Destinations Abroad

United Airlines announces newest destination from DC: Edinburgh!

People, I’m in a panic.  The international destinations that the DC-airports serve are increasing faster than I can check them off my list!  I guess this is a good problem to have. Even better, the newest destination is Edinburgh!  I am married to a true-blooded...

7 Swedish customs we should all adopt right now

As an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado, I began a strange affair with the history of the Vikings and Old Norse mythology.  Hence, my first trip to Iceland, over 15 years ago.  In fact, I had organized to spend my college junior year studying abroad...

Cathay Pacific announces newest destination from DC: HONG KONG!

  In December, Cathay Pacific announced its newest route, and I’m so excited.  As of fall 2018, passengers will be able to fly direct from Washington, DC (IAD) to Hong Kong! This brings the international destinations served by DC-area airports to 57, and the 4th...

A Weekend in Reykjavik, Iceland: A Sample 3-day Itinerary

  An hour or two shorter flying time than to other destinations in Europe makes Reykjavik the ideal location to spend a long weekend. Spend three days exploring the otherworldly landscape of Iceland, reminiscent of the desolate slopes of the Scottish Highlands...

Direct from the District to Reykjavik, Iceland (Destination #1)

  When I first came up with the Direct from the District project, I was delighted to realize that I already had a direct flight trip scheduled on the books – Reykjavik!    I traveled to Reykjavik (and a side trip to Sweden) in September 2017.  This would be my...