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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Puffin Tours, Reykjavic Sea Adventures


One of the things that we thought would be fun to do when visiting Reykjavic was to go on a boat tour to see the puffins. The kids loved the idea and we didn’t at all dislike it. There was a fair amount of pleasure in thinking about seeing these birds up close. Despite our good […]

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Traveling to Iceland with Children: Travel Tips


We weren’t really sure what to expect when we visited Iceland. It wasn’t a stop that was on our original travel itinerary but we made it so after discovering that Icelandair offers layovers for up to 7 nights at no extra airfare cost (as explained in a previous post). We decided to stop over in […]

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Iceland’s “Golden Circle” Bus Tour


Reykjavik, the home of most of Iceland’s population (and thriving tourism industry), sits within an hour or two’s drive of three geological features that it’s renowned for: Gullfoss, Geysir and Þingvellir. (That odd-looking first character ‘Þ’ is not a ‘P’; it’s actually pronounced like ‘th’.) We made a stopover in Iceland for a few days […]

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Whales of Iceland: Reykjavik’s Giants of the Sea


  With a few days in Reykjavik during a stopover en route from the U.S. to England, one item we’d planned on our agenda was seeing the recently-opened Whales of Iceland exhibit. The Reykjavik downtown area is fairly compact, stretching across about 2 miles of coastline, and we chose to make the walk to the […]

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Icelandair: A Review


A couple of years ago we began making plans to visit England as a family. When the time came to book airfare for our trip, we braced ourselves for the cost and began exploring options. Like many others, we’ve become rather picky about which airlines we will fly with. We’ve flown enough now to know which airlines […]

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Hiking along Opal Creek and Jawbone Flats, OR, to Opal Pool

Waterfalls at Opal Creek

We have been doing our best to uncover some of the more unique, out-of-the-way places around the Willamette Valley, sometimes with more success than others. Hiking along Opal Creek turned out to be absolutely stellar, and we’re so glad to have made a visit to this amazing area! In the foothills of the cascades, about […]

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