The morning of Day 6, I climbed out of my top bunk and showered in the amusingly tiny but entirely sufficient bathroom of our little cabin and got everything packed up. This was a daily routine. It was snowing lovely delicate fat snowflakes so we took a few pictures and headed into the "town" of Hvammstangi to see if anything was open or if any seals would be visible.Read More
On day two we awoke to an amazing sunrise over the stunning coastline of The Westman Islands. We arrived in the dark the night before, so had no idea what to expect, and were thoroughly impressed by what the golden light of 8:00am revealed. Excited to get outside and take some photos, we checked out of the Aska Hostel and headed to the bakery/cafe ("bakari/konditori") across the street for coffee and a quick breakfast.Read More
I can't believe it's already 2016. This time last year, I was having a panic attack as I began planning my month-long trip to Europe. Now, I am counting down the days til Iceland 2.0 - I'm going at the beginning of February with my cousin for a second road trip around the country.
I've been meaning for quite a while to write a more thorough account of my first trip there, and have obviously just not gotten around to it. Anyhoo, what better time than the present (months after the actual experience)!Read More
Where there's blog, there's vlog, or so the old saying goes. After quite a long time considering it, I've finally crossed the bridge into vlogging, and I can only imagine there is no going back and reclaiming of the dignity lost in doing so. No one said it would be easy, or pretty, and that's good for expectations, because it's neither of those things.Read More
I woke up in Willits to more of the same enthusiasm-crushing greyness that was really coming to define my trip. I checked out around 9:00am, passed the laughable outdoor pool, and got into my Hyundai Accent, which had - thus far - conquered wet roads, steep hills, and high speeds without even a hint of complaint.Read More