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Iceland’s food scene has not always received the warmest of receptions overseas. You’ll often hear tales of sheep heads and fermented shark, but please don’t let these dishes put you off, as in reality, these are only a select few out of a whole range of delicious foods to try in Iceland. Let us tempt you with farm-fresh ice cream, chocolate factories and delicious tomato soup, shall we? Take a look at our curated list of the top food experiences every foodie needs to do in Iceland.

Read more: https://www.northbound.is/blog/269/top-food-experiences-to-do-in-iceland


Iceland is the dream destination for any photographer. Whether you’re into wildlife, portrait or landscape photography, Iceland has something for everyone.

The great part about Iceland is that the unique geography provides endless beauty everywhere you look, so even if you’re only joining us for a short layover you’ll find plenty of opportunities to take fantastic shots. Now, you might be wondering where the best photography spots in Iceland are located and what’s the best time of year to visit?

Continue on this ultimate photography guide to Iceland and let’s find out!

Read more: https://www.northbound.is/blog/268/the-ultimate-photographers-guide-to-iceland1

If you find yourself wondering about things to do in Iceland or day trips from Reykjavik, then look no further than The Golden Circle.

As perhaps the most popular sightseeing route in Iceland, for anyone who doesn’t have enough time to drive the entirety of Iceland’s iconic ring road, the Golden Circle offers the perfect experience of everything Iceland’s beautiful fire and ice landscapes have to offer.

It’s the ideal day trip from Reykjavik and a great option for those with a short layover in Iceland. Use our complete guide to the Golden Circle to find out everything you need from which sites to see, what clothes to pack, the various detours to take, or some delicious restaurants to try.

Read more: https://www.northbound.is/blog/264/golden-circle-in-iceland-the-complete-guide

If there’s one herb you can always rely on, it’s mint. Mint is perhaps the easiest and most useful herb to include in your garden. It’s low maintenance, grows quickly and is multi-purpose thanks to its fragrant and medicinal properties… and all-rounder in the interest of growing local! Before you go wild though, it’s important to note that if left to its own devices, Mint can and will take over your garden! Our suggestion? Follow this simple guide to growing mint and you’ll be happily sipping away on a garden-fresh mint mojito in no time. 

Read more: http://www.growitlocal.com/blogs/how-to-grow-mint

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Did you know that last year 4.3 billion kilograms of food waste was generated in Australia, with a staggering 87% of it sent to landfill? Despite food waste being biodegradable, if the organic matter doesn’t break down properly in landfills it emits methane gas, which is 30 times as potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide! Starting a compost is a great way to divert food waste from landfills whilst creating fantastic soil for your garden. Sounds like a win-win situation, doesn’t it? Use this guide to learn how to compost and get started composting today!

Read more: http://www.growitlocal.com/blogs/how-to-compost-a-beginners-guide-1

Whether they’re climbing trees, digging in the dirt or observing insects - children love to be outside. However, as technology becomes an increasing distraction many children are missing out on the adventures to be had exploring nature. Getting kids involved in the garden is not only a great way to reconnect children to the outdoors, it’s also a fun and simple way to teach children where their food comes from.

Read more: http://www.growitlocal.com/blogs/growing-fruit-vegetables-with-kids


Avocados have undeniably become one of the favourite foods of the 21st century. From good old guacamole and smashed avocado on toast to avocado ice cream and even avocado chocolate cake, our society has become obsessed with this proclaimed superfood. But where does this creamy green fruit really come from and how did it sneak into every household and corner shop today? I went back to research the origins of the avocado and traced it all the way to the present day in an attempt to learn more about this popular food.

Read more: https://medium.com/@lukas_59582/brief-history-of-avocados-e287ff293c25

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Yassin Terou and his family arrived in the United States in 2011 after fleeing the Syrian civil war. He came to the US in search of new opportunities and a new life. Speaking little English and unable to find employment, Yassin remembered his rough beginnings and told ABC News how he learned to, “handle hate with love.” He eventually started, “selling sandwiches and juices as we do in Syria,” where he started getting praise for his delicious food.

Read more: http://stories.thebl.com/4598/syrian-refugee-lives-american-dream-when-falafel-shop-is-named-nicest-place-in-america.html

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Jessie, a 28-year-old marketing executive from New York, has always been passionate about running. Recently, however, she knew she wanted to take her passion a step further and help out athletes with disabilities. So she signed up to volunteer with Achilles International, an organization set up in 1983, with their aim being “to encourage disabled people to participate in mainstream athletics.”

Read more: http://stories.thebl.com/7537/a-perfect-fit-blind-marathon-runner-and-sighted-volunteer-guide-fall-in-love.html

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Six-year-old Ian Christensen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes back in 2016. He’s not the only one in his family with the disease. Ian’s uncle, Aaron, was pronounced diabetic when he was a teenager and eventually lost both his kidney and eyesight. As ABC News reports, Aaron recalls telling Ian: “You can’t let the diabetes control you. You have to control it.”

Read more: http://stories.thebl.com/3824/6-year-old-with-diabetes-sells-pumpkins-to-buy-new-service-dog-and-raises-over-24000.html

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The ability for organisations to design and develop unique experiences for its customers has been gaining attraction over the last years amongst academics and practitioners alike. A collection of recent studies by IBM, Forrester Research, and Accenture have revealed that improving the customer experience was the top priority for leading companies around the world. Organisations increasingly see customer experience as an opportunity to build a long-term competitive advantage that has the ability to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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