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Is Iceland a good place to live?

Is Iceland a Good Place to Live? A Guide for Absolute Beginners

By Ian Hoyt // Nov 8, 2021

Anyone who has visited Iceland knows that one vacation week is too short to explore the incomparable beauty of this Nordic country. People keep coming back again and again, and many wish to stay longer. The rugged landscapes, unexplored terrains, and small-town way of life have a way of pulling you in. However, like any place around the world, Iceland has pros and cons too. In the next few paragraphs, we are exploring what is […]

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Top 5 Franklin NC Restaurants

By Ian Hoyt // Nov 2, 2021

For the past year and some change, Caroline and I have lived in the Franklin, NC area. We would be lying to you if we originally moved to the mountain town for the food. Just because we’re in a small town now doesn’t mean that we don’t have some really delicious restaurants. In this article, we’re nominating our current top 5 Franklin NC restaurants. If you’re visiting and don’t exhaust this list then you are […]

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Hiking Guide: Silers Bald Trail Loop

By Ian Hoyt // Oct 20, 2021

When it comes to hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, there is no shortage of trails to choose from. Having recently moved to Franklin, NC as our home base, Caroline and I have made an effort to explore as many hikes as we can in the area. Since we are a stone’s throw away from the Appalachian Trail (we can literally see it from our house), you can imagine we have […]

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Gas Stations in Iceland – A Complete Guide on Everything You Need to Know

By Ian Hoyt // Jul 19, 2021

Visiting Iceland is amazing. Until you rent a car to drive around the country and the gas stations have you scratching your head. Gas stations in Iceland can be a bit strange to Americans who are used to the typical convenience store and self-service. That’s why we put together this guide so you can be prepared when you visit Iceland.  There are four different fuel companies that you will find in Iceland, differentiated based on […]

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5 Best Hammock Straps for Your Adventure

By Ian Hoyt // Jul 7, 2021

Picture yourself relaxing on a hammock after a long day of hiking or swimming. There’s just something about the gentle swaying motion that helps put you at ease, and not to mention the perfect panoramic view you get. Many of us love to bring hammocks to our adventures because they’re convenient and portable. Just roll them up, put them in your bag or knapsack, and you’re good to go. But finding the right hammock can […]

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10 Waterfalls in Greece for the Perfect Nature Retreat

By Ian Hoyt // Jul 6, 2021

Greece is blessed with some of the most scenic waterfalls you will ever see. Many tend to forget that this country is more than just beaches and coastlines, which leaves plenty of hidden gems to discover inland. If you are looking to go off the beaten path, then go chasing waterfalls, literally, on your next Greek getaway. Let’s explore some of the best waterfalls in Greece. Neda Waterfalls, Peloponnese Polilimnio Waterfalls, Peloponnese Edessa Waterfalls Souda […]

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10 Destinations for the Best Day Trips from Dubrovnik

By Ian Hoyt // Jun 29, 2021

The coastal city of Dubrovnik, located near the Adriatic Sea, has become an up-and-coming location for tourists in recent years. It’s most commonly known as the shooting location of the popular series, “Game of Thrones”. Aside from that, the city is known for its Old World charm, picturesque corners, and pebbled beaches, among many other attractions.  The best part is that day trips from Dubrovnik can take you to the most picturesque locations in the […]

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Seven Movies Like Eat Pray Love That Will Have You Itching to Travel

By Ian Hoyt // Jun 23, 2021

Movies like Eat Pray Love have inspired countless people to get out, explore the world, and experience all of life’s little joys. The movie is based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same title. Starring Julia Roberts as Gilbert, the movie follows her trips around the world and chronicles her year-long journey of self-discovery. Seven Movies Like Eat Pray Love Discover everything else that life has to offer, albeit vicariously for now, with our list […]

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Five Beautiful Iceland Towns that Will Take Your Breath Away

By Ian Hoyt // Jun 22, 2021

Iceland, the Nordic island just off the coast of Greenland, is famed for its extraordinary landscapes and endlessly long summer days. The Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks surround cloud-piercing glaciers and the country’s active volcanoes. In this article, we’ve narrowed down the five must-visit Iceland towns for your next adventure to this beautiful country. Reykjavík Reykjavík is fondly known as Smoky Bay after the towering steam columns that rise from its hot springs. It’s the […]