The only place I have regretted being a solo traveler was in Iceland. I couldn't split the cost of a rental car or hotel room with someone, which would have given me a lot more freedom to explore outside Reykjavík. I ended up taking a guided tour of The Golden Circle, with stops at Þingvellir National Park, Geysir hot springs, and Gullfoss waterfall. Two nights was way too short to even scratch the surface of the gorgeous country.
Favorite memory? Relaxing in a hot tub at an outdoor public pool, with cold rain falling on my face and steam rising from the surface of the water. 10 hours later I landed at O'Hare International. // I was left with an overwhelming sense of sadness to leave Iceland so soon. Planning my two-night stopover with Icelandair, I knew I would be up against the Schengen area 90-day-limit, so that's why it was so short. I'll be back soon.
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