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Budgeting for holiday vacations can be hard, especially in addition to holiday gifts. Don't worry about costly hotels with the new HomeExchange program. Read more

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Reykjavik

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Let your summer holiday take you further from the midwest to breathtaking Iceland. With a distinctive Nordic sense of style, culture, and cuisine, this European destination is closer than you think and offers far more than your usual vacation. Read more

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Many of us make at least one trip every year to the area, so hop in your car and drive about 80 miles from Chicago to find an all-fun, no-stress perfect getaway. Here are 8 things to do on your visit: Read more

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You and your girls need a change of scenery, not too far from home. The answer? Two words. Galena, Illinois. Just a few short hours from downtown Chicago, charm, adventure, relaxation and great food await. Read more

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With holidays upon us, there is no better time to brush up on our bubbly. Here are 5 things you should know about champagne from the expert himself, Jay Schuster of RM Champagne Salon. Read more

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  • Waterfalls

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    Waterfalls

    The natural treasures and landscapes of Iceland are best seen through a series of guided tours. The longer the tours the more amazing sights you will see.

  • Reykjavik

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    Reykjavik

    The Icelandic capital is a uniquely Nordic cultural center. The best view of city—with colorful rooftops and harbor, as seen here, is from the top of the main church, Hallgrímskirkja.

  • Reykjavik Harbor

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    Reykjavik Harbor

    Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, sits on the harbor offering a wonderful fisheries, waterbound excursion departures, and scenic views.

  • Gullfoss

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    Gullfoss

    Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic waterfall of Iceland offering a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature. Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. On a sunny day shimmering rainbow can be seen over the falls.

  • Geysers

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    Geysers

    Iceland's geothermal activity results in several geysers throughout the country. On the Golden Circle Tour, the large "Geysir" puts on its show every 10 minutes.

  • Glacial Lava Cave

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    Glacial Lava Cave

    Reykjavik Excursions offers several tours. Day-long tours will take you further into the natural terrain of Iceland—such as glacial lava caves and more. Be prepared to put on ice boots and repel into these caverns!