As you may know, when we went to Los Angeles for a weekend a few weeks ago, we didn’t have anything planned and pretty much winged it most of the time – exploring the city, ducking into interesting shops, and taking it easy. We did end up doing some fun things (besides food & Harry Potter World), so I thought I’d make a little list so you can pick and choose for your next trip to La La Land!
This past weekend, Colby and I got back from our second trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in California, so I figured it’s high time I wrote a blog post about it. Even though this version of Harry Potter World isn’t as big or as detailed as the one in Florida (so I hear), it’s still amazing in its own right and I would still rather visit Hogwarts than Disneyland. It’s true.
The first time we went, in May 2016, it was just a month after the Hollywood Wizarding World had opened, and our second visit was just a few days ago (in February 2017). Our February trip was less crowded, but honestly, not by much. Both times we had an amazing experience and just like last time, I can’t wait to go back! So, let’s dive in!
If you ever find yourself on a plane heading to the land of fire and ice, make sure you’re planning on roadtripping the southern coast of Iceland. The south coast is one of the most tourist-y parts of the country, but for good reason! There are so many cool things along this route that you don’t want to miss.
The fact that Christmas is less than two weeks away and I have not finished my Christmas shopping is giving me anxiety. But for now I’m choosing to ignore it and instead, plan some last minute activities in the city! I love my hometown in the Wasatch mountains all the time, but something about Christmas makes it extra magical. Snow falling between the buildings downtown, lights glittering through the chilliest nights, and all the fun things going on just make me feel all warm and cozy inside.
If you’ve ever thought about going to Iceland, chances are you’ve put the Sólheimasandur plane crash on your list of must-sees while you’re there. It’s a pretty famous spot – after all, where else do you get to see the real wreckage of a DC 3 plane? But the pictures you’ve seen probably don’t tell the whole story, so I’m here to let you in on what you can expect there and how to get that perfect shot.