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Akureyri, Iceland – My Alternate Universe Hometown

Flying in Iceland is a breeze and a pleasure. A taste of the glamorous days of air travel, when the stewardess wore smart suits and perfectly coiffed hats (the days before “flight attendants” was in common usage), complimentary beverages were … Continue reading

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Icelandic Turf Houses

Short post today, as I check out soon and then catch my flight to Greenland. My dreams were very sweet, as I am letting Iceland’s charm seep into my bones and heart. I am completely digging skyr, the traditional Icelandic … Continue reading

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Sæl og blessuð Islandi!

I am here in the land of fire and ice! Yes, this may be an overused cliché to describe Iceland, but it´s so accurate, I can’t help but think of it. And one’s introduction to Iceland certainly is a reminder of … Continue reading

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A Year of Travel Gems

Rolling into a new year spurs looking ahead to fresh adventures and travels, lingering in quirky cafes, and discovering unseen vistas. Now that 2011 is finally here, I am chomping at the bit to be lacing up my hiking boots … Continue reading

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Dinner Table Travel

This past week I visited Scandinavia. I savored a moist St. Lucia Day bun with hints of delicate saffron and delighted at a mixture of lingonberries and spice-infused meatballs. Last week I sat in the streets of Budapest with a dinner drenched … Continue reading

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The Many Layers of Las Vegas

It’s no secret that the concept of Las Vegas doesn’t excite me. I’ve never been a partying, gambling, drinking kind of girl. My first impressions were not favorable – an overwhelming jumble of clashing themes, lights, noises, and people. There … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord of Portland

A week here in my hometown of Portland, Oregon. A week of exploration, weddings and reunions, and rediscovery of why I love Portland so much. A short summary of my favorite moments this week. Think of it as a smorgasbord … Continue reading

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Eating a trail through the Pacific Northwest

If I were asked to sum up my entire trip through the Pacific Northwest so far, it would come down to one category – food. Really good, scrumptious, make you sigh in supreme contentment good food. Our last day in … Continue reading

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Eating Healthy on the Road

I have been asked repeatedly since returning from Eastern Europe how I managed to eat healthy while traveling. Often with a tone of incredulity, as if healthy eating and travel are oxymorons. At first I was baffled by this response, especially … Continue reading

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Living, Breathing Roman City

I am about to say goodbye to Split, Croatia, the second largest city in the country. It is unlike any place I´ve ever visited. The city grew up out of the palace of a Roman emperor called Diocletian. The meandering … Continue reading

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