Roadtripping Through Iceland’s Snaefellsnes Peninsula

If there is one thing travelling through Iceland teaches you, it is to go with the flow and be prepared for change. After spending months drafting the perfect itinerary of excursions and adventures around the south coast of Iceland, our plans were nearly dashed by the sudden dispersal of a hurricane that had only just wreaked havoc off the coast of the USA. Now it had come wreak havoc on our itinerary.

With the choice of either sandblasting the paint off our rental campervan or making a detour north, we did a quick rejiggle of our itinerary based on the advice of a rep from Kuku Campers, and headed towards the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

What we forgot when planning our itinerary however, is that with a place as stunning as Iceland, there’s never a wrong direction to go.

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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon – What You Need to Know

Arguably Iceland’s most iconic attraction, the Blue Lagoon is one of those few sites that is as good in person as in photos. With its popularity though, comes multiple obstacles to traverse, especially if you have limited time in Iceland. To help you make the most of your trip to the Blue Lagoon, take a look at the tips below!

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Making the Most of Reykjavik in 12 Hours

Everyone knows that Iceland, and in particular Reykjavik, is expensive. Heck, even those who haven’t travelled to Reykjavik knows how extortionate the capital is, its reputation precedes itself that much. As a result many travellers trod the ‘airport-Blue Lagoon-campervan’ route out of the city ASAP, which is a shame. Reykjavik is a pocket-sized mixture of quirkiness, eye-catching art and design, and a heavy dose of fun and rugged scenery. With a little bit of prudence concerning your cash though, you can make the most of Reykjavik in only one day.

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Clowning Around in Booking.com’s New Ad: One Mission

On Friday I discovered that myself and my husband would be featured in Booking.com’s latest ad, One Mission, which celebrates all hotels and experiences around the world, through the eyes of its employees.

I’m excited that the footage of us was featured, as it showcases some of Iceland’s most breathtaking and otherworldly landscapes. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing on here all the destinations we explored and tips to make the most of your trip to Iceland, but for now, sit back and find some inspiration in the ad above!

 

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Tips for Having the Best Hogmanay in Edinburgh

Hogmanay is one of Edinburgh’s biggest celebrations of the year. For three straight days Scotland’s capital turns into one giant stage with raucous street parties, music, cultural festivities, not to mention a couple quirky traditions thrown in for good measure.

Having attended this year, take a look at the following tips and recommendations to help you make the most of your Hogmanay trip.

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Product Review: Trespass Women’s Thundurus Waterproof Jacket

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If you are looking for a jacket with weatherproof qualities that won’t look out of place with your casual wardrobe, then the Trespass Thundurus Waterproof Jacket is for you.

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The Brainwave Centre London Santa Dash Review 2016

If you have ever been to London in December, there’s a good chance you would have seen hundreds of Santas running around the city. Each year various charities promote ‘Santa Dashes’ to raise money, and after spending several Christmases in the capital and thinking “I wish I could do that” as be-robed St Nicks breezed past, I finally got my opportunity when my workplace organised its own Santa Dash in support of Brainwave. Continue reading

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DIY Christmas Gifts for the Outdoorsy Types in your Life

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If the thought of fighting for rubbish goods leaves you devoid of Christmas spirit, or your budget can’t stretch to splurging in the shops, then try a few of these homemade gift ideas that will get your loved ones outside (or at least enjoying the outdoors even more!).

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Beginner’s Essential Equipment for Climbing and Bouldering

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With the days getting darker and winter setting in, now is the perfect opportunity to learn to climb or boulder. Indoor climbing gyms offer the perfect opportunity to nail basic techniques and gain confidence – just in time for the advent of outdoor climbing in the spring.

Before hitting the crags though, there’s just a few things every climber needs to get started. Take a look below to make a start on your climber’s kit. Continue reading

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NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS SOCIETY 10K RUN HYDE PARK REVIEW

 

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A couple of months ago in the last fading rays of summer light, I made a resolution to maintain my summer cardio fitness levels year-round. No more excuses of evenings getting dark too soon, or Christmas festivities getting in the way, this year I was going to make sure I stayed at peak, all-round fitness 365 days a year. And in that spirit, I signed up for the Osteoporosis Society’s 10k run around Hyde Park on Saturday. Continue reading

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