On our most recent trip to visit my brother and sister-in-law in London, we decided to finally try the Icelandair route, which involves two flight, one from BOS to KEF, and another shorter hop from KEF to LHR. What’s intriguing about this approach is that Icelandair and Keflavik exist primarily on transit passengers (as opposed to people making Iceland their primary destination), and they make it very convenient for you to take an extended layover (nine hours in our case) and there are a number of cheap shuttle buses that will take you around SW Iceland, into Reykjavik, or off to soak in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon Spa.
Where Offbeat Eats has been:
One of the few bright spots of having a lot of travel to/from Massachusetts these days is that I’ve gotten to knock a few places off of my hit list in Southern NH and Northern MA. One particular group of restaurants that I’ve been trying to visit has been the several taquerias that have cropped up around Manchester, NH. First of all, Manchester isn’t particularly known as a Mexican area; it has a decent Latino population, but when we moved to NH, the primary options for Mexican food consisted of La Carreta (which is rather anglicized for my tastes which have been primarily calibrated by my Arizona upbringing and travels) and a small place on the east side (now El Mexicano, under different owners, I believe) which was in a slightly sketchy neighborhood, but made decent authentic tacos. But that was basically it.