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

Road Trip Alaska—Green Grass in Minnesota

This next trip is an especially important one. Katie turns 30 on April 26, and she has 3 more states to cover to complete her 50 by 30 Challenge. On this trip, we will hit Minnesota, North Dakota, and finish with the crowning glory—Alaska. I will bring my total up to 44 states by the … Continue reading Road Trip Alaska—Green Grass in Minnesota

Nashville—Leaving my City Roots for Boots

The last time I was in Nashville was exactly 3 years ago, when we circled the country. I was a typical anti-everything country New Yorker who had no idea what I was walking into. The initial shock of hearing pants referred to as “britches” and swerving through a sea of cowboy boots and whiskey wore … Continue reading Nashville—Leaving my City Roots for Boots

Detroit, MI Bound—Motown, Collard Greens, and a People Mover

For those of you who haven’t been following, Katie and I are working to complete the “50 by 30” challenge, where we will see all 50 states by the age of 30. This weekend, we decided to knock out Michigan and Wisconsin in a very short burst of time, since I have to ration my … Continue reading Detroit, MI Bound—Motown, Collard Greens, and a People Mover

Aspen, Annie’s Song and Ghostly Towns

We made it into Aspen by the evening and walked into town for some quick Japanese food. I was still surprisingly full from my BBQ glory earlier that day, so I settled on teriyaki salmon skewers, miso soup and fried banana-coconut springs rolls for dessert (ok, so it wasn’t that much less food than normal). … Continue reading Aspen, Annie’s Song and Ghostly Towns

Colorado, Rocky Mountain Hiiiiiigh

Leaving the Denver and Boulder area brought about a familiar comfort at the sight of our first endless open highway and secluded scenery. I remember this feeling so clearly from our first trip, how free I felt each and every time we were on that open road with nothing in sight and nothing to restrict … Continue reading Colorado, Rocky Mountain Hiiiiiigh