James is an Australian freelance writer who frequently finds himself wandering off into the unknown. Growing up on stories of his parents traveling around Europe in a kombi van inspired him to explore the world, and he has since lived in America, Spain, and France. He is currently living on the frozen rock that is Iceland, drawn to this far-flung corner of he world by its majestic scenery.
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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Iceland was being loved to death by travelers. Now that the country is welcoming visitors again, how will they avoid those same overtourism issues?
Though known as a safe and peaceful destination, there are still some things to be aware of when traveling in Iceland. Find out about drug laws, petty crime, and safety for solo travelers.
James Taylor discovers the living entity that is Vatnajökull glacier – and learns how vulnerable it is despite its massive size.
Despite what many think, Iceland experiences four distinct seasons – and each one offers its own set of experiences to enjoy.
Iceland’s pristine environment is home to a variety of unique and beautiful animals. From breaching humpbacks to nesting puffins, here’s how to see them in the wild.
From the coolest Reykjavik bars to the best happy hour deals, here’s how to enjoy one of Europe’s most legendary nightlife scenes.
The endless supply of hot water bubbling up from underneath Iceland’s volcanic landscapes means there are scenic swimming holes everywhere. From check-list famous to tucked-away, here are some of the best.
The Golden Circle is rightfully famous – but there’s much more to explore just a few hours outside the capital. Iceland local James gives you the scoop.
South Iceland is home to the famous Skógafoss falls, the black sand beach of Vik, and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon – and lots of hidden treasures, too.
With scenery this spectacular, it’s no wonder Iceland is popular – but this small island nation is in danger of being overrun by tourists. Here’s how to reduce your impact.
From the towering cliffs of the Westfjords to the white-water playground of Skagafjörður, discover the secrets of secluded Northwest Iceland.