Trekking to Iceland’s Smokey Valley on Horseback

Trekking to Iceland’s Smokey Valley on Horseback
I watch as my horse’s hoof comes down, slips, and dislodges a few stones. I watch as the stones skitter off the trail, down the cliff-side, and disappear into the valley far below. Before leaving on this trek, the guides assured us all that Icelandic horses are supremely sure-footed. At this moment, I am hoping this was not an exaggeration.   We are on route to the Reykjadalur valley and hot ...
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Kangaroo Island: a hidden treasure of Australia

Kangaroo Island: a hidden treasure of Australia
Visiting Australia? Discover the hidden treasure of South Australia, Kangaroo Island – a very special place. Let me start by saying that I used the word “hidden” in the blog title for a reason. The first time I ever heard about this place (while living in Australia) was from the international visitor. Although Kangaroo Island is a popular tourist attraction, Australia doesn&rsquo...
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Experience the Inside of a Volcano in Iceland

Experience the Inside of a Volcano in Iceland

When thinking of a volcano, images of red hot lava or poisonous gases spring to mind. Iceland is famous for its active volcanoes but there is a way to witness the dormant kind.There’s an awesome tour 30 minutes from Reykjavik where you can go inside a dormant volcano called Thrihnukagigur. It’s the only tour that explores the inside of a volcano in the world.

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The Jungle is Our Supermarket in Borneo

The Jungle is Our Supermarket in Borneo
The Kelabit Highlands, home to the last hunter gatherer tribes in Borneo, are located in the middle of the mountainous jungles of Borneo. These remote lands are in the Malaysian province of Sarawak, but the borders of the Indonesian Kalimantan province are only a few hours hiking away. This is one of those few places you desperately hope not too many people will hear about so it can stay exactly t...
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A journey in time through the streets of Cordoba in Spain

A journey in time through the streets of Cordoba in Spain
It was the seat of military, political and religious power for over 1500 years.  The Romans, the Vandals, the Moors, the Jews, the Muslims and the Inquisition all elevated Cordoba to great heights during their reign.  The influence of each can be seen throughout the streets, plazas and architecture throughout the city that was for a time, the largest city in all of southern Europe.  ...
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