“You know in the US this caving thing is known as spelunking” said the chatty American girl with the dazzling white teeth and waterproof jacket to match.
What?! As a Brit I’d never heard this term before. Exploring caves is known as caving. Functional and descriptive. Typical British efficiency. I decided spelunking sounded a lot more fun so let me tell you about the time I went spelunking in Iceland. Read more
I LOVE a good road trip and one of my essential items is a playlist full of amazingly good road trip songs. Good music always makes a journey better and there’s few things better than driving along open roads with the wind in your hair and some great music blasting out.
One of Iceland’s most famous attractions is the relaxing, steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon and I sure as heck wasn’t planning to miss an opportunity to get some pamper time during my trip!
One of the things I knew I just had to do whilst in Iceland was to tour the Golden Circle.
Why I hear you ask? Well, because I’ve been dreaming of Iceland for years now and so many of the stunning images splattered around the internet, books and television are from the Golden Circle and boy does it look AMAZING.
It’s something that the majority of visitors do when coming to Iceland and it’s easy to see why. If you’re visiting Iceland than I cannot recommend the Golden Circle route more, whether you do it by yourself or as part of an organised tour that’s up to you. Just. Do. It.
The Golden Circle takes you to Gullfoss Waterfall (a must visit when in Iceland!), shows you the original Geysir, from where the name geysir actually originates, and offers an amazing overview of the jaw-dropping otherworldly landscape of this beautiful little country. Read more
Dumfries and Galloway is a region located in Scotland’s western southern uplands and one I had the pleasure of discovering recently. Despite living less than two hours away from Galloway and Dumfries it is an area I didn’t know much about until now. I visited briefly last year but sadly didn’t get enough chance to really get to know this little gem of a region.
I had no idea that it was quite so rural, green and beautiful, let alone that it was blessed with over 200 miles of coastline and some utterly stunning beaches that you wouldn’t believe were really in Scotland.
And how lucky were we that we picked the gorgeous Balcary Bay Hotel as our base for our mini break?! Read more
I LOVE a little taste of adventure when I’m travelling and Iceland is certainly a destination where you can get adventurous with all those hills to climb, volcanic caves to explore (I’ll be sharing my caving experience soon!) and glaciers to walk on.
When my brother and I spied the opportunity to go quad biking (that’s ATV’s to all you American folks!) we jumped at the chance. We were picked up from our hotel in the centre of Reykjavic and taken to the Safari Quads centre where I got my first glimpse of how giant the bikes were. Wow! They’re bigger than some small city cars!
We got a very quick safety demonstration and were shown how to use the bikes before donning our super sexy boiler suits… Read more