Iceland: Exploring the land of fire and ice

One of the world’s most fascinating destinations for “hot stuff” – geothermally speaking – and cool winter sports (plus the Northern Lights), Iceland straddles the continental plates of America and Europe, with the rift valley between them both a historic and geologic wonder. Iceland’s population is less than that of Tampa, Florida, with most residents clustered in the classy capital city of Reykjavík, and 70% of the country is uninhabitable because of volcanic forces.

Our Newest Bucket Trips

Our chariot (Roberta Sotonoff)

Exploring Custer State Park, South Dakota

Custer State Park is big – 71,000 acres big. And, it’s beautiful which is probably why it became a backdrop for films like “A Man Called Horse” and “Dances With Wolves.” Winding roads pass lakes, lodges and lots of animals like bison and pronghorn antelope – which have horns like a sharp-edged “U.”  The streams, graniteRead More

Machu Picchu, Peru

Peru in Pictures

Peru is famous for Machu Picchu. But visitors can also explore the art of its ancient cultures, taste a complex fusion cuisine, view wildlife in the Amazon, breathe in the thin air of the high Andes, and experience the music and cultures of the country’s indigenous peoples.

A day's crops in the Sacred Valley

Feasting Like Inca Kings in Peru

I already had a passion for Peruvian cuisine long before I traveled to Peru on a recent culinary odyssey. I did not know, however, that food rates as religion for the Inca tribespeople who still populate the South American nation’s Andes mountains. Well, that’s my interpretation in any case. It might be more accurate toRead More