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Fourth Annual 'A Taste of Iceland' Festival Brings Nordic Culture Across the Pond to Seattle

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

From October 10-13, Seattle streets were filled with the traditional cuisine and culture of Iceland as the annual "A Taste of Iceland" festival returned for its fourth year.

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Reykjavík House Disappears Into The Icelandic Landscape

Jun 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As the capital and largest city in Iceland, Reykjavík is often hailed as the world's safest and cleanest city. It's also believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement by Norsemen around AD 870, giving it a rich cultural history that brings in waves of visitors. Polish firm Moomoo Architects felt similarly drawn to Reykjavík's dreamlike landscape, inspired by the first settlers to design a modern home that fits right in with the pure white snow blanketing the Icelandic city in winter.... Read More

Game of Thrones Locations: Beautiful Spots From the HBO Hit Series

Mar 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

There are a lot of special effects in the HBO blockbuster fantasy series Game of Thrones, but one thing that’s never faked is the spectacular scenery. If you’re looking at an elegant medieval port city, an endless expanse of frozen white wasteland, or an exotic oasis within a parched desert, you’re probably looking at the real deal, not some sort of green screen. Many destinations have worked with GOT producers to get this impressive cast/crew of hundreds over to their most unusual and beautiful corners for filming. Now, as fans get ready for the start of Season 3, here’s our guide to where your favorite scenes were shot in real life.... Read More

Touring Reykjavik, Iceland: Museums, Shopping, Dining & More

Feb 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Imagine walking over charcoal black volcanic stone with miles of untouched landscape in front of you, while hand-in-hand with your sweetheart. Imagine gazing at the sky and seeing mass lights dance across the horizon in a rainbow of colors, then stealing a quick nose kiss. Nothing short of magical, this place really does exist. Welcome to one of the most unique landscapes on earth. Welcome to Iceland.

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A Virtual Visit to Four European Culture Capitals

Oct 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

No matter how many years have passed since we’ve cracked a textbook, the seasonal change of summer to autumn will always be imbued with back-to-school significance. Reading, writing, history, foreign language... inconceivable, isn’t it, that we once got a daily dose of each? In honor of school days, we’ve created a virtual field trip to four European cities that offer four distinctive perspectives on the humanities.... Read More

A Virtual Visit to Four European Culture Capitals

Oct 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

No matter how many years have passed since we’ve cracked a textbook, the seasonal change of summer to autumn will always be imbued with back-to-school significance. Reading, writing, history, foreign language... inconceivable, isn’t it... Read More

Waterfalls Around the World

Aug 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Stuck at your desk? Tired of looking at news about record-breakingly hot/humid/hail-storming summer weather? We've got your escape. From natural waterslides in the tropics to thundering walls of "smoke that thunders," waterfalls around the world remind us that, while heat might define the summer, water is the substance that comprises the world.... Read More

Icelandic Adventure Travel Across Langjokull Glacier

Jun 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Black Tomato

Challenge yourself on an expedition into the dramatic wilderness of Iceland’s remote interior. Descend into untouched ice caves, race snowmobiles across the top of one of the largest glaciers in Europe and break new trails in unexplored mountain ranges, during this truly rare and demanding journey.... Read More

Solo Travel as an Emerging Trend: Going it Alone

Jul 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Arguably, solo travel has always been a significant method of going places, and to many the only way of getting to see and feel a destination without assuming personal responsibility for anyone else. Many solo travelers also feel that going alone is a necessary adjunct in personal growth, assuming truth to the old adage, "he (or she) who travels fastest travels alone."... Read More

8 Ideal Destinations for the Solo Traveler

Jun 14, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Traveling alone has many more pros than it does cons. You don’t have to work around anyone’s schedule but your own, you get to choose your every meal, and you get all the glory of your travel triumphs (and the hilarity of your mistakes) all to yourself.... Read More

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