Iceland

Pool parties in Vegas and husky sledging in Iceland - could this be the world's best job?

It's basically a hen do every day.<p>Fed up with your boring 9-5? Well, don't worry, as we might have just found your actual <i>dream</i> job.<p>Hen Heaven is a one-stop shop for all kinds of hen party ideas and they are on the hunt for a new vlogger who can travel the world and try out a whole host of amazing …

Las Vegas

10 Best Waterfalls in Iceland - How to Experience Amazing Beauty?

There is something quite magical about the sight and sound of a gorgeous waterfall flowing over the edge of a cliff. Whether you have a fond …

Adventure Travel

What you said about Iceland's Middlehaven Food Warehouse store

Iceland has revealed it is to open up one of its new concept stores in Middlesbrough.<p>The company will be opening up a Food Warehouse shop in what was …

No, Iceland Isn’t Requiring The Killing Of Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome [Debunked]

Iceland isn’t eliminating Down syndrome from its population by mandating mothers to abort unborn children who tested positive for the genetic …

Down Syndrome

Drinking Incredible Water on Athabasca Glacier

Other than climbing on Exit Glacier in Alaska, I have not actually been on a glacier — so when I found out that not only can I access Athabasca …

Road to Ring of Fire mining development gets green light

After years of negotiations and delays, the provincial government is moving ahead with an all-season road to the Ring of Fire chromite mining …

Canadian News

Tourism Saved Iceland, but Now It's a Headache

REYKJAVIK, Iceland—Iceland’s tourism push helped save the once-remote island from a deep economic crisis, but now that business is booming the North Atlantic nation is straining under the weight of the windfall.<p>Attracted by its spectacular volcanic landscape and easy air routes, about 2.2 million …

World News

Iceland from above

<i>This post is by Christian Schartner (Website | Instagram):</i><p>After two great photo-vacations in 2010 I decided to visit Iceland again in 2017 the last …

Northern Lights

Tourism Saved Iceland, but Now It’s a Headache

North Atlantic nation strains under the weight of millions of visitors, a victim of its own success.<p>REYKJAVIK, Iceland—Iceland’s tourism push helped save the once-remote island from a deep economic crisis, but now that business is booming the North Atlantic nation is straining under the weight of …

Travel

Magic Monday: Travel deals of the week

<b>€45.99: Fly to Iceland</b><p>I don't think I've ever seen cheaper Dublin-Reykjavik flights. WOW air has the price on a small selection of services in the …

News (Ireland)

You Can Relax in a Hot Spring Infinity Pool Overlooking Volcanic Mountains

Let's be real for a minute: We haven't met an infinity pool we didn't like. But one spot in Mexico's Mezquital Valley puts even the most luxurious …

Hotels

The disturbing, eugenics-like reality unfolding in Iceland

Recently, a CBS news crew traveled to Iceland, producing a report titled “Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing.” As much as it sounds like it, the headline is not clickbait or hyperbole: In Iceland, nearly every women who undergoes prenatal testing and whose fetus receives a …

Down Syndrome

Top Tips for Viewing the Northern Lights • Nomad by Trade

Viewing the Northern Lights (or Southern!) is high on many bucket lists. One of my main goals on my recent trip to Iceland was to see them for the …

Northern Lights

Wilderness adventures at a luxury Icelandic lodge

The word “remote” does not do justice to Deplar Farm on northern Iceland’s on Troll Peninsula. Situated amid a series of peaks that are 3,000ft above …

Arctic Circle

Best Places in Norway to See the Northern Lights

<i>PHOTO: Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway. (photo via Flickr/titom-666)</i><p>Have you ever wanted to go Aurora hunting?<p>With its stunning coastal port views, …

Northern Lights

Microsoft v MikeRoweSoft and Iceland v Iceland: Five of the strangest trademark disputes

Poundland is in the middle of a legal dispute with US food giant Mondelēz over the trademarking of the Toblerone chocolate bar.<p>The budget retailer has claimed that Toblerone is no longer distinctive enough to be a valid trademark, as it attempts to defend its right to launch its own bar Twin …

