Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

AK Monthly Recap: August 2015

Is it March that goes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Well, that was pretty much my August. It began with a bang, gallivanting in Riga before a wild sojourn through eastern Sicily. After slowing down a bit in Scotland and Iceland, I came home to Massachusetts and came to a stop. […]

The Genealogy Trip: Tracing Our Roots in Latvia, Sicily, and Scotland

In late July, two special ladies ratlew across the Atlantic to Latvia. For the first time in my nearly five years of travel, family members were coming to travel with me. My mother, Debbie, and my sister, Sarah. Wait? When did you mention a big family trip?! I didn’t mention it, actually. My mom is conservative when […]

Iceland’s Phallological Museum: For Peen Lovers Only

Wow.  You’re still here.  Thanks for sticking around. After arriving in Reykjavik, I had a few hours to kill before I could check into my room.  And while I had a Reykjavik city pass and access to the city’s most famous landmarks, there was one museum that I wanted to hit up right away: The […]

A Bizarre Icelandic Tasting Menu

Iceland is well-known for having some of the strangest foods in the world.  I mean, this is a country where rotten shark buried in the ground is a specialty!  Gordon Ramsay couldn’t keep it down! While I didn’t go quite that far on my trip, I wanted to try an array of typical Icelandic foods. […]

Kex Hostel: Welcome to Hipster Heaven

I can now say that I’ve stayed in the world’s hippest hostel — Kex Hostel in Reykjavik.  I’ve spent hundreds of nights in hostels around the world, but none of them have looked as cool as this one. Kex has SERIOUS STYLE — far more than any other hostel I’ve ever seen.  Every square inch […]