Doing the Grand Canyon…by helicopter!


By: Jim Bamboulis

The first time I visited the Grand Canyon was 2004. With  a friend of mine. Flew into Vegas, rented a car and went on an epic road trip along Route 66.

I know. A bit odd that we hit the road as soon as we landed, right?There’s a perfectly logical explanation.

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Blue Lagoon is a must-do for a 1st-timer


By: Jim Bamboulis

There’s been a lot said about whether or not the Blue Lagoon in Iceland is worth the visit. Words like ‘overrated’, ‘hyped up’ and ‘tourist trap’ have all been used to describe the Lagoon itself and the experience you get.

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Interview with Hrönn Marinósdóttir, Festival Director, Reykjavik International Film Festival


By: Jim Bamboulis

I recently sat down with Hrönn Marinósdóttir, the very busy Festival Director for the Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF).

We talked film in Iceland, the humble beginnings of RIFF, the obstacles the festival has faced, the unique ways film goers can watch a film here (it involves swimming pools and caves) and of course, where the festival goes from here. I thank Hrönn for taking time out of our day to spend some time.

If you love venturing to off-the-beaten-path adventures sprinkled with culture, then RIFF is for you.

Enjoy the interview and happy travels!

Travels. Cultures. Experiences!

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