Landing in Reykjavik, Iceland

It was sad to leave London after an eventful week, but I was excited to make our way to Iceland for the adventure portion of our trip. I have had Iceland on my travel wish list for years and was finally getting my chance to visit the incredible Land of Fire and Ice. We departed…

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Day trip to the Cotswolds & Oxford from London

After a whirlwind few days in London, we ventured out of the city for a day trip to the English countryside. I had read about the Cotswolds during my research for our trip and was keen to see this historic area. We found a well reviewed tour from Rabbie’s and headed out in the morning…

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A historic time in London (plus an epic stopover in Iceland)

On Thursday September 8th 2022, Buckingham Palace announced via BBC that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away at the age of 96, ending a reign of 70 years and 214 days — the longest of any British monarch. As fate would have it, this announcement preceded our departure to London by about 24 hours, so…

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Planning a stopover in Iceland

Now that I have a pretty extensive itinerary planned for our visit to London, I am focusing on the Iceland portion of our trip in September. We booked our flights with Icelandair through their Stopover in Iceland program which offers a stopover flight to Iceland at no additional fare. Following six days in London, we…

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A dozen things to do in London, UK

With our trip to London, UK fast approaching in just over a month, I have been in active trip planning mode. As we get ready to cross the pond for our first international trip since the pandemic started, I’ve spent lots of time browsing Reddit /travel, Tripadvisor forums, and travel blogs, and have come up…

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London and Iceland in September

It’s happening! I’ve finally booked the flights for our long awaited trip to London, UK and Iceland for mid-September. We will be travelling via Icelandair on their Stopover in Iceland deal, which includes a stopover (up to seven days) in Iceland at no additional airfare. For us, it will be six days in London and…

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Whale watching and hiking in Tofino, Vancouver Island

We planned a full itinerary of activities for our final day in Tofino, starting with a whale watching tour in the morning. There are several available wildlife watching tours in town, but we opted to go with our hotel’s Adventure Centre for the convenience. Spotting whales Following a quick breakfast for me and a Gatorade…

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A week around Vancouver & Tofino, British Columbia

Iโ€™m finally back with some new travel material for this blog. This past week, Mr. Chuckles and I embarked on our highly anticipated trip to British Columbia, Canada – our first long distance travel since 2019. Usually, I like to publish daily trip diaries while travelling, but I decided to switch things up this time…

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On this day: Rome to Amalfi via Naples, Italy

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On June 8, 2018, I was at the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Following a whirlwind day in Florence, we returned to our hotel in Rome in late evening and hopped into bed. The next morning, we awoke early to…

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On this day: Rome to Florence, Italy

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On June 7, 2018, I was in Florence, Italy. We had arrived in Italy a week ago, and were basing ourselves in the national capital. We spent our first few days in and around Rome, going on a…

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