Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Art and Architecture in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland is a city of art. Street murals dot the landscape, both along the main streets as well as in the Grandi neighborhood -- a former industrial fishing area -- that's burgeoning with new shops, and restaurants.

And, for art aficionados, Harpa, the opera house, is not to be missed. It’s stunning, both acoustically and architecturally. Stroll through the interior and you'll see how the hexagon-shaped glass panels perfectly frame the waterfront vistas

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Highly Commended Travel Blog for Advice on Iceland

Among all the countries I've visited, Iceland, by far, is right at the top of my favorites list. It has everything I hold dear: pristine landscapes, nature-based activities, a capital that's brimming with culture, young chefs doing very cool things in their restaurants in Reykjavik and elsewhere in the country. Iceland is always listed as one of the top five happiest countries in the world. They do just about everything right: they were the first to take in Syrian refugees. When the government was in financial crisis in 2008, they became the only government to put the bankers responsible in prison. Iceland was the first country to have a democratically-elected female president - and she was in office for 16 years. My list of what's great about Iceland could go on. I often blog about my favorite country here. And, as a result, Asher Fergusson, an Australian with a large following, selected J The Travel Authority from among 700 around the world travel blogs as one that's highly commended for its posts on Iceland.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Radio Interview: Staying Healthy When Traveling

Nothing can ruin a vacation or any journey, especially to far-flung lands than an illness or injury. I've spent years learning from bad experiences, as well as taking what I've learned from my vast background in health, medicine and biology and putting it all into practice to prevent travel-related ills. So I was delighted to be interviewed on this topic by Mary and Robert Carey on the radio program: Rudy Maxa's World with the Careys. Click on the button below to find out some of the things I recommend.


To listen to the entire show, visit this website: 

You can listen to Rudy Maxa's World with the Careys here.

And, for more practical information, check out Doc-in-a-Bag, the unique travel first-aid organizer.

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