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Photo Essay- Amsterdam’s Red Light District

Photo Essay- Amsterdam’s Red Light District

So much can be written about Amsterdam’s notorious Red Light District. Someday, maybe, I’ll write a post that approaches the subject as a whole, but this is just an inoffensive photo essay. (And a very PG-version at that- for much more gutsy versions, check out posts from two of my favorite blogs- Beers & Beans, and […]

Europe 2013- Iceland Day 4- Iceland in Miniature

Europe 2013- Iceland Day 4- Iceland in Miniature

For my final day in Iceland on this trip, I had planned a exciting driving excursion around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. I’d read it called “Iceland in Miniature” in a number of places, since so much of what makes Iceland so captivating can be found on the peninsula. As my trip approached, I had anxiously watched the […]

Photo Essay- Borgarnes, Iceland

Photo Essay- Borgarnes, Iceland

Sleepy little Borganes, Iceland, is located a little more than an hours drive north of Reykjavik. Besides being located in a beautiful setting and being the gateway to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, it contains the fabulous Settlement museum and is mere kilometers from Borg y Myrum, the historical farm from Egill’s Saga. Europe 2013 Posts- Europe by […]

Northwest Michigan Brewery Tour

Northwest Michigan Brewery Tour

After taking this year’s big trip in Europe back in April/May of this year, my shorter fall excursion came up pretty quick (and unexpected), and wound up being a brewpub tour of ten of Northwest Michigan’s brewpubs. I’d had a chance to sample many of the these brewpubs beer the previous weekend at the Michigan […]

#ManlyMoments Bucket List

#ManlyMoments Bucket List

As part of Movember, a campaign to raise awareness of Men’s Health issues, such as testicular and prostate cancers, as well as mental health issues, I was nominated by Leigh of the fabulous adventure blog Hike, Bike, Travel to share my bucket lists of #ManlyMoments I’d like to someday accomplish. Visit Antactica- This one’s been […]

Europe 2013- Iceland Day 3- A Long, Bloody History

Europe 2013- Iceland Day 3- A Long, Bloody History

After exploring Reykjavik’s Saga Museum and views from Perlan, I headed out of the city, stopping for the night in beautiful little Borganes.

Tapas Barinn – Adventures in Icelandic Cuisine, Part Two

Tapas Barinn – Adventures in Icelandic Cuisine, Part Two

After a few good Icelandic craft beers at The Micro Bar, I headed out for dinner at a place I’d heard quite a bit about, Tapas Barinn, a restaurant that serves Spanish-style tapas with an Icelandic interpretation. I’d already sampled Icelandic fare for lunch at Cafe Loki, and, not usually being an adventurous eater, surprised […]

Europe 2013- Iceland Day 2- A Church, A Lagoon, & Native Cuisine

Europe 2013- Iceland Day 2- A Church, A Lagoon, & Native Cuisine

Having chosen to visit Iceland in April, I knew I was going to have some less than ideal weather. I’d had a beautiful first day for my driving tour of the Golden Circle. The forecast for the second and third days of my visit were not good, with heavy downpours and sleet predicted for both […]

Europe 2013- Iceland Day 1- Golden Circle & A Reykjavik Walk

Europe 2013- Iceland Day 1- Golden Circle & A Reykjavik Walk

My very busy first day in Iceland, which included driving the Golden Circle and an evening stroll in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital & largest city.

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