I was looking for a dress for a friends wedding next month. I had my heart set on getting a lace dress from the designer Self-Portrait. His dresses are so super feminine and delicate and they are truly a work of art. Plus they are very expensive as well. Fortunately I’m an avid user of ShopStyle (if you haven’t used it yet go now! It will save you so much money!).
While my husband and I were visiting family in Zagreb, Croatia we decided to take a short trip to Budapest, Hungary. A train ride seemed like the best and cheapest option so we bought tickets at the train station and headed on our way (you can buy the tickets online on Rail Europe here as well). Before we headed out on our trip to Budapest we booked our stay through the website Jetsetter.
There are a few things you’ll need to know when visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Here is a list of 9 things that are good to know before your first visit. Some are fun facts about the Blue Lagoon and others are tips on what to try out once you are there. Hope you enjoy your stay!
I love trying out new cosmetics. However, I don’t always like to pay full price for it, #superfrugal. So when i signed up for ipsy about a year ago it was a perfect solution for me. Pay only $10 a month and get a cute little goody bag with 5 new items to try out. I have tested out so many amazing new items that have become my favorite. If you are in the same boat as me it’s well worth trying it out ipsy.
One thing that really shocked me was the price of food in Iceland. I heard that the food was expensive. However, you really don’t experience the sticker shock until you go out for dinner and end up with a bill for over $150. Yikes! Another hardship with Icelandic food is if you are on dietary restrictions, i.e. vegan/vegetarian. My husband can eat anything and everything, he does not discriminate between foods. Me on the other hand, I’m a vegetarian who likes to keep it simple. A little bit of research before we went out to Iceland helped us narrow down which places we could eat at. One that satisfies his craving for trying out new seafood (Whale anyone?) and my love of pastries and quinoa. Below is a list of all the Iceland vegetarian restaurants we ate at that are great spots for a vegetarian & meat lover. Click the name of the restaurant to be directed to the website with the menu and more drool worthy photos. Bon Appétit!
If you travel to Iceland in the winter it’s going to be cold. There’s no way around that. It can vary between decent temperatures where you can get by with just a jacket to you needing the full gear on. We were lucky to arrive early in November when the temperature was still warm enough on some days. If you are curious about what to wear in Iceland in winter read on.
As we were waiting for the bus to pick us up from our hotel for our scheduled visit to the Blue Lagoon I was thinking in the back of my head that we might not get picked up again. However, I can say that on our final and 4th day we finally made it to one of the 25 wonders of the world! The well known Blue Lagoon!
Part 2 of our Iceland travel itinerary started off with a early morning drive from Reykjavik through south Iceland. An hour into our drive we were greeted with the most spectacular sunrise. So many people were stopping on the side of the road to take pictures, that we had to join in too. We stopped at a few stops to admire the sunrise, especially once we arrived to a valley before the waterfalls. The sunshine was interacting so beautifully with the mist in the valley that it looked like the whole valley was lit. Truly spectacular!
Iceland is such a spectacular country with beautiful landscapes. My husband and I went in November for our 5 year anniversary. We’ve always wanted to go but never really found the right time. We were a little hesitant to go to Iceland during the winter, but I’m glad we did go during that time! Before we left we created a Iceland Travel itinerary so we can stay on track and see all the sights that we wanted to. Here is a rundown of how our trip of a lifetime planning went.