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I fell in love with Iceland pretty much immediately. With its otherworldly beauty, it was easy to see why the Vikings decided to settle here despite its harsh climate. While I only had four days in Iceland, I could have easily spent much more time exploring its vast beauty. If you’re like me and you only have a few short but sweet days to spend in Iceland, here is how you can make the most of it. Day 1: Blue LagoonStart your Icelandic vacation off right with a soak at the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland’s most popular attractions. Most tourists...

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I’ve always been fascinated by Egypt. It all started when I was 7 years old, and my mom bought me a book about Egypt. From that point on I was hooked. My lifelong fascination with Egypt inspired me to finally take the plunge and visit this beautiful country. It was everything I could have asked for and more. If you only have five days in Egypt, here is how you can make the most of your visit.  Day 1: Visit Saqqara/Memphis, Giza Pyramids, Camel Ride Start your visit in Egypt by visiting the ancient capital of Memphis/Saqqara and the Giza...

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One of the most frequently asked questions people asked me about Egypt was, “is it hot?” And my answer is “yes!” Egypt has a hot desert climate and is hot year-round. Even though I visited in September, temps were still in the 80’s to 90’s. My goal for packing for Egypt was to make sure I had clothes that could beat the heat, while also dressing modestly to be respectful towards Egypt’s culture. Egypt is an Islamic country, so I chose outfits that were both comfortable and that didn’t reveal a lot. Here are some of my best tips for...

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  Egypt is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. If you're traveling to Egypt, here are some things you should know before you go.  Traveling to Egypt During Covid As of October 2021, you need a negative COVID test to enter the country. You need to have the test done at least 72 hours before you arrive. It’s also important that the test is a PCR test and not an antigen test. While I heard that Egypt requires test results to have either a QR code or a stamp from the lab on it – I found that they didn’t look too closely...

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Ditch The Palm Oil Many bar soaps use palm oil as a hardener. However, palm oil is a major driver of deforestation in some of the world's most biodiverse forests. Deforestation not only leads to the destruction of forests but also drives out and destroys wildlife. When buying soap look for a brand that uses Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) or does not use palm oil. At The Adventuress Soap Co, we use only certified sustainable palm oil.  Stay Away From Parabens  Parabens are often used as a preservative in soap and beauty products which are known hormonal disruptors that...

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