Month: November 2015

Destinations
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Europe
Iceland

Iceland Road Trip Day 8

It was time on the 8th day to leave Reykjavik behind us for the rest of the trip and head out on the trail to discover Westeros…  I’m not really a Game of Thrones fan AT ALL, however tracking down some of the filming locations was great fun, and then getting to them was also […]

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Gifts & Miscellaneous
Kit Reviews

10 Christmas Gifts for the Traveller in Your Life

Stuck for ideas when it comes to getting the traveller in your life a little Christmas treat?  Here are my top 10 ides for 2015…  If you want more details or a secure place to buy (through amazon) just click the pictures. I have given an idea of prices, which were correct when I wrote […]

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Destinations
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Europe
Iceland

Iceland Road Trip Day 7

One of the most special experiences you can have during a trip to Iceland is to take at least a day (I actually plan on going back one day and spending a few days exploring it) at the Snaefellsnes Peninsula…  It is one of the most stunning places I have ever been and includes places […]

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Destinations
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Europe
Iceland

Iceland Road Trip Day 6

There are a couple of different modes of transport available for tours in and around Reykjavik which will give you the best possible view of the city as a whole…  You won’t regret it and it’s a great way to fill a full day. The Skies Over Reykjavik Whilst helicopter tours are always fairly expensive […]

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Destinations
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Europe
Iceland

Iceland Road Trip Day 5

Day 5 was yet another day to use Reykjavik as a base for heading a little further afield – however this time we used a tour company (Mountaineers of Iceland) to make the most of a trip around the Golden Circle.  I usually pride myself on my photography but on this day it was hammering […]

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Destinations
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Europe
Iceland

Iceland Road Trip Days 1 – 4

We went on an Iceland road trip in October 2015, which is a great time to visit Iceland.  It is not yet super cold, it doesn’t ran every day and it is just outside the peak tourist seasons which means everything is a little quieter – perfect!  There will be a number of posts about […]

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Misc. Travel Articles & Tips

Illegal Wildlife Trade

The illegal trade in wildlife and its parts is a huge problem, and one of the biggest problems with it, is that often it can be very difficult to know what you can and cannot buy legally.  The over-riding piece of advice to take away with you on holiday is that if in doubt, don’t […]

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Culture & Tips
Destinations
Europe
Switzerland
Uncategorized

Driving in Switzerland

If you have ever watched Top Gear you will know that driving rules are very strict in Switzerland and are enforced with on the spot fines, so stick to the rules out there.  However contrary to popular belief the roads are no better than the rest of Europe – in fact some of the roads […]

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Costa Rica
Culture & Tips
Destinations
South America

Culture, Conduct & Customs in Costa Rica

This is known as the greenest country in the world and one of the friendliest places on the earth… and they are not wrong.  In Costa Rica there is a saying which sums up their way of life…  Pura Vida – or pure life!  Live your life to the fullest – what a great national […]

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Airlines
Flights

Icelandair Flight 455 (Heathrow to Reykjavik)

This is only a fairly short flight so there’s not too much which can go wrong. On the way out we used the online check-in which made getting through Heathrow very quick and easy, whilst on return we used the self check-in desks at the airport – however it looked like this was the only […]

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