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Road Trip Around Iceland

A seemingly magical land which has been gaining popularity is the country of Iceland, which is home to greater than 350,000 people — more than two thirds of whom live in the greater Reykjavik metropolitan area…

…and the best way to see the country is by car. I recently took advantage of the opportunity to do just that, spending 11 days straddling continental plates, watching whales, and visiting waterfalls, craters, geysers, canyons, lava fields, hot springs, and other wonders which Iceland has to offer while driving clockwise around virtually the entire country.

If you…

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Stupidly Drunk.

Whether partaking in wine, beer or spirits, imbibing in alcoholic beverages is part of a time-honored tradition of celebration for centuries — but some individuals can get substantially more than a little carried away.

While people associated with ZorkFest 2018…

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Why Did Hotel Security Knock on My Door at 4:39 in the Morning?

After being involved with ZorkFest 2018 for the entire day — and it was a long day — I retired for the night in my hotel room at approximately 11:30 in the evening; and I was mostly packed for my flight back to Atlanta.

In bed and unconscious to the world — or so I thought — I heard a rapid succession of knocks which were faint enough for me to think that either I was dreaming it; or that they were for a different room.

I looked at the clock next to the bed. 4:39. Who is knocking at 4:39 in the morning — and why?

After a moment…

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Driving Myself Un-Crazy on Blue Ridge Parkway

The stone-faced walls were still crying as the last droplets of liquid ice rained on Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia; and the bare branches of the trees resisted the howling winds and reached up into the bellies of the low dark clouds — as if to impatiently grab a vestige of their delayed spring yet to be heralded…

…and the ribbon of grey asphalt was winding its way around mountain peaks; hugging the cliffs as if for dear life; and rolling along the hills as each mile was consumed.

There was no…

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A Visit to George Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown

After parking the car in the small parking lot, the building many visitors usually see first is the museum for George Washington’s headquarters — which features a number of historic collections and exhibits displaying furniture, weapons, documents and other objects from the 1700s — and is a…

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Standing Where George Washington Was Born

Known as the father of the United States — as well as served as its first president — George Washington would have been 286 years old today, Thursday, February 22, 2018; and in his honor is this article pertaining to my unintentional visit to his birthplace.

I used the word unintentional because…

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One of the More Bizarre Closets in a Hotel Room Which I Have Ever Seen

A closet is arguably one of the least complicated parts of a hotel room, as it does not require plumbing, electricity — save for a light in some cases, or comfort for the guests. Its main goal is to provide hidden storage for the belongings of guests — and, perhaps, to contain such items as a luggage rack, an iron, an ironing board, a plastic laundry bag, and a virtually useless safe…

…but in one hotel room was a closet which I found rather bizarre — and it…

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14 Famous Destinations in Minimalist Travel Posters

Planning a trip to a destination at which you have never been can be exciting, fulfilling and rewarding; but it can also be exasperating — especially when attempting to ensure that the schedule works for you as best as possible while simultaneously the most value for your money…

…but sometimes, the first problem of planning a trip is…

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My First Stay at a Tru by Hilton Hotel — and The Verdict Is…

Driving east from Las Vegas back to the greater Atlanta metropolitan area meant that I would be passing by a Tru by Hilton hotel property; and as I had never stayed at one, I thought I would try it out — especially as I was to earn 1,000 bonus Hilton Honors points during this promotion, which has since expired.

Tru by Hilton is…

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