The Golden Circle is one of the most famous routes in Iceland. We did this at the end of our road trip and maybe it would be better to do it in the beginning. This is also perfect to do with a rental car from Reykjavik as a day trip.
When you are driving from Reykjavik, the first waterfall you will see is Seljalandsfoss. Because we didn’t do the Golden Circle until the end of our road trip, this was the first waterfall we saw. And it was spectacular. And for a unique view, you can even walk behind the waterfall into a little cave.
A lot of people say it is impossible to have good (and healthy) food in the US. They say you only can get fast food like burgers and pizza. During our trip (and previous trips to the US), we discovered that you can get really good food, sometimes by doing some research, like using Tripadvisor or yelp for example. In the small towns, the local diner always has a big variety of choices for not only dinner, but also lunch and especially breakfast. Also in the supermarket, you have more choices for healthy and adapted food then we have in Belgium.
When we were interviewed at the airport in Amsterdam about our trip to the US, we got the question why Des Moines? Why? Well, we were invited to celebrate the wedding of friends. It was a very nice and lovely experience to be part of. We had a very good time in Des Moines and had the chance to catch up with old friends.
In about one week, we will leave for our little road trip in the US. We will start our journey in Des Moines, Iowa and through Yellowstone and Grand Teton we will drive to Salt Lake City.
In about 5 weeks, my boyfriend and I are flying to Des Moines to start our 3th road trip in the USA. It is not the most popular starting point, but there is a very good reason for that. Friends of ours are getting married and we are happy to be invited to celebrate it with them.