Icelandic Turf Houses

8 Interesting Facts About Iceland

A land of fire, ice, water, elves and magic. Iceland is a veritable wonderland of natural oddities, cultural quirks and fascinating stories – the primal, unspoilt landscape and friendly people make it one of the most interesting places to travel in the world. Here are 8 surprising facts you may not have known about the the small Nordic island nation.…

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

One Week in … Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, the capital of Ireland – a place famous for pubs, bars and cobbled streets. Big enough to claim city status, but small enough to maintain its rich Irish charm, Dublin has been named as the friendliest city in Europe, and having a pint with the local Dubliners is almost a given while visiting. Travelling there during the…

New York Botanical Gardens, The Bronx

Winter at The New York Botanical Gardens

New York City in the winter can be a dreary time – the temperature drops, the skies are grey and snow lines the streets and parks. The city becomes monochromatic; green becomes a rarity, as white blankets the entire city. If the city that never sleeps ever actually ever slept, winter would be the time. But jump…

Einishus Cottages, North Iceland

5 Amazing Places to Stay in Iceland

One of the most exciting parts about exploring a new country is discovering new places to stay – with Iceland’s total population numbering only a mere 330,000 it might surprise you to know that the range of accommodation options through the countryside is vast. From authentic horse ranches in the North, stylish country hotels along…

Eilean Donan Castle, Highlands, Scotland

Medieval Castles of Scotland, United Kingdom

Fierce chainmail-clad warriors, epic battles of the north and stalwart stone fortresses. These are the images I had in my head as I planned my road trip around Scotland, all the while remaining keenly aware that imagination rarely informs reality. However, not only were these images of the history of Scotland accurate, the sites I saw…

New Zealand Dawn

8 Favourite Inspirational Travel Quotes

Often I find myself in the midst of an existential crisis – what am I doing with my life? Is this all there is? Is this where I want to be? When I start to think too much, I find it helpful to turn to the wise words of people much more intelligent and smarter than myself.…

Silfra Fissure, Þingvellir, Iceland

Snorkelling in Silfra fissure, Þingvellir, Iceland

Snorkelling. Not exactly the first activity that comes to mind when you think of Iceland, a place imagined by most to be a snow-covered and sub-freezing destination. But surprisingly Iceland offers some of the best diving conditions in the world – if you don’t mind the icy chill of the water, you’ll be treated to stunningly clear conditions,…