Useful Travel Items: Drybags

Following on from last month’s Useful Travel Items: Travel Towels, this month I bring their partners-in-crime, drybags. Or possibly dry bags but I’m going for the single-word version. Drybags are an absolute revelation. I was aware of their existence from my previous life as a caver, where we worshipped all things waterproof but I didn’t… More Useful Travel Items: Drybags

Iceland & body confidence

I’m not entirely sure whether that particular combination of words has ever been used before but let’s talk about body confidence and the effect Iceland can have on it! I am an adult human female. The media tells me and everyone I know that my body is the wrong shape, the wrong size, the wrong… More Iceland & body confidence

Laugarvatn Fontana

As I passed through the Golden Circle region on my journey from a little house in Borgarnes to a tent in Selfoss, I stopped for a couple of hours in Iceland’s smallest and quietest spa. Timer #selfie in #sæla at #fontana A post shared by Juliet Frost (@polarbearjuliet) on Sep 3, 2016 at 1:33pm PDT… More Laugarvatn Fontana

Bath Thermae Spa

You may know by now that I’m a bit of a fiend for spas. I know, it came as a surprise to me because I’m pretty much the ungirliest of the ungirly and I never thought I’d be the sort of person who enjoyed a spa. But I do! A few weeks ago, I was… More Bath Thermae Spa

Plans for 2016

The New Year is a time for making plans but I’ve had my hands a bit full and haven’t had the time or space in my brain to start thinking about what I’m going to do in 2016. No resolutions (apart from try to lose enough weight that I can wear my rings again –… More Plans for 2016

Mývatn Nature Baths

It’s lunchtime on my thirtieth birthday and I am scurrying down wet slippery wooden steps in a cloud of sulphur, barefoot and shivering. Today I’m spending the afternoon in the Mývatn Nature Baths. The Nature Baths are the smaller, less famous cousin of the Blue Lagoon in the south west of Iceland, situated an hour… More Mývatn Nature Baths

The Blue Lagoon

If you go to Iceland, you will hear two things about the Blue Lagoon. You will hear it derided as expensive and touristy and you will hear it lauded as amazing. Both of these things are true. Lots of people talk about the Blue Lagoon but this is a post with all the details that… More The Blue Lagoon