Europe, Iceland

Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 5: A Reykjavík New Year’s Eve

Day 5 - December 31st. The alarm went off, and I had a decision to make.  Would I go run six miles in the rain and wind, or would I have a day of exploring a city I only briefly touched on my first visit? My weather app made the decision for me.  Rain and… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 5: A Reykjavík New Year’s Eve

Europe, Iceland, Waterfalls

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

Europe, Iceland, Waterfalls

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

Europe, Iceland, Waterfalls

Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 1: Reykjanes & Golden Circle

December 26th - The day was here.  Suitcases had been packed and repacked with care, in hopes that Iceland would soon be near... The 9:30am departure from Laramie was smooth sailing under sunny Wyoming skies (and then polluted Colorado skies) and a blanket of snow.  Apart from crushing a fairly new pair of sunglasses with… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 1: Reykjanes & Golden Circle

Europe, Iceland

Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Backstory

My second trip to Iceland was not intended to be a solo affair.  But life has a funny way of working out when you have nonrefundable international airfare and two suddenly becomes one (and not in that sexy Spice Girls song sort of way). I've driven across the United States and back by myself, and… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Backstory

Camping, Canada, Hiking, Québec, Waterfalls

48 Hours of Québec

It was pretty simple:  there's no way we could go to New Hampshire and Vermont and NOT go into Canada.  Neither Kubo nor I have been anywhere in Canada, and this was the perfect chance to do it relatively easy.  Like most of our plans, a simple idea of just visiting for a few hours… Continue reading 48 Hours of Québec

Pennsylvania, United States

Throwback Thursday: Exploring the town burning from below – Centralia, PA

I originally wrote this blog in July 2013 after visiting Centralia, PA on my way to a mountain bike race in Allentown on my cycling blog.  I decided it needed to come out of the archives as it is a unique roadside attraction to visit if you're in the area!   A few months ago Matt… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Exploring the town burning from below – Centralia, PA