Planning A Winter Road Trip in Iceland

Guest post by Alison Bailey It’s Iceland, it’s December,  it’s cold and snowing, having spent several days holed up in Reykjavik courtesy of a hurricane Iain and I are planning to escape, and circumnavigate the island. Originally intending to drive anticlockwise around Route N1, a circular road that makes a circuit of the island possible, but the weather wasn’t exactly favourable. Winter weather aside, …

Postcard from Lake Mývatn and Icelandic horses

Icelandic horses on the shore of Lake Mývatn. Don’t call them ponies though, they don’t appreciate it, although I think it is the Icelanders that take issue more than the horses. They do not seem that concerned, obviously comfortable in their ‘equininity’. (yeah made it up!) Lake Mývatn is a fascinating place to visit in the north of the island, …

Postcard from a bucketlist day, hot air ballooning in Spain

Keeping bucket lists is not my style however if I did, drifting on air currents on an early mist filled morning over extinct volcanoes in a hot air balloon would certainly qualify. Ballooning rules! Floating on air over the La Garrotxa region of Catalonia provided countless memorable moments and almost as many favourite images. Any first time experience should be …