Best Places to Visit!

Iceland has done a fantastic job of positioning itself as an ideal layover destination for flights between the US and Europe. So many travelers spend just a few days on the island. And while we would highly recommend spending a few weeks in Iceland to see all of the amazing sites, the most impressive highlights…

Complete Guide to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located about 13 miles from the international airport and about 30 miles from the city of Reykjavik. You’ve undoubtedly seen photos of the milky blue water that is supplied by the nearby Svartsengi Geothermal Power Station. The high silica content is what gives the water its blue color…

Don’t Miss these 11 Highlights of Latvia

Latvia is a gorgeous country with an intriguing history. They originally declared independence in 1918, only to be occupied by the Russians, then the Germans, and then the Russians again. After living under Soviet rule for decades, the Eastern Baltic countries had enough. On August 23, 1989 approximately two million people joined hands to form…

Riga, Latvia: 18 Amazing Things to See and Do in the City

Latvia is a small country located on the eastern side of the Baltic Sea. What it lacks in size, it makes up with a fascinating history. Over the past century Latvia has been occupied by Russia, then Germany, and then Russia again, before finally gaining independence in 1990. Today the country is made up of…

The Most Luxurious Hotels in Paris, France

Paris, France is undoubtedly one of the most romantic vacation destinations in the world. In fact, it’s often referred to as the “City of Love”. So while you’re there, give yourself some love by staying in a luxurious hotel where you’ll be pampered and treated like royalty? These 7 hotels are the ultimate in luxury…