Bath or Bust!

Really ... I did have every intention of posting here while on my amazing trip to Bath and London in September.  I confess: I had little opportunity.  Why yes it was THAT much fun, but also I had dreadful connectivity issues while there. On 9/11 I dared to board a flight for Heathrow from San …

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Journey to the Center of the Jökull – (Giving volcanic ash the finger or Part 2)

They have T-shirts and magnets for sale at every shop in Iceland, but for once, the cheesy tourist junk was tempting because it was funny. “What part of Eyjafjallajökull do you not understand.”  I HAD to get the magnet! The Icelandic Kroner is a wildly flocculating rascal in the international exchange world.  Rather more colorful …

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Journey to the Center of … Eyjafjallajökull (don’t panic – we’ll review the pronunciation.) (Part 1)

Tours can be great for authors – all that professional wisdom and tidbits of useless trivia only we can appreciate.  Weird little things can come up in the oddest places, such as my overhearing that until the 20th Century most ships couldn’t dock in Reykjavik because the harbor is shallow and other harbors were the …

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Journey to the Center of … Iceland!

Jules Verne might not have set foot on Iceland before releasing his Journey to the Center of the Earth, but in anticipation of the third Volcano Lady novel (cross your fingers for a Spring 2014 release,) I did.  Not only is the country on my Bucket List of travelling to the three “I” countries (Iceland, …

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