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Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

Tips for Photographing the Northern Lights

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Photo Essay: Snæfellsnes Peninsula and The Golden Circle, Iceland

Photo Essay: Snæfellsnes Peninsula and The Golden Circle, Iceland

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Photo Essay: Winter Wonderland in Scotland

Photo Essay: Winter Wonderland in Scotland

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Solo Travel in Iceland: The Verdict

Solo Travel in Iceland: The Verdict

 

I am the first to admit that solo travel for women is not always easy. As wonderful as it is to have the freedom to do as you please, go where you please, and hang out with anyone you please there are always extra considerations to ensure personal safety.

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Alaska Range From the Air: Denali National Park

Alaska Range From the Air: Denali National Park

 

It turns out diminutive five-seater planes and I don’t really see eye to eye. As we begin our bumpy ascent and the world starts to spin a little, I’m beginning to think that a scenic flight over Denali National Park in Alaska’s central interior was not such a great idea.

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Mount McKinley, Alaska: ‘The Mountain’

Mount McKinley, Alaska: ‘The Mountain’

 

It is known to the locals in Alaska as ‘The Mountain’.

Unfortunately, the chance of seeing Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska is only around twenty percent and many visitors leave the Denali National Park disappointed, having seen only the mass of cloud cover that keeps North America’s highest mountain hidden.

It is there, however: in all its 20,300 feet of snow-covered glory.

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Off the Beaten Track in South Iceland

Off the Beaten Track in South Iceland

 

It’s 10pm and I have been driving for over twelve hours, but glancing out across the lava fields in Southwest Iceland I could easily believe it was the middle of the afternoon.

It is early May and the midnight sun is ablaze, and with around 20 daylight hours who wouldn’t be out exploring Iceland’s vast wilderness at this hour?

 

I have spent the day (and most of the night, as it turns out) exploring a collection of geysers, waterfalls and lava fields that comprise a popular route northeast of Reykjavík known as the Golden Circle. This journey is often experienced as part of a whirlwind bus tour but is much more enjoyable by car at your leisure. Read more

The Bear Truth: Grizzly Bears In Alaska

The Bear Truth: Grizzly Bears In Alaska

 

It’s common knowledge that there are grizzly bears in Alaska. So on a horse-riding trip in the Talkeetna mountains in Alaska it made sense to ask our guide whether there was any chance of encountering a grizzly.

“Oh they usually tend to stay away from the horses”

The only word I heard in that sentence was “usually”.

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Photo Essay: Wild South Iceland

Photo Essay: Wild South Iceland

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Iceland: The Viking Language Saga. (Or: ‘Excuse Me, How Do You Say Eyjafjallajökull?’)

Iceland: The Viking Language Saga. (Or: ‘Excuse Me, How Do You Say Eyjafjallajökull?’)

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