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Iceland: A Magical Wilderness. Top Tips For Travellers.

A magical combination of glaciers, geysers and volcanos make Iceland a truly unique landscape. A place where you can experience the joys of wilderness, the warmth of the locals and the true power of earth and Mother Nature. It is the stark juxtaposition of the fire from the volcanos and ice from the glaciers that give Iceland its staggering landscape and distinctive opportunities for experiences like no other for tourists. In just a day you can soak in a geothermal lagoon, walk on lava fields and black sand beaches, stand atop ice-covered volcanos and under ice cold waterfalls, and take in the sparce and captivating glaciers. Iceland has more than 125 volcanic mountains, of which many are still active. This knowledge that you are standing atop a thermal hot spot, where nature is at its most unpredictable, is very humbling. This breathtaking country, which rests just on the edge of the Arctic Circle, is a top destination for visitors across the globe at the moment. Most people, like us, fly into the Keflavik Airport which …

Why I Am Trying To Make My Instagram More Personal

Instagram has recently been ranked as the worst social media platform for well-being and positive mental health. Users stated that although the tool was fantastic for self-expression and creativeness, it also evoked high levels of anxiety and negative feelings. One main reason? FOMO – fear of missing out. I think we are all guilty of only posting the positive. Sharing pictures where we look good, adding filters to hide the flaws and only uploading when we’ve been doing something particularly interesting. And why not? Our feed is something we curate. Something we want to look back on and feel good about the memories. We want to share with the world the good that is going on in our lives. Personally it’s my favourite social media platform, however I too have to admit I am also the first to get pangs of insta-envy when I see good food, good travel or good experiences on a feed when I am sat in bed in my pyjamas. I love that you can share updates with nothing more needed …

5 Ways Living More Minimally Could Improve Your Life

Everyone has their own reasons why their life just seems to be getting busier. Work could be really frantic for you right now, organising your summer vacation is taking its toll, or just everyday life, housework and socialising has you being pulled from all angles. The reality is for all of us is that life is getting louder, more stressful and harder to switch off from. We are exposed to 5000 advertisements and messages on an average day, spend over eight hours staring at a screen, and thanks to the internet we now receive five times as much information a day as we did in the 1980’s. Whatever the reason you are feeling overwhelmed, the likelihood is that you’d really appreciate the opportunity to take life at a slower, less hectic pace. The good news is there’s a few simple steps you can take in order to take back control. Try and adopt a few principles from a minimalist outlook and way of living today, in order to help bring back some calm and order …

Easy Camping – Top Tips For Just Switching Off

When you’re looking for picturesque views, ultimate peace and quiet and a chance to really get away and escape, not much can beat camping in the great outdoors. Everyone has their own reasons why they love camping, and it’s no surprise that the popularity of this fuss-free getaway just keeps on growing. Life is getting louder, more stressful and harder to switch off from, it’s a fact. We are exposed to 5000 advertisements and messages on an average day, spend over eight hours on staring at a screen, and thanks to the internet we now receive five times as much information a day as we did in the 1980’s.  So no wonder people are turning back to basics, and seeking the peaceful respite that camping can provide. Especially if there’s no phone signal at your chosen destination. This is the main reason we love to get away, pop up a tent and talk the hours away under the open skies. Now I wouldn’t say we are camping experts. I certainly have many more pitches and …

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What’s On My Travel Bucket List?

I am not one for setting too many hard goals when it comes to travel. I believe that if you set a goal to visit five places in a year and only manage four, you will feel like you have failed, when in reality you will have enjoyed four incredible adventures. I do however have a travel ‘bucket list’ of places that I would love to visit before I am thirty-something. Why this age? Because I think these are the places I would love to explore in my youth with my husband that we may not be able to get to as easily if we ever decided to start a family or invest in bigger financial commitments. People regularly ask us where we are thinking about heading next when it comes to our adventures. Honestly, until recently, I felt a little apprehensive about sharing our bucket list. I think it’s because we have had it for years, but also because I feel that by sharing, people will expect to see us visit the below places …