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6 Thrilling Sites You Need To Visit In Iceland

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Iceland is a stunning and picture-perfect place. The beautiful valleys and waterfalls all offer various aspects of nature in their purest form. If you are planning your next trip, here are all the reasons you need to book tickets to Iceland right away:

Gullfoss Waterfall

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This waterfall is stunning in the early morning light. As the water falls down tens of meters, you will be taken away by the music and beauty of it all. Take a walk towards the waterfall and let yourself be consumed by its greatness.

Strokkur Geyser

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This geyser will most likely be part of your itinerary if you are doing the Golden Circle tour. It is located near the Hvítá river. A column of water sprouts from within the ground and reaches over 80 meters into the sky almost every four minutes. It is a wonderful creation of nature and the shots from the geyser turn out amazing as well. At times, the column of water can even reach up to 120 meters. This happens due to the presence of high seismic activity in the area – making it one of the largest active geysers on earth.

Reynisfjara Beach

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This place is famous for its stark black sand and the contrasting basalt columns that line the beach. Reynisfjara beach looks as if it appeared straight out of a Disney movie, for each aspect of it is so unbelievable. You can play around in the water and take some photos here. But of course, be careful not to go too deep or try swimming, as the waters are quite dangerous.

Kirkjufell

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Kirkjufell translates to Church Mountain. It is a peak located on Iceland’s northern shore. The way the mountain rises up – its shape and form – is widely famous and photographed a lot. Interestingly, the mountain’s shape, from other angles, has also been likened to a witch’s hat as well.

Myvatn in Northern Iceland

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This geothermal area has ancient lava formations and mud pools. There are many craters too. Moreover, for wildlife lovers, you can delight in the many interesting species of animals and birds that reside here.

Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve

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This reserve boasts of rhyolite mountains that can be seen in many hues, volcanoes, and numerous lava fields. Also, June to September is the best time to visit the Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve. You can hike all the way as you admire the view.

Leave these places just the way you found them – clean, serene, and without any litter.

 

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Best Travel Movies For You To Binge Watch!

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We all know how difficult the time has been lately due to COVID-19. Moreover, after WHO declaring it as a pandemic there has been extreme situations all across the world. The worst affected sector has been travel in terms of economically as well as mentally. It must be very difficult to calm your inner wandered during these tough times as well. Right now, the best you can do is sit at home and binge watch some travel movies!

Here, we present you some of the best travel movies to help you soothe your wanderlust- 


INTO THE WILD

An unimaginable true story of a fine student and athlete, the protagonist abandons everything and goes hitchhiking to the Alaska is a movie which will stay with you forever. This one movie should be your must-watch when it comes to theme of travel.

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HIGHWAY

A movie which you wish never ended, Highway takes you to the beauty of India; not only has it showed the scenic beauty of the mountains and villages but also visits the plains of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana and has beautifully conveyed the essence of travel.

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ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Antarctica is that one continent or place which has always fascinated us, and this movie is just here to fascinate you even more about this place. An incredibly beautiful and funny travel movie, it takes you on a tour of Antarctica and into the lives of people and animals living there.

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ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA

A movie which holds a special place in the hearts of the Indians, takes you through a road trip in the country of Spain and the once-in-a-lifetime adventures like deep-sea-diving and the Tomatina festival. The movie is sure to encourage you to travel with your best people and discover yourself through all of this.

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THE BUCKET LIST

A sentimental, predictable yet a movie which could make your heart feel warm; it inspires you to tick off your bucket list. Filmed in various locations of India, China, France and many more, the film is sure to give you some ideas for your next trips.

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QUEEN

A movie which teaches self love, takes you and the protagonist to Amsterdam and Paris. She learns that you are enough and through the movie travels these places and discovers her identity and gains a new perspective of living life on own terms.

Apart from movies, you can also watch many interesting short films if you’re not much of a binge fan. Checkout the link give below!

Top 7 short films you can watch during lockdown.

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Your Mini-Guide On How To Be A Minimalist Traveller

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Minimalist Packing

The Minimalist Traveller packs only what she/he needs. The What-if thinking has made us all pack multiple bags that made our trips heavy… physically and mentally. Long holidays require small backpacks. Allow yourself to be free and truly enjoy the places you visit by becoming a minimalist traveller.

These little tips will help you decide what to and what not to eliminate. 

 

Packing like a minimalist traveller

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“He who would travel happily must travel light.” Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

A Small Bag Helps

Every minimalist traveller starts packing with a small bag in hand. Of course, the more space you have, the more unnecessary items you end up packing.

