Looking out over the sea, you can almost see the Viking longboat at sail, far off in the distance. Or that might just be your imagination, teased by the whitecaps and swells, as you trace the route taken a millennium ago by so many intrepid seafarers.
The number of people traveling to Iceland has more than doubled in the last six years, according to the Icelandic Tourist Board, and that number continues to increase by more than 20 percent a year.
Some people are happy with their timeshares, saying they give them a chance to see the world in homey, spacious accommodations that cost less than an equivalent hotel. Others deeply regret them, saying maintenance fees keep rising, they can never book the times they want and they're stuck paying for something they can't use.
It's Mardi Gras season once again, and while New Orleans is the American epicenter of this festive pre-Lenten celebration, there are plenty of other options for some fantastically fun Fat Tuesday revelry.
As we got closer to the mountain, the snow really started to come down, with inches-thick drifts forming on parked cars we passed. We were just about jumping out of our seats at the sight of fresh powder.
The grand opening, in this town on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 5 scenic miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, had been in the works for months. So had the drought.
The Harry Potter Festival will officially teleport its magic to Jefferson, but it won't get the amount of financial support it once requested from its old venue, Edgerton.
Both the vast, vibrant capital, Amman, and the remote, otherworldly desert landscapes are speckled with artistic masterpieces and profoundly moving sites of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths.
Trudging up a lush mountainside to a remote village, plunging through a swift-moving river in the footsteps of elephants and cruising Bangkok's gleaming luxury malls—with each step, I walked into different worlds, each one beautiful, all in Thailand.
Driving the 100-plus miles that link the Florida Keys' limestone and coral islands ranks as one of America's epic road trips. Some would rather experience it on two wheels instead of four.