Planning an Epic Road Trip Through Scotland

We had to cancel our April trip to France and Iceland due to a cancer scare. After over a month of worrying like crazy, we found out it was just a benign tumor–thank goodness! But I figured, we should still go somewhere to celebrate the non-cancer diagnosis and the husband’s milestone birthday. So, as soon … Continue reading “Planning an Epic Road Trip Through Scotland”


West Iceland’s Hvalfjörđur: Worth A Detour

I‘ve been thinking about our little detour around West Iceland’s Hvalfjörđur (Whale fjord) a lot lately. I don’t know why. It could be that I’m just missing Iceland in general and the drive around Hvalfjörđur was the last item in our itinerary before we headed down to Reykjavik to spend the last two nights of … Continue reading “West Iceland’s Hvalfjörđur: Worth A Detour”


Iceland Road Conditions and Weather Information

So you have a road trip around Iceland coming up but you’re not quite sure what the road conditions and the weather will be like (the weather part will also determine whether you need to pack your winter coat or not). The following websites are your friends and they will show you just what you … Continue reading “Iceland Road Conditions and Weather Information”


8 Good Reasons to Visit Iceland in Mid- to Late May

If you’re considering a road trip around Iceland, please take me with you I’m going to try to persuade you into doing it in mid- to late May instead of any other time. Why? Because I think we picked the perfect time to go! We had such a great time seeing the country at this … Continue reading “8 Good Reasons to Visit Iceland in Mid- to Late May”

Planning a Trip to Iceland in April

Planning a trip to Iceland is so much easier when you’ve been there before. I remember feeling quite overwhelmed when I was planning our first trip in 2013. So much to see, so little time! (Two weeks is not enough time to see everything Iceland has to offer, unfortunately.) Though not being able to afford … Continue reading “Planning a Trip to Iceland in April”

How to Circumnavigate Iceland Without Getting Terribly Lost

If you’ve been following some Icelandic news sources this week, you would’ve read the news about an American tourist who, while driving from the airport to his hotel in downtown Reykjavik on his first visit to Iceland, got so terribly lost and somehow ended up in a sleepy, northern Iceland town of Siglufjörður, at least … Continue reading “How to Circumnavigate Iceland Without Getting Terribly Lost”

A Day Trip to Forillon National Park in Gaspésie, Quebec

I’m a big fan of national parks. Doesn’t matter where they are or which country they belong to. If there is one within a driving distance from where I am, I’m so there! Naturally I had to pay Forillon National Park (Quebec’s first national park) a visit while we were in Gaspé Peninsula even though … Continue reading “A Day Trip to Forillon National Park in Gaspésie, Quebec”

A Visit to the Beautiful Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec

I had been wanting to visit Iles-de-la-Madeleine (Magdalen Islands) ever since I saw some beautiful pictures of it that someone posted to Flickr about three years ago. We already made the decision to go to Iceland by then so the idea to visit the islands just stayed in the back of my mind, up until … Continue reading “A Visit to the Beautiful Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec”