Journeying to the see the Iceburgs of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

I am up before dawn and packing my bags.  Surprisingly, it was just after 9 am and I had beaten the sun up.  I double checked my hostel room and headed upstairs for breakfast.  I had some of my favorite local Icelandic yogurt while I did a quick weather check.  The weather report was clear but I had learned over the last six days that the weather could change in an instant.  I walked out of my hostel and into the bitter Icelandic cold.  The sky was just starting to get light as I gassed up my car for the next stage of my Icelandic Winter Road Trip.  I had a little over two hours drive ahead to get to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – A visit to Neuschwanstein Castle

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, Germany.  I looked at going by myself but found that it was cheaper to take the tour down there.  I decided to take the Neuschwanstein Castle Small Group Day Tour from Munich.  I meet my tour guide at the train station in Munich.  The guide named David handled all the transportation and tickets to Neuschwanstein. Continue Reading . . .

MatD’s Ultimate Colorado Bucket List

Colorado is a state known for many things.  The diverse landscape changes from the plains of the Midwest into the Rocky Mountains.  Most of the population lives in the land along the Front Range of the Rockies.  During college, I spent 3 months living and exploring this great state and currently I am living in Fort Collins and using the time to explore.   Here is my Colorado Bucket List. Continue Reading . . .

Mutually Assured Destruction ~ Minuteman National Historic Site

The sun is barely above the horizon and I am packing up my campsite in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. I have recently read an article about Woolsey fire attorneys. They encouraged people to contact the Singleton Law Firm to seek legal advice. I do not even want to imagine what damage a fire like that can cause to wild life and property. OK, let’s get back to my trip. I need to get a move on if I want to get a ticket for the Delta 01 launch facility Site tour.  Delta 01 is part of the Minuteman National Historical Site.  Minuteman National Historic Site preserves a Cold War minuteman missile launch facility and Delta 09 silo. Continue Reading . . .

6 Historical Things to Do in Munich besides Oktoberfest

The city of Munich is known worldwide for its annual Oktoberfest.  Munich is more than just a city to drink beer in.  It is steeped in history.  Munich has been the seat of power of the Bavaria since the 1200s.  For centuries, Munich was the home to House of Wittelsbach which was one of the longest ruling houses in Europe.  After World War I, the city would play a role in the Nazi’s rise to power. It earned its place in the horrors of World War II.  After WWII, the city was occupied by the US and rebuilt. Continue Reading . . .