Europe

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...

2017 Travel Highlights

  Last year was a busy one.  We moved from Maryland to Virginia.  We started new businesses.  I started this blog.  We even managed to get some travel in!  The only new country I visited in 2017 was Sweden, but it had been on my list for 20 years, and it did not...

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...