The Lonely Planet newsletter a few months back had an article on the Best in Travel Readers’ Choice Award and the winner was Iceland. Iceland? There are many places I’d like to go but Iceland never crossed my mind. Ever. Not because if the Ice part of its name—I live in Houston so I fantasize about cold weather five months a year—but I’ve never met anyone who has even been there. So I read the article and found myself wondering if it might be a fun adventure destination for the following reasons given by LP readers:
- Volcanoes, aurora, glaciers, icebergs, incredible displays of nature!
- Back-country areas are still largely undiscovered
- Geothermally heated pools to refresh the soul
- Hip, cool Reykjavik
- Affordable compared to the rest of Europe
But the one that really got me was:
So does anyone have any suggestions for an unconventional vacation destination? What about short-breaks and road-trips? Where are you going this summer?