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  • 5 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

    New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and if you don’t have plans yet, don’t worry because we’re here to help you. Since most of the world celebrates this holiday within a 24-hour time span, it is one of the best times of year to travel to a new destination, and your options are…

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  • 5 Bucket List Things to Do in Iceland in the Winter

    Iceland has become a popular destination for summer travel, but many are still weary of traveling to Iceland in the winter for fear of harsh weather conditions. This is an understandable concern, but there are also many benefits to traveling in the off-season. There are plenty of activities to do in Iceland in the winter, and…

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  • Eat Like an Icelander: Food Tour with Wake Up Reykjavik

    When I was in Iceland earlier this month, I had the privilege of taking my first ever food tour with Wake Up Reykjavik, a local food and beer tour company started by two friends, Daniel and Egill. While I knew we would be making six stops on the tour, I had no idea what to…

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  • Snorkeling Silfra With DIVE.IS: Floating Between the North American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates

    One of the most unique and memorable experiences of my life was snorkeling Silfra earlier this month. Silfra is a freshwater fissure located in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. The fissure was created as a result of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates breaking apart, and the water in the fissure is one of…

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  • Stay in Style: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

    As soon as I walked into Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre, I immediately felt at home. The rustic, cozy ambience reminded me of my own home back in Chicago, and the simple and clean Scandinavian design made me reimagine how my own apartment would look with these neat pieces. I’ve had the privilege of staying…

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  • New Year’s Resolution: 17 Countries in 2017

    One of our goals for 2017 is to travel to 17 countries, with 10 countries we’ve never traveled to before. Surprisingly – and contrary to our typical last minute planning – we have most of them mapped out already. Most notably, Diana will be traversing into unexplored territories in Southeast Asia, and Hope has successfully secured a summer…

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  • 5 Reasons Why We Love Off-Season Travel

    Not everyone thinks “Iceland” when they think winter travel. Except my family. Last winter, we traveled to Iceland and are officially hooked on off-season travel. So much so that we have planned another cold-weather trip this winter to the Faroe Islands. While our reasons for traveling off-season may apply to traveling to both warm and…

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  • A Weekend Getaway to Iceland

    Last Thanksgiving (end of November for Americans), my family and I took a trip to Iceland for the long weekend/holiday. Like most of my trips, this one was short because my job doesn’t allow me to take much time off. We arrived in Iceland early Thursday morning after a short 5 hour flight from Toronto,…

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