Wit and Wishes

Travel

This section contains a mix of lengthy travel anecdotes, quick memories, and travel insights to help transport you to each city (or country) that you read about.

What to Do in Porto, Portugal’s Second Largest City

If you’re heading to Portugal, Lisbon isn’t the only “big city” that you should be on your radar. Head up to the coastal city of Porto for some great wine, stunning architecture, and surprisingly vibrant nightlife. Okay guys, so full disclosure: as some of you know from following my Instagram, I got sick about halfway …

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Madrid in One Day: How to Spend 24 Hours in Spain’s Capital

Only have one day to spend in Spain’s capital city? Check out this itinerary for seeing and experiencing what Madrid has to offer in just 24 hours. Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I’ve still been adjusting to being back state-side after a month-long international trip to Spain, Portugal, …

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Glacier Hiking, Waterfalls, and Black Sand Beaches: A Tour of Iceland’s South Coast

Last week we talked about the popular activity of touring Iceland’s Golden Circle (as well as the slightly unconventional activity of snorkeling between continents). This week, I want to share the experience of exploring Iceland’s south coast, which hosts more breathtaking views as well as juxtaposed topography. I especially recommend seeing the south coast if …

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Your New Bucket List Item: Snorkeling Between Continents in Iceland

If you’re heading to Iceland, there’s probably a 99% chance that you’re planning to explore the Golden Circle. Well, I’m here today to introduce you to another must-do while visiting the land of Fire & Ice that may not be on your radar (yet): snorkeling between continents at the Silfra fissure. That’s right: snorkeling between …

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How to Make the Most of Your Iceland Stopover: A 3 (.5) Day Itinerary

Thanks to an awesome Cyber Monday deal courtesy of IcelandAir (Route: Boston to Helsinki with an Iceland stopover), I had the opportunity to head to Iceland in March! Since the trip had such a short turnaround, I was inspired to create this itinerary to help those of you who may also have on a stopover …

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The ONE Essential You Need for Winter Travel: Packing Light for Cold Weather

Due to an upcoming trip to Iceland, Finland, and Estonia (less than a week now – ah!) I decided to try my hand at packing carry-on only again. But this time, it’s all cold-weather items, which tend to be bulkier. Read on to learn about the one essential that helps me the most with packing …

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