Aundrea Celeste Sheffey, Great Grandma, thyroid cancer patient happily snapping moments & translating them into travel mementos, home decor items

and trendy fashion designs.

Australia /Austria /Brazil /Bulgaria

Canada /Denmark /Finland /France/
Guadeloupe /Germany /Greece/

Hungary /Ireland /Italy /Japan/
Luxembourg /Mexico /Netherlands/

New Zealand / Norway /Portugal/
Romania / Spain /Sweden / Switzerland/
Thailand /Turkey /United Kingdom

join me in using your favorite colors

Celebrating my 61st, birthday in Iceland was puzzling to most of my Boston friends. They figured anyone living in New England would head to a tropical climate rather than head off to an even colder country.

This year I amazed myself by stepping outside my predicable Capricorn comfort zone by adapting a little bit of my wild and adventurous Aquarius side.

I've had the hardest time describing Iceland's constantly changing winter weather which is why I love photography. However, I really need to wrap my brain around the appropriate words so folks can Google and find my work like this stunning sun peeking through winter clouds Icelandic greeting card that I photography while riding the mini tour bus. lol.

Yes, I love collecting gold bracelet charms as travel mementos. It became a passion of mine back in 2008 when visited Rome and part of our tour was a discount to a jewelry store in the Piazza. 

I've since learned to research, locate and contact jewelry stores before I even leave my house and get on the plane.

I'm so ecstatic to have added my new Reykjavik, Iceland to my almost completely full bracelet. I was hoping it would have Iceland written on it however I believe Iceland is island in Icelandic.

Trip email alerts are wonderful as they pop in my email box saving me time and sometimes a vacation will appear that I never would have even thought of traveling to and Iceland was one such package. A super four night, airfare, hotel, transfers, free breakfast AND Wi-Fi all for under  $750.00. 

There was absolutely no hesitation, picking up the phone and book this Travelzoo advertised vacation / 61st birthday trip. 

Rain, snow, rain, snow, sunshine and snow all on the same day.


Reykjavik, ICELAND

Visiting Iceland in winter A few favorite photos of recent visit to Iceland.
New Iceland gold braclet charm I love collecting gold, international bracelet charms![/caption]

It's been a very long time since I've been enamored of a country and for some unknown reason, my quick, 4 day visit to Iceland remains very vivid in my mind.

I can't seem to stop talking and writing about my January trip to Reykjavik. Almost every single person we met was friendly and helpful. Only two, a salesperson at a jewelry store in the city and a flight attendant at the airport on our last day made it a 98% successful adventure. 

It is very much on my radar and I've set up a travel discount package alert with a plan to return during the summer for a comparison.