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

Hiking, New Hampshire, United States, Waterfalls

On the Waterfall Hunt in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

I'm endlessly chasing waterfalls, so naturally when Kubo and I arrived in New Hampshire this past September, we were giddy to learn there were many waterfalls for us to try to catch! We were based in Conway, which is in the White Mountains.  Luckily there is no lack of information on the waterfalls in the… Continue reading On the Waterfall Hunt in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

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

Camping, Hot Springs, United States, Wyoming

Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 4: Thermopolis and Kcymaerxthaere

"Do I really need my job, and do we really need to go home?" That was the theme of my morning as I struggled to wake up on the final morning of our Bighorn Mountains adventure.  Y'all, I really struggled with getting up on this morning!  Kubo jumped up, started preparing some coffee and sandwiches… Continue reading Chasing Waterfalls & Adventures in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains – Day 4: Thermopolis and Kcymaerxthaere