 

Can’t decide what to leave at home? These three questions will automatically make your bag lighter…

  • Items not used on the last trip? 

Like the extra formal dress you packed, the heels you did not bother looking at, your own shampoo, 5 packets of chewing gum, ( you better not take that to Singapore … ), a different accessory for every dress you packed, the list is endless.

Consider packing one pair of shoes that are good for your trip. This means choosing something that allows comfortable exploration. 

 

packing the absolute essentials

Packing the absolute essentials
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  • Is there a habit you want to let go of?

This “habit” could be as innocent as curling your hair every morning, or could simply be eating a lot of packaged items like chocolates, gums and Nachos. 

Minimalist travellers embrace their natural look whenever travelling. So their Toiletries-bag ends up being lighter than those who regularly style their hair. Also, enjoying the local cuisine would help enhance your experience of visiting the places on your itinerary.

  • Is there a smaller version of the things I use?

Consider swapping books you want to read while travelling with e-versions on your phone. It is also useful to create a check list for your essential items.

The Mindset of a Minimalist Traveller

Bringing memoirs back from trips has always been a cool thing to do, and has been a trend for a long time. So has our need to stick to things for mental comfort, which makes our life cluttered. Buying a lot of things along the way will reduce the ease with which you travel, especially on a long trip with multiple destinations.

 

Minimalist Travellers usually avoid buying items on trips until necessary. Consider making this your Mantra!

Want to know more about travelling?

Read:

Ethical Travelling Is The Need Of The Hour

 

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Top Seven Travel Books To Soothe Your Mind

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Books are a man’s best friend because if you love reading books, you will never be alone. They take you in a totally different world filled with imagination and magic. It is like living a parallel life without having to teleport. Apart from this, the other great thing in life is travelling. What if we combine the two? Yes, we are talking about those books that inspire you to travel.We may not be able to venture far right now, but these travel books, from classics to comic travelogues, take us on journeys around the world.

1. Eat, Pray, Love by Eliza Gilbert

This book always comes first when we talk about travel. It is the story of Eliza Gilbert who is a modern-day American woman, who leaves behind her life to examine different aspects of her nature. She goes for pleasure to Italy, for devotion in India and finally to Bali. While she travels the different countries, you would want to travel with her. This book is everything that will inspire you to explore your life while exploring the world around you.

2. In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is a name which is synonymous to travel writing. You can’t pick up just one by him that’s good because they all are. This book chronicles his journey across Australia, as he goes from the east to the west, through tiny towns, coastal cities, and forgotten forests. He travels around the country in awe, and sometimes in fear. This book will make you want to travel to Australia!

3. The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

With so much travel literature telling us where to go, we can lose sight of the purpose behind traveling at all. Alain de Botton’s, The Art of Travel” serves as a reminder of the how and why when it comes to hitting the road, said Michelle Halpern, travel blogger at Live Like It’s The Weekend. Many travel-themed books play to our daydreams about travel, but de Botton takes a brutally honest and philosophical look.

4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Most travelers are searching for something on their adventures, whether it’s amazing archeological sites or the most delicious meal. But while you’re busy seeking something external, you usually end up discovering a piece of yourself you never knew was there. That’s exactly what happens in Paulo Coelho’s book, The Alchemist. 

5. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy

Few travel writers of any era compare to Dervla Murphy. Now in her late 80s, she’s been responsible for dozens of travel books, dwelling on destinations as varied as Cuba, Laos, Romania and Cameroon. Her 1965 debut remains her best known work, and tells the account of an astonishing solo bicycle expedition to Delhi.

6. Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy de Lisle

Canadian cartoonist Guy de Lisle is no standard travel writer and his books are far from standard travelogues. Using simple, unfussy, comic-strip illustrations, he recounts his first-hand experiences of living in some of the world’s knottiest destinations, from Myanmar to North Korea. The result is a series of graphic memoirs that brilliantly juggle the subtleties and oddities of being a stranger in a strange town.

7. Venice by Jan Morris

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Recent reports suggest the now-quiet canals of Venice are at their clearest for 60 years, with dolphins and swans spotted in recent days. The city, of course, has always had a touch of fantasy about it. Venice is a cheek-by-jowl, back-of-the-hand, under-the-counter, higgledy-piggledy, anecdotal city, writes Jan Morris in this 1960 masterpiece. Read this book for a ray of hope.

 

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