Iceland in 7 Days

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Day 1   Take the FlyBus (or rent a car) from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik 101 (downtown). This is where you’ll find the majority of the city’s bars, restaurants, cafés, museums, and galleries. Very walkable. Explore your surroundings and take a stroll along the harbor or Tjornin Pond. To keep costs down (as hotels can be … Read more

Iceland in 10 Days

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Day 1   Take the FlyBus (or rent a car) from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik 101 (downtown). This is where you’ll find the majority of the city’s bars, restaurants, cafés, museums and galleries. Very walkable. Explore your surroundings and take a stroll along the harbor or Tjornin Pond. To keep costs down (as hotels can be … Read more

Iceland in 14-21 Days

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This amount of time will enable you to enjoy the full expanse of the Ring Road while having the time to get out of the car and explore. Earlier in the year (e.g. April/May, I would recommend going in a counter-clockwise direction so that by the time you arrive in the North (especially in the … Read more

General Tips on Iceland Travel

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1)         Do not go for the weather. It can be beautiful blue sky or misty, rainy, or snowy. Come prepared for all possibilities and enjoy the forces of nature. 2)         Mid-June through mid-August are by far the busiest tourist seasons. So, if you want to avoid the crowds, go in May, early June, late August or September. … Read more

Travel Again: Iceland Is Open and Author of an Award-Winning Icelandic Thriller Is Your Guide

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Sara Winokur’s DOUBLE BLIND: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders Is a Must-Read for Anybody who Plans to Explore this Nordic Country. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles, California — For US vaccinated citizens who miss traveling to Europe and are ready to embark on their next adventure, Iceland is one of the few available destinations. Author and world-traveler Sara … Read more

Renowned Geneticist Makes Her Debut as a Novelist

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A member of the team that discovered the genes associated with muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease, and dwarfism, Sara Winokur will release her first Icelandic mystery novel on March 31st. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, California: After a long and rewarding career as a scientist, Sara Winokur reinvents herself as an author with her debut mystery … Read more

To Infinity and Beyond: My Journey

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Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I won’t say it was a blessing in disguise because at the time, it turned my world upside down. The day the diagnosis was confirmed, my daughter was due to start college and had to fly across the country to begin her own journey. That must … Read more

Double Blind – Short Synopsis

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Sara’s first novel Double Blind: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders will be released in digital form and in paperback on March 31st 2020!  Geneticist Brynja Pálsdóttir mines the country’s controversial DNA database to crack the country’s toughest cases, none so puzzling as the disappearance of her young brother two decades earlier. Still wracked with guilt for losing sight of him … Read more

Bluetooth: A One-Thousand Year Legacy Part One

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Ever wonder how Bluetooth technology got its name? Next time you pair an audiobook to your phone, tablet, or smart speaker, you can thank Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson, Viking King of Denmark c. 958-986. Bluetooth was born into a new royal line centered at Jelling (North Jutland) and completed the country’s unification begun by his father. … Read more

Beware the Mistletoe

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No, I don’t mean beware the creepy holiday guest who steals a kiss while you stand unwittingly beneath a sprig of mistletoe. I mean beware the potential toxicity of holiday plants such as mistletoe. Poisonous plants are perhaps not the most cheerful of topics, but one that I admit I’ve become somewhat obsessed with after … Read more

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