Beginner’s Guide to Iceland

My trip to Iceland was my first overseas trip since my 6 month backpacking trip in 2016/2017.  This would be my first time traveling solo; I’d be in a foreign country and did not know what to expect.  Being me, I did some research, lots of it, so I felt ready to tackle this adventure.  For those of you who don’t want spend hours doing the research or don’t know where to start, here is my Beginner’s Guide to Iceland.  This guide will cover the basics of visiting Iceland such as language, currency, budget tips, what to see, etc.  After reading this post you should feel confident setting out to the land of fire and ice!

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10 Things to Know Before Hiking the Inca Trail

Hiking the Inca Trail was one of the greatest experiences of my life. As I hiked the trail I was amazed by what I saw; beautiful snow-capped mountains, lush jungles, massive waterfalls and ancient ruins.  Never in my life did I think I would ever step foot in this part of the world, yet here I was.

Not being much of an avid hiker, I did some research to prepare us for this hike. Even with all the blog posts I read and the information on the tour company’s website, I’m glad I was able to speak to some locals and the staff at the hostel before the hike. The information I learned from them and the research I had done made the hike that much more enjoyable and comfortable. In this post I will share my best tips of things you should know before hiking the Inca Trail; things that will make your hike more enjoyable and comfortable.

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