A cold wind slams into me as I walk out the Keflavik International Airport. I am actually in Iceland and it’s early February. I unlock my rental car and program my Reykjavik hostel into my GPS unit. I would have brought my own car, but considering I had only recently got it, I thought this time around, renting a car would be for the best. Saying this, I do have trips I want to go on and if it wasn’t for doing research into dealerships like Conklin Chevrolet, I probably wouldn’t even have a car and the idea of a road trip wouldn’t be possible! Anyway, I have my hostel for tonight book and have to return the rental car in two and half weeks. I am about to embark on a winter road trip in Iceland without a plan. I have a 10 item bucket list of things I want to do.
If you had told me, that I would be spending a week north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden in 2017. I would have laughed and said that wouldn’t be happening. Yet it did. I flew to Fort Frances and went exploring and having fun in this winter wonderland. Kiruna is one of the largest cities above the Arctic Circle but that doesn’t mean much. It is a city of 20,000 people. It does have a thriving tourist trade due to the nearby attractions in Jukkasjarvi. Since I wasn’t renting a car, I wanted to stay in the city of Kiruna. Staying at the SPiS Hotel and Hostel was a great choice.
2017 is almost over. It is time to begin planning your 2018 outdoor adventures. If you’re wanting to try more outside activities like hiking or climbing in the new year then you might want to check out this adventure blog here for some tips! I thought I’d give you all some ideas of what you can do outdoors so I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share their recommendations for a 2018 outdoor adventure. I had a tremendous response and had to break up the responses by region. Keep a look out of my other 2018 region adventure lists. Here are 18 travel bloggers recommendations for Oceanic Outdoor Adventures in 2018.
Early spring is a special time around the world. The flowers start to bloom; the trees regain their leaves; and most of all, the cold winter weather has said goodbye. Spring brings about the first month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar and the Chinese New Years Celebrations. The New Years Celebrations end with the Spring Lantern Festivals. One of the largest festivals is the Taiwan Lantern Festival.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. As a traveler, I love collecting handmade items on my travels. That love spills over into my home life and products I travel with. As well as handmade items, I also love the diy aspect too. From a photo watch to a scrapbook, you can see how much thought goes into choosing gifts like these. In general, I am a hard person to shop for. I don’t generally need anything but what traveler doesn’t love a great gift for Valentine’s Day. Not going to lie, a plane ticket would be the ultimate gift. But alas that rarely happens. If, however, you are getting on a plane somewhere, remember to protect yourself using a service like pharmavaccs vaccines before you board! Anyway, here are some unique Etsy Valentine’s Day gifts for the traveler in your life.
2017 is almost over. It is time to begin planning your 2018 outdoor adventures. I asked my fellow travel bloggers to share their recommendations for a 2018 outdoor adventure. I had a tremendous response and had to break up the responses by region. Keep a look out of my other 2018 region adventure lists. Here are 18 travel bloggers recommendations for African Outdoor Adventures in 2018.