I was fortunate to have a photographer friend in Springdale, Utah, Seth Hamel, invite me on a November trip to Iceland at the same time as I was exploring my own winter Icelandic adventure. It eventually all just fell into place and I was soon flying IcelandAir on my way to Reykjavik. Continue reading →
Experiencing the food and drink where one travels is an important aspect of the adventure. Scottish haggis (is there any other kind?) should be a requirement for anyone traveling to Scotland, in my travel guide book. (See my September 19, 2014 BLOG Post, Inverness, Scotland for haggis info). One who travels to distant places yet still eats at chain restaurants found ‘back home’ is not really experiencing travel to its fullest. There is no excuse for anyone to order a Bud or Coors Light in Europe, or ever actually…. or eat at one of the many the Colonel’s locations. Continue reading →
Dingle was our base for exploring this well-traveled peninsula and its fishing villages. Dingle seems to have the right mix of locals and good restaurants to serve the many tourists. While we were there we were often rained on five or more times a day. This peninsula is dotted with many smaller fishing towns, all having several nice pubs and restaurants. Late into the evening we could hear what sounded like an entire bar singing Beatles songs. Continue reading →
The Dolomites are called the Italian Alps, for good reason. The mountains themselves are not extremely tall, but they rise so abruptly from a low valley floor their tall jagged peaks are very impressive. The area is a mecca for skiers, hikers , mountain bike enthusiasts and para-sailing. Many inhabitants do not like that this region became part of Italy after World War I, so there continues to be a strong Austrian influence in the buildings, language and menus. We hiked most days here and learned about Italian rifugios.