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Been There, Do This: Fridheimar Farm in Southern Iceland

Been There, Do This: Fridheimar Farm in Southern Iceland

Bellies rumbling, we turned off the frosty road in search of something that could warm us from the inside out. The next stop on the roughly 190-mile Golden Circle — southern Iceland’s famed tourist route that includes Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur geyser, Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs — would have to wait.

Been There, Do This: Afternoon Tea at Rosewood London

Been There, Do This: Afternoon Tea at Rosewood London

The Mirror Room at Rosewood London has achieved what lovers of interior decor may consider perfect harmony — mirrors reflect and refract, climbing up the entry wall into the high ceiling; from the light fixtures, embers of burnt chartreuse mingle with silver sparks; and velveteen couches, prim and yet cushy, hug darker wooden tables. This is the first phase of afternoon tea, and taking those initial steps to your table may quickly turn into more of a glide.

Been There, Do This: Russian Tea Time in Chicago

Been There, Do This: Russian Tea Time in Chicago

When it comes to culinary delights, Chicago has no shortage for hungry foodies. Perhaps most famously, the Windy City spawned America’s love for gooey deep-dish pizza and piled-high “Chicago Way” hot dogs that drip with electric-green relish and tangy yellow mustard (best enjoyed during a Cubs game at Wrigley Field).

Been There, Do This: Blue Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Been There, Do This: Blue Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

As a deeply spiritual nation, Thailand has no shortage of Buddhist temples. During my weeklong trip in the country, each temple proved more extravagant in design than the next. But the eye-catching beauty of these temples doesn’t come at the cost of humility.