Exploring Iceland—West to Stykkisholmur

Today it hit me that we only had one night left in Iceland. I had been in a glorious daze of experiencing beautiful things all around me from the moment I woke up until the moment I went to sleep. I had barely turned on the TV or touched my phone, and that disconnect was … Continue reading Exploring Iceland—West to Stykkisholmur

Exploring Iceland—Whale Watching and Midnight Sun in Akureyri

I woke up so content with my little room on the farm. I ached to stay. The world felt so much easier to manage from a place like that. We strolled down to the host kitchen for breakfast, where the host’s cousin (Alma) met us again. She sat and chatted over breakfast—a nice spread of … Continue reading Exploring Iceland—Whale Watching and Midnight Sun in Akureyri

Exploring Iceland—Rural East to Seydisfjordur

The next morning, we got up early excited to get started on our drive up the eastern side of Iceland, a supposedly more rural and less populated stretch of the country. We chatted briefly with our Airbnb co-guests about our travel routes, a group of young French boys who were ambitiously cooking both breakfast for … Continue reading Exploring Iceland—Rural East to Seydisfjordur

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

San Francisco: Chilly Air and Cool Vibes

The next leg of our 50 states by the age of 30 journey will ultimately bring us to Hawaii, which will be the farthest geographical area that we will travel to within the U.S. from our home. I am actually writing this on an airplane over the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to quell my … Continue reading San Francisco: Chilly Air and Cool Vibes

Journey towards Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Two days before we flew to Detroit, Katie and I made a last minute decision to take the northern route on our way to Milwaukee instead of the (much shorter) southern course. This is one of the reasons that we don’t book our hotels in advance. After some finagling with Google maps and a glance … Continue reading Journey towards Michigan’s Upper Peninsula