Hi everyone! My DH and I like to travel and when we find a good deal, we usually jump on it. TravelZoo sent me an email about Reykjavik, Iceland and we just couldn't pass it up. So I am going to get to see the Aurora Borealis (I hope anyway)! We are leaving the States on March 19, 2014 and will be on a boat looking for the Northern Lights during the Equinox (March 20, 2014). I'm so excited! My sister-in-law, niece, son, and one of his friends are going with us. It should be an exciting time. I like to journal my trips and always make some kind of journal prior to leaving. This is my journal for this trip. It started with folded file folders (cut to the size I wanted) and glued together. Some pages have pockets and some don't. I then cut out all of the words and numbers using Art Nouveau Font 1 in CCR. I then covered chipboard for the front and back covers. The spine was two pieces of card stock glued to some tyvek then added it to the covered chipboard on the outside. I then adhered the file folders to the covered chipboard on the inside. I also added a piece of washi tape to the seam of each page for decoration but it will also give it a little more stability. I added some Icelandic words for eating, food, cuisine, just to make it a little different.
Doing some research, I found out that Icelanders believe in elves, fairies, gnomes, sprites, mountain spirits, etc. So I decided to add a few of them in also. The fairies are from Tinker Bell, the gnomes from Freshly Picked, and the elf is from Wrap it Up. I also found some unique things to do while there. We are going to attend the Elf School. Magnason has been teaching this class for many years. The following day, we will meet up with a lady by the name of Sibby to go in search of elves, fairies, gnomes, etc. We will also be taking a Brewery tour, the Golden Circle tour, walking around the City, and then prior to going home, a trip to the Blue Lagoon. I hope you like it.