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New Zealand in 10 Days

An itinerary of New Zealand in 10 days on the trip, Pacifying the Pacific. New Zealand has a reputation for having some of the most scenic landscapes in the world. It is also a great family destination and a perfect chance for me to share the experience with some loved ones. After careful research and … Continue reading New Zealand in 10 Days

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Experience: Icelandair Hotel Herad, Egilsstadir, Iceland

A review of the Icelandair Hotel Herad in Egilsstadir, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Modern property and guest rooms. Delicious East-Icelandic cuisine. High tea served daily. New conference facilities. Background The Icelandair Hotel chain is considered the premiere hotel group in Iceland. There are nine locations throughout the island and another on the way … Continue reading Experience: Icelandair Hotel Herad, Egilsstadir, Iceland

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Experience: Kvosin Downtown Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

A review of the Kvosin Downtown Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Central location in Reykjavik. Playful and humorous atmosphere. Apartment style rooms. Tasty local cafe attached. Background Kvosin Downtown Hotel was recently opened in 2013 after undergoing massive renovations tailored to fit the modern traveler. The building itself dates back to … Continue reading Experience: Kvosin Downtown Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Experience: CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik, Iceland

A review of the CenterHotel Thingholt in Reykjavik, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Located in the heart of Reykjavik. Modern and smart rooms and suites. Locally inspired fine dining. Relaxing and serene spa. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Background CenterHotel Thingholt is part of a group of six hotels run by the local Oliversson family. … Continue reading Experience: CenterHotel Thingholt, Reykjavik, Iceland

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15 Tips for Getting Visas in Africa

On my recent trip through Western Africa, by far the most challenging aspect of the travel was dealing with the bureaucracy of each nation’s immigration and trying to secure a visa for onward travel. Some of the hardest countries to get visas from including Angola, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and Democratic Republic of Congo are located … Continue reading 15 Tips for Getting Visas in Africa

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Experience: Hotel Bláfell, Breiðdalsvík, Iceland

A review of the Hotel Bláfell in Breiðdalsvík, Iceland the trip Circling Iceland. Highlights Service oriented family run hotel. Family friendly atmosphere. Beautiful views of mountains and bay. Relaxing sauna. Background Hotel Bláfell is a quaint little boutique hotel along the Eastern coast of Iceland. Fridrik Arnason, Hildur Hafsteinsdottir and their family still run the … Continue reading Experience: Hotel Bláfell, Breiðdalsvík, Iceland

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Experience: Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta

A review of the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in San Anton, Malta the trip A Long Malta Weekend. Highlights Elegant rooms and interiors. One of the country’s best spa facilities. Gorgeous outdoor pool area. Central location on the island close to the President’s Palace and botanical gardens. Wide variety of fine and casual dining. … Continue reading Experience: Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, Malta

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Pacifying the Pacific

Pacifying the Pacific: An island hopping tour covering 14 new countries! The pacific currently isn’t particularly in turmoil so it doesn’t need to be pacified, but my urge to travel there does. Thus the name of my new trip: Pacifying the Pacific (urge). I’m including East Timor which is technically Asia, but for its proximity … Continue reading Pacifying the Pacific

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Experience: Casa Ellul, Valletta, Malta

A review of the Casa Ellul in Valletta, Malta the trip A Long Malta Weekend. Highlights Located in the cultural heart of Valetta. Beautifully appointed and designed suites. Historic and local roots in the community. Great service team. Background Casa Ellul in Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is steeped in history. The home on … Continue reading Experience: Casa Ellul, Valletta, Malta