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Iceland, Langidalur Hut, Laugavegur hike, hiking iceland

Hidden Gems: Langidalur Hut on the Laugavegur Trail, Thórsmörk, Iceland

by Roxanne Kunz The Laugavegur trail, which stretches 55 kilometers from Landmannalauger to Thórsmörk*, is one of the best hikes in Iceland and is regularly listed as one of the top dream hikes in the world. I solo hiked the Laugavegur trail in July 2014 and was blown away by its surreal landscapes, challenging terrain, […]

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mindful travel in vietnam

Hidden Gems: The Elegance Emerald, Hanoi, Vietnam

We had arrived in Hanoi suddenly, after discovering in Ha Long Bay that our Vietnamese visas had expired unexpectedly. Using our app, we had pre-booked a place who promised they had room for our bikes. When it turned out that “room for our bikes” meant they’d be sitting on the sidewalk out front of […]

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Hidden Gems: Galabag Homestay, Thoen, Thailand

After a long, hot day of cycling, we ended up in Thoen Buri, a small town part way between Chiang Mai and Sukhothai. The three hotels on the main road were overpriced and skanky and after a very disappointing lunch in the musty restaurant of one of them, we couldn’t bring ourselves to check in. […]

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