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Today the Travellers’ Eye is Kate McCulley in Skógar, Iceland

June 18, 2012

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Today’s stunning image comes from the hugely popular travel blog of Kate McCulley, but you might know her as @adventurouskate. This is Skógafoss, one of Iceland’s most impressive natural sights, with water cascading over a 61m drop. Kate has written a series or posts about a recent trip to Iceland, and I’d recommend her tale [...]

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5 places to visit before you die

October 21, 2011

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This morning, on my hour long commute to work from Glasgow to Edinburgh, I managed to speak to my friend who is currently living life to the full and travelling his way round New Zealand. I couldn’t help but feel completely jealous as I looked out the window at what looked like one big frosty [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 4 – Draugr

September 30, 2011

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Welcome, adventurers! Come on in and warm yourself by this fire I’ve kindled using old blog posts. This week’s Guide to Beasties we’re in the northernmost snowscapes of Scandanavia hunting draugr, or, if there’s more than one of him, draugar. These guys are restless reincarnations of the dead, most commonly warriors but often fishermen, who [...]

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Iceland enjoys tourism boost

July 29, 2011

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It seems that there is no such thing as bad publicity. The headlines surrounding Iceland in recent times have been primarily negative: firstly through the Icelandic banks involvement in the world banking crisis; and then because of the major travel disruptions as caused by the erupting volcanoes Eyjafjallajökul in 2010 and Grimsvotn in 2011. Now it [...]

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