Iceland is one of my favorite countries in the world and a place I regularly visit. Check out my favorite things to see and do in the country and get the low down on how to plan the ultimate visit! The locals are friendly, the nature is stunning, the exchange rate is the best in years, and the weather isn’t too cold.
A stunning hour-and-a-half train ride through the English countryside from London takes you to Salisbury, home of the famous Stonehenge as well as the Magna Carta. It’s an easy day trip, but I found that Salisbury has a lot to offer and, in fact, Stonehenge is the least impressive part of the town, making it […]
Oxford, founded sometime during the ninth century, expanded during the Middle Ages as a center for learning—first for theology, then medicine, and then law. Over the centuries, the university has added more departments, and now you can study with the best and brightest in any field. The small city of Oxford is basically one giant […]
After I left Salisbury, I headed to Cornwall, the farthest west you can go in England. The county is filled with farms, small towns (I stayed in Lostwithiel, population 3,000), and tiny fishing villages. Cornwall is usually referred to as the backwater of England and its residents as rubes. Its image in England is like […]
Built centuries ago by the Romans, Bath is one of the most beautiful, historic, and visited cities in England. The Romans came here when they invaded Britain because of the hot springs that bubble up from the earth. The local people thought this place had spiritual significance, and when the Romans came, they felt the […]
The sunny, wine-soaked Loire Valley in France has over 80 castles to choose from. I spent time in the region for my birthday exploring the area, drinking wine, and pretending these castles were mine. Here’s how you can do the same – and on a budget too!