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It’s Summertime and Portsmouth, NH is… Literary

It’s Summertime and Portsmouth, NH is… Literary

Located in Rockingham County in the Granite State, Portsmouth is best-known as a history and its seaport. Usually, a visit there includes a stop at Market Square, Prescott Park, or Strawbery Banke. This time, for a change of pace, we focused on words, books, authors,...
Iceland-Final Impressions

Iceland-Final Impressions

It’s been a little over a month since I returned from the land of fire and ice. I’ve blogged a lot about my trip but the one thing I’m not sure I’ve captured yet is what makes Iceland, Iceland. When I think about the country what comes to mind and what will stick with...
Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Landscape

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Landscape

Some places instantly evoke specific mental images. With Cuba it’s the old-style cars in every shade of the rainbow. Africa is often associated with safaris, and Hollywood has a movie star on every corner. When I think of Iceland, the dramatic, otherworldly landscape...
Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Food

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Food

Ask anyone who knows me-I’m a picky eater. And the one thing I absolutely despise is seafood. This quirk has never been as challenging as it was in Iceland, where fish is a mainstay of everyone’s diet. My willingness to broaden my culinary horizons was first tested at...
Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Adventures!

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Adventures!

  One of the reasons I chose Nordic Visitor to help us plan our trip was that they offer “optional extras”, itinerary activities you can add on to your daily schedule. Our second day we snowmobiled on a glacier. This was my first time on a snowmobile and it was...
The Iceland Writers Retreat: The Play

The Iceland Writers Retreat: The Play

As I mentioned previously, one of the things that differentiated IWR from other conferences was that, not only did it teach us about writing, it highlighted reading and gave us a genuine taste of Iceland. Along with the chance to connect with other writers from all...