Our trip to Europe this past June/July began with a very brief stopover in Iceland. We were only going to be in the country for 8-9 hours so our options for what we could do were fairly limited. Luckily, we were able to take advantage of an “airport excursion” to the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa that is located in southwestern Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and I can certainly understand why. It. Is. Gorgeous. Read more..
This summer, my family and I took a long-awaited vacation to Europe. Our main reason for going, of course, was to see and do as many Harry Potter sites/activities as we could. We spent most of our time in London soaking up a ton of wizarding magic but had decided early on in the planning stages to make an overnight jaunt to Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh is home to a free Harry Potter walking tour called “The Potter Trail” (and tons of fantastic general sightseeing as well).
If I had the vacation planning to do again, I would certainly have given us more time in Edinburgh (well, Scotland in general). We absolutely fell IN LOVE with the city. The vibe and the architecture of Edinburgh is amazing. It was one of the few locations where we felt completely comfortable just walking around without a specific plan or destination. Read more..