Europe, Iceland, Waterfalls

Iceland 8-Day Winter Itinerary

In December 2019 I traveled to Iceland for the second time.  Though I've blogged each day separately, I've decided to compile more of the practical details (stops, restaurants, accommodations, tours, etc) into one post to share with anyone else who is planning a winter (specifically, New Year's Day-centered) trip to Iceland!  Blog posts were the… Continue reading Iceland 8-Day Winter Itinerary

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The 50th Earth Day

Today is the 50th Earth Day, and what a wonderful place Earth is!  But my heart aches for the suffering our planet - our home - is enduring.  As anthropogenic climate change warms our oceans, melts our glaciers, endangers countless habitats, and brings more severe weather, it can make me feel helpless.  The contiguous U.S.… Continue reading The 50th Earth Day

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 7 Hanging Out On Sólheimajökull

Day 7 - January 2, 2020 Ever been somewhere so windy that if someone opens the front door to the guesthouse, your ears pop from the pressure difference? No? Well, that's too bad!  😉 Needless to say, the weather got a little crazy overnight, and the brown landscape was blanketed with new snow and hurricane… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 7 Hanging Out On Sólheimajökull

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 6 South Coast Adventuring

Day 6 - January 1, 2020 8am alarm wasn't as painful as I thought it would be after a 2am bedtime.  I had a big day planned that I was super excited for helped, though I did have some tinges of sadness that I didn't stay out and party in true NYE Icelandic style. Shower,… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 6 South Coast Adventuring

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 4: Filling My Heart in the Lava Fields

Day 4 - December 30th I did it!  I slept in!  It only took me three mornings to figure out how to do it!  This was a day I quite didn't know what to do really.  I had looked into venturing to the western edge of Snæfellsnes, but then realized that would be a lot… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 4: Filling My Heart in the Lava Fields

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 3: Living My Best Life on Snæfellsnes

December 29th - Day 3... The wind was whipping when I awoke, still way before anyone else in the guesthouse (still hadn't figured out to just sleep in).  The appeal of Iceland is it's natural beauty, which is hard to see when it's COMPLETELY DARK, so I knew I didn't want to get too early… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 3: Living My Best Life on Snæfellsnes

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 2: Silfra Snorkeling, Wintry Waterfalls, and Snowy Streets of Borgarnes

December 28th - Day 2... because I was still very new to this whole "darkness until midday" concept that is winter in Iceland, my alarm went off at a bright and cheery 6:30am.  I'm use to hotels in the U.S., which are bustling at such an hour, but it was dead quiet at Efstidalur.  I… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 2: Silfra Snorkeling, Wintry Waterfalls, and Snowy Streets of Borgarnes