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How to spot and avoid an Airbnb scam like a pro

How to spot and avoid an Airbnb scam like a pro

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I fell victim to an Airbnb scam on my recent trip to Belize. I’ve been using Airbnb for years to book accommodations. I’ve never had a problem booking a home, until now. In fact, I’ve even recommended the site […]

Review: Iceland’s outdoor oasis the Hrísmóar Cabin

Review: Iceland’s outdoor oasis the Hrísmóar Cabin

This post is sponsored by the owners of the Hrísmóar Cabin. This post also contains affiliate links.  After being awake for 36 hours, I was in desperate need of an oasis on my Iceland road trip. I had embarked from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and arrived in […]

The best lodging along Iceland’s Ring Road

The best lodging along Iceland’s Ring Road

This post is sponsored in part by the owners of the Airbnb rentals I stayed at during the duration of my Iceland road trip. When it comes to finding lodging in Iceland, there are certainly not a lack of options. Tourists can stay in glass igloos […]

Iceland’s Silfra fissure snorkeling review

Iceland’s Silfra fissure snorkeling review

A dozen expletives flew out of my mouth the first time I touched the water in the Silfra fissure. And, no, that wouldn’t be the last time profanity would be said through clenched teeth on this snorkeling tour. Ironically, though, the profanity was sometimes the […]