Exploring Iceland—South Iceland to Hofn

I woke up in the morning to the sound of birds chirping and the family dog sleeping outside my window. It was so incredibly serene and secretive out there. We crept out of our room and went to grab some free breakfast in the host’s kitchen (toast, coffee and cereal). Baby sheep trotted inside a … Continue reading Exploring Iceland—South Iceland to Hofn

Exploring Iceland—South to Hvolsvollur

The next morning, we bid goodbye to our awesome apartment and set off to tackle (part of) the Golden Circle—a series of intriguing natural sights like craters and geysers—and end in our Airbnb for the night just south of Hvolsvollur. We grabbed some Skyr yogurts for the road (Islandic creamy yogurt similar to Greek yogurt) … Continue reading Exploring Iceland—South to Hvolsvollur

Exploring Iceland—Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik Night #2

We had a super important plan for today—bathing the day away at the Blue Lagoon geothermal hot pools. Blue Lagoon has become somewhat of a tourist mecca, and probably pales in comparison to the dozens of natural hot springs that are sprinkled throughout the country. Despite this, we wanted to give it a shot and … Continue reading Exploring Iceland—Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik Night #2

Exploring Iceland—Reykjavik Bound

Iceland has been on Katie’s and my bucket list for a long time. We are road trip fiends and suckers for mountain views, so it was essentially a given. It has been a little hard to get excited for the trip though over the past week, with the gut-wrenching and highly personal tragedy that occurred … Continue reading Exploring Iceland—Reykjavik Bound

Dry-Rubbed Skirt Steak with Port Pomegranate Reduction

Being out of class for the summer has been extraordinary. I feel like I just emerged from a thick layer of endless fog that I had been blindly flailing inside of for the past few months. I remembered that I had actual friends. I remembered what it felt like to be free to make plans … Continue reading Dry-Rubbed Skirt Steak with Port Pomegranate Reduction