How to Spend One Day in Hvammstangi Iceland

How to spend one day in Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland. If you’re planning a road trip around the Ring Road, we highly recommend that you make a pit stop in Hvammstangi. Not sure where that is? It’s tucked away in the northwest corner of the country, between Akureyri (the unofficial northern capital of Iceland) and the Westfjords. You’ll definitely want to … Read More

Kaudulla National Park: See Elephants in Sri Lanka

Go on a safari at Kaudulla National Park to see elephants in the wild. Even though I spent a short amount of time in Sri Lanka, I travelled to extraordinary sites that really left me wanting more. I witnessed historical marvels like Sigiriya Rock and Dambulla Temple, and climbed natural wonders like Pidurangala Rock. Sri Lanka is also home to … Read More

Seal Watching in Iceland – Hvammstangi and Vatnsnes Peninsula

Seal watching in Iceland at the country’s largest seal colony. The northwestern town of Hvammstangi is the perfect place to spend the day when you’re driving around the Ring Road of Iceland. The town is located just off Route 1, and it’s nestled right between Akureyri (Iceland’s northern capital) and Reykjavik. It’s also a great stopping point between Akureyri and … Read More

Visiting the Elephant Orphanage Nairobi, Kenya

Watch baby elephants and support a great cause at the Elephant Orphanage Nairobi. When I traveled to Kenya, I volunteered at a wildlife conservancy. One of my duties was participating in anti-poaching efforts at the preserve. While I didn’t see or confront any animal poachers, there was so much evidence of poaching in Kenya. We manually removed hundreds of wire … Read More

Husavik Travel Guide – Day Trip to Husavik Iceland

Take a detour from the Ring Road for a day in Husavik. Husavik is a charming small town that’s best known as the whale watching capital of Iceland. We ventured there on a day trip while traveling between Lake Myvatn and Akureyri. While whale watching tours are the main reason why many people visit Husavik, it’s worth spending more time … Read More

Wildlife Tourist Attractions to Avoid (and What to do Instead)

Wildlife tourist attractions to avoid, and alternative suggestions that don’t harm animals. Do you consider yourself to be an animal lover? Most people who frequent wildlife tourist attractions love animals. We want to see animals up close because we are fascinated by them. We admire them, or we think that they’re cute. However, many wildlife excursions, activities, and attractions cause … Read More

Iceland Whale Watching Tour with North Sailing Husavik

Husavik is one of the best places in Iceland to go whale watching. We were about halfway through our two-week journey around Iceland when we reached the sleepy town of Húsavík. Our primary reason for traveling to Husavik was to embark on a whale watching tour. Did you know that Iceland is one of the top 10 places in the … Read More

Kenya Video Diary: My Volunteer Travel Experiences

While I’ve written fairly extensively about my volunteer trip to Kenya, sometimes pictures and video can tell a much better story. This is my Kenya video diary. It’s a collection of my experiences volunteering at Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy. I traveled to Kenya to help animals and see a small portion of this beautiful country. I recognize now, more than ever, … Read More

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