If you would have told me how amazing this year would be for me in 2016, I would have never believed you. I have always talked about travel and seeing the world, but 2017 was my year to take action. I dove deep into the world of travel blogging, and I took advantage of some amazing travel deals. I was adventurous, impulsive, and welcoming to new opportunities, and I can definitely say it paid off. 2017 was a roller coaster to say the least… it was a year full of happiness, love, heartbreak, excitement, and challenges, but most of all it was a year that I truly found myself.
The Blue Lagoon, a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The man-made geothermal spa has an abundance of silica, which is what drew people to bathe in the water in the first place. So what exactly is in the water? What makes it so special? Well, the answer to that is three main active ingredients; Silica, Algae, and Minerals. These are what make it so great for your skin, but not so great for your hair.
When you think about visiting Iceland, there is no doubt that the Blue Lagoon is on your list of places to visit. This is one of the most popular destinations in Iceland, and there is a good reason for it; relaxation. There are some things to know before you go, but I promise it is well worth the trip… unless you don’t like feeling relaxed and refreshed at the end of the day.
Day 2 in Edinburgh was my day to delve into the world of Harry Potter. Kyra went on a tour of the Highlands, but I wanted to spend another day in the city to explore and be a solo traveler. Edinburgh is the birthplace of Harry Potter, and as soon as you arrive in the city you can see inspiration everywhere. I truly felt like I was in the world of Harry Potter.
Days 2 and 3 have been wonderful in Iceland. My second day here started with getting from the hostel I was staying at to the hotel where I would meet my tour group. I got to the hotel after spending $30 on a cab that traveled 2 miles and asked the front desk to store my luggage. Once it was safe and sound, I walked around Reykjavik to see everything near the hotel. I loved the area… There were so many restaurants and museums, and it was right near the Old Harbor which is a really nice area. I found a place to have a nice breakfast, then headed back to the hotel where I ran into another girl who was on the tour.