Exploring Canadian Immigration at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada isn’t known as a winter tourist destination. That fact didn’t stop me from visiting. I walked down the snowy streets of Halifax.  The sidewalks were mostly clear but had a few icy patches.  I headed towards the Halifax piers.  More specifically the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.  Pier 21 was used as an eastern seaboard immigration processing facility from 1928 to 1971.  Today, it is a museum dedicated to the history of Immigration in Canada. Continue Reading . . .

Without a Plan ~ Winter Road Trip in Iceland

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 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. Continue Reading . . .

Photo Thursday – Skaftafell Ice Cave

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Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels.  Today’s Photo Thursday comes from the Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland.  This photo was taken earlier today on my tour of the Skaftafell Ice Cave under the Vatnajökull glacier.  Visiting the ice caves is a unique activity to a winter activity.  The caves are only visited under supervision of a guide.  I don’t like to plan so I had to rely on luck to sneak on one of the tours.  I showed up at the tour meeting time and hoped the guide had room for one more guest. Luckily, he did so I got to tag along for a visit to the Skaftafell Ice Cave. Continue Reading . . .