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Have a Very Heretical Christmas — By Jennifer Shipp
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Have a Very Heretical Christmas — By Jennifer Shipp

It’s the middle of November and folks at home in the U.S. are already complaining about the presence of Christmas decorations and advertisements on TV. In the past, I’ve tended to agree with the stance that it’s too early to celebrate Christmas if it's still before Thanksgiving. For the past four years, though, I’ve been in other countries during the Christmas season and so my sense of Christmas Rights and ...
A Taste of Wyoming–In Iceland: The Gulfoss Falls and More — By Jennifer Shipp
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A Taste of Wyoming–In Iceland: The Gulfoss Falls and More — By Jennifer Shipp

We arrived on our flight from Denver to Iceland at 6:35 AM via Icelandair. At the airport, we had to rent a car from Sixt. Initially, we were going to rent a car from SAD Car Rentals because they were cheaper, but at the last minute we’d decided that cheaper was not always better, a lucky choice in the end because the SAD car rental fleet really is truly sad. A fellow with a woeful look on his face and a ...
Icelandic Sheep and Skipping the Blue Lagoon — By Jennifer Shipp
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Icelandic Sheep and Skipping the Blue Lagoon — By Jennifer Shipp

First of all, when I think of the Blue Lagoon, I think of Brooke Shields and that cute hunk she was trapped with on that lush island in the Caribbean. I do NOT think of Iceland. But somehow, because of Brooke Shields and the 1980’s flick about adolescent love and naivete, I felt inclined to go stand in line at the Icelandic Blue Lagoon to take a dip in an outdoor pool that isn’t really even that famous and ...
The Saga Museum – A Chilling Walk through Icelandic History: Photo Gallery
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The Saga Museum – A Chilling Walk through Icelandic History: Photo Gallery

The history of Iceland and myths about Iceland are expertly intertwined at the Saga wax museum in Reykjavik featuring a 30-minute audio-tour. Bring a jacket because the waxen figures are kept chilled, but the tour is worthwhile. At the end of it, we couldn’t help but ask ourselves how anyone on earth would be willing to inhabit such an inhospitable place (not the museum, but Iceland, the country), with such ...
Real, Live Icelandic Elves — By Jennifer Shipp
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Real, Live Icelandic Elves — By Jennifer Shipp

The existence of elves in Iceland is almost as intriguing as the belief in elves by Icelandic citizens. Not to say that I don’t believe in elves. Actually, I do, but it’s rare to encounter a culture that still openly embraces these beings. Indeed, when I say that I believe in elves I say it very carefully because I know that it sounds silly and that admitting to such a belief completely destroys my ...
A Small Church and a Full Moon in Iceland — By Jennifer Shipp
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A Small Church and a Full Moon in Iceland — By Jennifer Shipp



As usual, we opted to stay in a small town rather than a big city while we were in Iceland. Small towns tend to be more welcoming and more surprising than big cities. Our vacation rental was small, but very warm (almost too warm at times) and quite cozy.

It’s hard to talk about Reykjanesbaer the place without talking about Reykjanesbaer weather. We visited in early ...
Dealing with Vacation Envy in Iceland– By Jennifer Shipp
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Dealing with Vacation Envy in Iceland– By Jennifer Shipp

It’s hard to find the time to have experiences and write about them too. Every day that goes by, I promise myself that I’ll spend some time putting down my thoughts, but the time goes away and by the end of the day, I’m completely spent. Especially when the days are short as they are in Iceland.

On our way to the airport in Denver while trying to talk with John about our landing in ...
Four days in Iceland: Photo Gallery
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Four days in Iceland: Photo Gallery

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