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The biggest surprise from my most recent trip to Iceland (June 2018) was the discovery of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
I was blown away by how much it has to offer explorers. Within 2.5 hours of downtown Reykjavik, visitors can find waterfalls, lava fields, volcanic craters, picturesque hikes, charming small towns, black- and tan-sand beaches, lighthouses, basalt columns, incredible cliffs and a lot more.
With so many people opting for guided tours and pre-planned experiences in Bermuda, visitors leave few opportunities for real exploration.
But there is a spot -- far from tourist traps and Instagram-famous beaches -- that can bring out your inner child. It allows you to walk in the footsteps of pirates and rum runners. It encourages your imagination to run wild.
One of the best things you can do before you travel is to find for walking tours, guided trips and other experiences offered for free by locals.
These free tours are an incredible opportunity to learn about the area, ask questions and get suggestions and recommendations from people that are from the area. All you have to do is search "free walking tours (city name)."
There's not a major city in the world that doesn't provide some sort of free walking tour. So take advantage of it!
Pro Tip: Don't be a chizzler, tip the tour guide a few bucks.
A trip to Iceland is not complete without a day spent on the south coast.
Iceland’s South Coast has everything -- waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, basalt columns, black-sand beaches and charming small towns. Every time I travel down Route 1, I discover new things.
With so many people obsessed with the pink sand beaches of southern Bermuda, few people ever venture north to explore the beautiful beach in Sandy’s Parish.
I was privileged enough to spend time exploring Sandy’s Parish and its beautiful beaches with my wife, Abby, on a recent trip.
I came into work today to see the news that Anthony Bourdain -- renown chef, food critic, explorer and travel show host -- had died at the age of 61.
Anthony Bourdain has meant a great deal to me. He served as an example that you’re never too old to travel. That you’re never too old to follow your dreams. That you're never too old to explore the world.
His shows -- No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown -- have served as inspiration for me to get my ass off the couch and travel. He showed me the world and he made me want to go see it. And I have, because of him.
As a journalist, I truly appreciate his effort to tell people's’ stories with kindness, empathy and love. He took us into the lives of those around the world. We met cooking grandmas in Italy, cab drivers in Cuba and everyone in between.
The loss of Anthony Bourdain is not a loss for the cooking community or the travel community or the TV community. It’s a loss for the world.
Thank you so much, Anthony Bourdain, for opening up the world to us.
For many travelers (including myself) there are few times you'll be traveling to countries that are dangerous or unsafe. But, for the adventurous among us, a trip through Chad or a week in El Salvador is exactly what they're looking for.
I highly recommend that no matter where you're traveling, be sure to visit the U.S. Department of State's website. On it, you'll find travel advisories for every country. You can find which counties have advisories. They could be advising for everything from natural disasters and war zones to terrorism and drug cartels.
Just when I thought I knew something about Iceland, I find out about the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Recently, I was looking for new and interesting places to visit on my THIRD trip to Iceland. I was going with a buddy, Matt, and wanted to bring him places I had never been before. After some research, I found out about the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. It was INCREDIBLE.
It has so many incredible features -- waterfalls, lava fields, black- and tan-sand beaches, lighthouses, adorable small towns, craters, volcanoes, caves, gorges and so much more.
It's a 12 to 15 hour day trip from Reykjavik and I cannot recommend a day trip there enough.
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