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A Photo Essay of My Iceland Trip, Featuring the Lopapeysa

“Takk fyrir,” I mumbled quietly as I accepted my passport from the immigration officer. He smiled back at me and nodded, his piercing blue eyes staring back at me. In our 4 AM glory, my sister and I landed in Iceland after a turbulent but painless 5-hour flight. Landing in Reykjavik, I expected it to be dark outside, […]

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How Solo Travel Made Me Stronger

Get ready, friends, you’re about to embark on a 3,000-word solo travel journey which tells the story of how I started traveling solo, and what I’ve learned in the process. It’s a very personal account with a lot of secrets I’ve never posted on my blog before, so I hope you enjoy getting to know a […]

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7 Things Travel Has Taught Me About Finances

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18 Ways to Spend Less While Traveling

This is part of a week-long “Money Smarts for Travelers” series. If you want to see more about planning the trip of a lifetime, please sign up for my newsletter to get monthly emails with exclusive updates, stories and offers. Friends don’t send friends junk mail, so I promise I won’t spam you! She looked at […]

How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off While Traveling

How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off While Traveling

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Choosing the Perfect Destination For Your Budget

Choosing the Perfect Destination For Your Budget

This is part of a week-long “Money Smarts for Travelers” series. If you want to see more about planning the trip of a lifetime, please sign up for my newsletter to get monthly emails with exclusive updates, stories and offers. Friends don’t send friends junk mail, so I promise I won’t spam you! Now that you’ve […]