Europe, Finland

A Spring Day in Helsinki

In April 2019, my boyfriend (Kubo) and I took a trip for business/pleasure to Finland, and we had the chance for a day in Helsinki... well, maybe partial day as we caught the 9:50am bus from Kotka, and arrived shortly before noon... but a "day" nonetheless.  Though quick, we were able to catch a lot… Continue reading A Spring Day in Helsinki

Europe, Hot Springs, Iceland

Guide to Iceland’s Hot Pots & Swimming Pools

In the Land of Fire & Ice, geothermal water is in abundance.  While much of it is boiling, or at least way too hot for humans to enter, there's also a fair share of it that is perfect for a nice, relaxing soak, often with an otherworldly view to boot. Hot pots, as they're called… Continue reading Guide to Iceland’s Hot Pots & Swimming Pools

United States, Work Travel Life, Wyoming

Workin’ my way around Wyoming – the bright side of work travel in this wonderful place!

To take my own spin on Dagobert Runes' quote, "People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home," replace the second people with places - it's amazing how far people will travel to see things that they can see in their own backyards.  I'm guilty of this,… Continue reading Workin’ my way around Wyoming – the bright side of work travel in this wonderful place!

Colorado, Microadventures, United States

March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon

  Microadventure: National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year, Alastair Humphreys, made this his thesis for life. He believed that capitalizing on small, close-to-home adventures was not only fun, but healthy for the explorer in all of us. Or as Alastair says, adventures that are “small and achievable, for normal people with real lives.”  Just get out… Continue reading March’s Microadventure: Saturday drive up Poudre Canyon

Europe, Iceland

Traveling Around Iceland in a Camper Van

In September 2018, my boyfriend, Kubo, and I spent nineteen days traveling 2,300 miles through Iceland in a camper van we affectionately named Carl from KúKú Campers.  Because #vanlife is an absolutely amazing way to see and experience Iceland, below follows my comprehensive guide to all things camper van in Iceland... from why you should… Continue reading Traveling Around Iceland in a Camper Van

Microadventures, United States, Wyoming

January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo

What's a microadventure?  A microadventure is a short bit of adventure that is done close to home.  The concept has been popularized by Alastair Humphreys, who frames it around the idea of being "small and achievable, for normal people with real lives" and with sleeping overnight outdoors.  It doesn't require airfare, or long road trips, specialized… Continue reading January’s Microadventure – Lunar Eclipse in Vedauwoo

Europe, Iceland

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 19: Bless bless, Iceland!

September 19, 2018 The day I never wanted to come, even though I'll admit I had became pretty homesick.  Kubo and I sat at a table in the dining area at the Reykjavík campground, not really saying much, with blank stares on our face.  Months ago it was easy to pack the itinerary for our… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 19: Bless bless, Iceland!