Where to Go?

Did you know – the National Park Service offers ‘Free Park Days’?  There are a few coming up over the next few months:

  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

They also offer free admittance passes for Veterans and 4th graders.  Check out their website for more information.  https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm  Check out all the parks near and far.  One of the most affordable get-aways.

Find a Park – by state and type


Which National Park would you like to visit?



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My daughter and I are planning a trip to Iceland.  For years, I’ve looked at pictures, and wanted to go,  but the ‘right time’ never seemed to arrive.  Well, with a bit of a push from the younger traveling companion, we’re doing it. Reservations made for our flights and rental car.  Flights are only 5 hours from Boston.   I’m not the best flier – I don’t want to look out the window, and I can’t focus on a movie.  My favorite flights are when I sleep from before take off until landing.   Wowair.is has some good deals, which truthfully are better between October and May, then during the summer months, but still under $500 round trip/per person.   Our travel date options are mid-June through August, and we really rather go when they have 20 hours of sunlight, then when they have only 4 hours. Renting a small car for a week was under $300 with unlimited milage.  We plan on camping, and doing a lot of hiking.  Would love to kayak while there also.

I’d love to hear suggestions and helpful information from anyone who has traveled to Iceland!  I’ll keep updating, especially as the trip gets closer, and while traveling.  ~

Some helpful links:

south.is ~ great information about things to do, places to stay, etc in the southern part of Iceland

northiceland.is ~ same idea, but for the northern part of the country