July 2013

Postcard from the Golden Circle

For many visitors to Iceland, the Golden Circle is their ultimate road trip: the popular loop features a waterfall, a geysir and a national park, all within a day’s driving of Reykjavik. Although we had seen dozens of waterfalls and a constant flow of stunning scenery on our Ring Road journey to Hofn, Aly and […]

July 18, 2013 Continue reading…

The guide to traditional Reykjavik

As much as I loved the hipster side of Reykjavik, the city isn’t all beanies and beards (although it’s certainly all Instagram-able). While it’s merely a town by international standards with a population of 120,000 (the same size as the suburb I grew up in), the Icelandic capital is delightfully quaint and surprisingly cosmopolitan. Dotted […]

July 16, 2013 Continue reading…

Dominating the world (or maybe not)

To preface this entire post: the biggest thing I learned at World Domination Summit is that I don’t like conferences. I don’t like large crowds of people and I don’t like schedules. Small talk drains me. I prefer exploring a city on my own, by myself. I also have a hard time with audio learning: give me […]

July 12, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from Hofn

We totally fell in love with Hofn. It’s the farthest point from Reykjavik that we drove to: 280 miles/455 kilometers and the closest “metropolis” to the glacier lagoon. It’s one of those places that, looking back, I’m not quite sure why we were so enamored with–other than that it gave us our first cup of […]

July 11, 2013 Continue reading…

The ultimate Iceland road trip

A road trip is without a doubt the best way to see Iceland. The country is stunning, but it’s sparsely populated. There are public transportation options, but they stick to the Ring Road. This is a country that gets better the farther you go from “civilization”: the most spectacular thing about the scenery is possibly […]

July 9, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the USA

The 4th of July is a day that always makes me happy to be an American. Beyond the history of the founding of our country, it’s the most summer-y day of the year. Everyone wants to be outside: at the beach or in a pool or the river or crowded around the campfire. There are […]

July 4, 2013 Continue reading…

Snorkeling Silfra: the crack between Europe and America

While living in Australia, I fell in love with scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Since then, I’ve explored underwater in Hawaii, Thailand and Indonesia (where I earned my certification to dive!). I’ve always equated snorkeling and scuba diving with bikinis, sunshine, tropical locales–so I was quite surprised when I found out that you […]

July 2, 2013 Continue reading…