Elvis Presley

8 hot springs that are equal parts dreamy and rejuvenating

If your plans of traveling to a total eclipse city have been, well, <i>eclipsed</i> by the sky-high increase in flights costs, don’t worry—there are plenty …

Lifestyle

Volcanoes, Sunsets, And Rum: A Guide To The Wonders Of Nicaragua

What’s not to love?<p>“If you take away anything from this trip, I hope it’s how beautiful this country is and how wonderful its people are,” I was told during dinner on my first night in Nicaragua. I’d just arrived a few hours earlier to Managua, the capital city, for a five-day trip to see the …

Travel

Epic Proposal Ideas in Iceland, Kenya, and Beyond

A wedding proposal used to just mean getting down on one knee in the living room, a romantic walk followed by popping “the question,” or—if you’re going all-out—perhaps a ring in a Champagne glass with dessert. But just as weddings have become grander affairs, so have proposals. Of course, there’s …

Hotels

How Chinese tourists hunt for the Northern Lights in Russia

Moscow and St. Petersburg are flooded with Chinese tourists visiting Russia every year. Yet some of them are starting to explore something more unusual and adventurous – hunting for Northern Lights in Murmansk region.<p>After the release of the Oscar nominated film Leviathan by Russian director Andrey …

Russia

Dine with One of Iceland’s Best Chefs Without Having to Leave the Country

Viktor Örn Andrésson will serve a four-course dinner in Brooklyn that features traditional Icelandic ingredients.<p>Iceland hasn’t been a culinary …

Restaurants

Idolises Lampard, Iceland’s jewel: 6 facts about Everton’s record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson

The 27-year-old was instrumental in Swansea City’s survival last season, scoring nine and setting up 13 goals.<p>Everton’s quest for reducing the gulf …

Soccer

What To Do In Iceland, Before Everything Falls Apart

There’s no better country to wait out the apocalypse<p>Upon sitting at my desk on my first day back at work after a nine-day break, five days of which I spent in Iceland, I found myself face-to-face with a stack of packages, all full of book galleys. (The U.S. Postal Service might be on its last legs, …

U.S. Postal Service

With This Flight Deal, You Can Visit Both London & Iceland For $341 — But Hurry, It Ends Soon!

If you've always wanted to visit both London and Reykjavik, today's your lucky day. Follow The Flight Deal's directions, and you can do it for just $341 — provided you hop on it ASAP, since the fares could expire within a couple of days.<p>You can fly from New York to London, stay there for a few …

Reykjavik

The Slippery Slopes of Iceland

A CBS News report triggers an inspiring response.<p>In the annals of socialized medicine, Iceland has reached a milestone. According to a report this week from CBS News, the island nation’s government-run health system has managed to convince expectant mothers to have an abortion in nearly 100% of …

21st Century

The Secret Life of Iceland’s Renaissance man, Hákon Kjalar and his Mongolian yurts

It began with the arrival of Ben Stiller and his film crew, shooting Arctic scenes for <i>The Secret Life of Walter Mitty</i> in rural Iceland. In the spirit of a film driven by bizarre coincidences, one of the props — a large Mongolian yurt — ended some years later in the hands of Hákon Kjalar, a kind of …

Travel

The Real Story of Iceland ‘Eradicating’ Down Syndrome Through Abortion

This week, CBS News ran a shocking story about how “few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.” Their method? …

Down Syndrome

Milwaukee Brewers: Season defining road trip up next

The Milwaukee Brewers are heading to Colorado down by just one game in the NL Central standings. They will now spend the next 10 days out west. The …

Baseball

Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin are really mad that Icelandic parents are having abortions

An Icelandic doctor has to explain to two former Republican leaders that abortions aren't required in Iceland<p>Pro-life activists are jumping on a CBS News story this week focusing on Iceland, which is on pace to “virtually eliminate Down syndrome through abortion.”<p>Iceland is on pace to virtually …

Republicans

Iceland close to becoming first country where no Down's syndrome children are born

Iceland is close to becoming the first country where no-one gives birth to a child with Down's syndrome.<p>Pre-natal tests were introduced in the early …

Pregnancy