The interior of Jólagarðurinn, The Christmas Garden store in Akureyri, Iceland.
Iceland

Souvenir Story: The Yule Lads of Iceland

Souvenir Story: The Yule Lads of Iceland Meet Bjúgnakrækir. That’s Icelandic for “sausage swiper.” And this is his mother’s cat, Jolakotturinn (The Yuletide Cat), who enjoys lounging in the sun, sleeping all day, and eating children. Yum. Every December…

weekend in Toronto Eaton Centre
Canada

A Holly Jolly Weekend in Toronto [VIDEO]

A Holly Jolly Weekend in Toronto Last night we put up the Christmas tree while classic holiday songs played over the speaker and our cat Cheddar stretched out in front of the fireplace. I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. I…

Desk Departure: How to travel the world with a full time job
Desk Departure

Desk Departure Tip: Become a Policy Expert

Welcome to The World Incorporated’s Desk Departure series! Monthly tips to show you that it IS possible to travel the world with a full time job. Throughout this series, you’ll learn: How to travel the world without sacrificing your…

weekend in Traverse City
Pure Michigan USA

Power Trip: A Romantic Weekend in Traverse City

A weekend in Traverse City, Michigan. Traverse City is known for it’s wine and beer, stunning vistas, proximity to national & state parks, and unlimited itinerary options for families or couples. We’re focusing on the romance, dialing up the fancy,…

Chicago beach skyline
Desk Departure USA

When it’s worth being crazy to travel

“You’re crazy.” That’s what they told me. “They” being nearly everyone I encountered and shared my plan with. The plan: Work all day Friday. Come home to a family party hosted at my house. Leave around midnight to drive…

Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon
Iceland

In Search of the Secret Ice Cave

In Search of the Secret Ice Cave Silence. We’re standing on the edge of Fjallsárlón. It’s a glacier lagoon adjacent to it’s more famous counterpart, Jökulsárlón. It’s different, however. The water is murky brown like chocolate milk. Too opaque to peer…