Tour Athens From Your Couch

Last year, I traveled to Greece. Last week, I finally found time to edit the pictures I took there. In light of the current pandemic, I thought I’d share old travel pictures with all of you. Helpfully these images will provide you a bit of virtual relief for your cabin fever.Around 15 years ago, I…

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Stuck in Santa Monica? Support these local restaurants from home or pick up curbside.

Over the years, I’ve spent many weeks (months even) calling LA “home.” There are so many small businesses that could use our support right now. Below is a list of a few of my favorite spots in Santa Monica who offer online and pick up options. We all have to eat, why not eat well…

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A Sculptural Take on Interior Art in Los Angeles

How often have you heard that we all need art in our homes and workspace? Upon hearing, do you immediately assume that person is trying to sell you art? Well, take it from me (someone who has absolutely no authority on the matter–but who isn’t trying to sell you anything), being surrounded by art is…

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A Quick Travel Guide to Iceland

Over the past few weeks I’ve been walking you through my adventures in Iceland. I thought I’d compile all the information into a list that makes it easy to navigate. First, let me give you a few tips I wish I’d known before my travels. Tips on Visiting Iceland: Bring your own food and water…

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Forget the Blue Lagoon and Visit Reykjadalur Geothermal Springs in Iceland

Most people visiting Iceland think they have to go to The Blue Lagoon. Well, those people are wrong. Besides the long lines and instagram “influencers” (who will get on your last nerve), you’re basically in a manmade pool. If you’re looking for more a more natural experience, you’re going to have to hike for it.…

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4 waterfalls you should visit in Iceland

While in Iceland I saw a countless number of waterfalls. Here is a quick list of my favorites. 1.) Seljalandsfoss                     2.) Skogafoss                     3.) Gullfoss                     4.) Svartifoss 1.) Seljalandsfoss…

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Strokkur Geysers: The Old Faithful of Iceland

Strokkur is a geyser in the Haukadalur Valley, surrounded by other mud pools and fumaroles. It erupts every 6 to 10 minutes, soaring to heights of 50 to 60 feet in the air. I didn’t take any pictures because it wasn’t the prettiest sight. Mostly a ring of people huddled perhaps a bit too closely…

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Take an Icelandic Drive with Me

Þingvellir is a national park north east of Reykjavík. Follow along with my day long road trip from Þingvellir to Selfoss. Þingvellir is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland for a few reasons. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national parliament of Iceland held court on this location from 930 AD until…

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An Inside Look at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Which is Now Closed Thanks to Justin Bieber

Fjaðrárgljúfur is a steep canyon in southern Iceland. It’s not too far from the small town of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. (Yes. I spelled that correctly.) The Fjaðrá river runs through it. It’s believed to date back to the Ice Age, carved out by the rushing waters of melting glaciers nearby. Unfortunately, the canyon was closed to the…

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Views of Sólheimajökull Glacier Before it Melts Away

Very near Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, you’ll find Sólheimajökull, a beautiful ice blue glacier covered in black ash. It lies in the space between two volcanoes, Katla and Eyjafjallajökull. The blanket of ash is thanks to previous eruptions from those two rowdy neighbors. Sólheimajökull is the 4th largest ice cap in all of Iceland.This stunning hunk of ice…

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