I am an outdoor gear junkie. I hate clothes shopping in general but put me in an outdoor shop and you had better take my credit card away from me. And so I love prepping my outdoor kit for hikes, making lists and checking things off. With that in mind here’s a handy printable hiking trip packing list to keep you organised for your next trip. Hiking trip packing list Day pack: I use a 14L Deuter for short hikes or […]
As if you need any excuses … ! This is by no means a definitive list and I’m having a really hard time to limit myself to just five but here it goes… my favourite 5 Instagrammers who will make you want to go to Iceland 5 Instagrammers who will make you want to go to Iceland 1 – Icelandic Explorer Gunnar Freyer’s feed is beautiful, epic and intense. What more needs to be said?! On the other side. #biteoficeland #westfjords A photo posted […]
Tourist numbers in Iceland have been skyrocketing. Accommodation options are being stretched to the limit as well as bringing about a host of other problems. In 2016 tourists from the US will have outnumbered the local population or if you prefer pictures here are some lovely graphs. As a responsible tourist I have moved here to balance things out. With so many visitors it’s understandable if feeling of claustrophobia start setting in. Some smart asses might say well don’t go and add to the problem […]
Airbnb has revolutionised travel accommodation, although somewhat controversially. Iceland has recently restricted Airbnb rentals as much of the rental market has switched to more profitable, short-term rentals. For travellers, especially in a group Airbnb can be quite reasonable when compared to hotel rooms and much cosier. I stayed in one in Reykjavik and honestly it was my dream house. I want to live there it was just so beautiful. We got a much better rate for a group to stay in […]
Alamy and Adobe Fotolia Stock Photography I’ve been a busy little bee since Christmas and I’m delighted to announce that select images from my portfolio are now available to purchase as stock photography on Alamy Stock and Adobe Fotolia Stock. I will be adding to these collections as time goes on but for now you can purchase travel images of beautiful Iceland with landscapes, details, nature and wildlife; as royalty-free or rights-managed images which will be perfect for your next project!
How about a nice 53km walk in Dublin and Wicklow, starting at midnight, non-stop, in January, through the mountains, snow, bog and fog? Sounds good Dad, I’m in. And that’s how I ended up committing to the Art O Neill Challenge, and challenge being the operative word. One of Ireland’s most grueling hikes organised by The Great Outdoors and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, as a fundraiser for the latter and is named in memory of a man who died […]
The other day I was nearly killed by a tourist. Heading in to Keflavik Airport this guy in a hired car was driving on the wrong side of the road and even though I stopped, beeped and flashed my lights he still didn’t realise what he was doing. In 2015 over 200 tourists were involved in car accidents and with so many tourists opting for a self-drive holiday here are some tips for safe winter driving in Iceland. This post is not […]
If money and time were no object where would you like to visit? The short answer is, well, everywhere but I have a few dream journeys that I really want to do: my travel bucket list. Actually I dislike the term bucket list because it implies that there will be nothing to do after that but say my ultimate wishlist. 1. Mongolia The steppes, the horses, archery (I have a Scythian bow which is very like a Mongol bow), in my head […]
Iceland landscape photographic prints now available for purchase I’m delighted to announce, that after hours slaving over a hot keyboard, I have a new range of Iceland landscape photographic prints now available to purchase on my online print store: from summer to winter you can see volcanoes, snow-capped mountains and glaciers, seas, birds and horses and of course many beautiful waterfalls. Check out the whole collection here!
Winter is travel planning time! Well in Iceland it’s also time to see gorgeous snowy landscapes but I can’t wait to explore these new places too! Here’s my top 5 Things to do and Places to visit in Iceland travel goal list! 1. The Highlands of Iceland So now it’s winter and the roads up in the Highlands are closed but as soon as they open I will be getting my ass up there to see gorgeous places like this. […]