England, Europe, Finland

We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Day 1 – Denver to London to Helsinki

"Mika wants us to come out for a conference." And so the trip was born... I'm a planner.  Like, I totally planned my adventure to Iceland over the course of four years (YEARS people, YEARS).  I knew more about Iceland than I swore some people who live there knew.  I had a massive binder with the… Continue reading We’re Not “Finnish-ed,” We’re Just Getting Started!: Day 1 – Denver to London to Helsinki

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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, 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!

Europe, Iceland

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 18: Reykjavík

September 18, 2018Time to leave the wild.  Our last full day in Iceland marked us completing our very large circle around the entire country as we would head towards Iceland's biggest city (and the world's northernmost capital), Reykjavík.  We would be traveling on some familiar roads as wayyyyyy at the beginning of our trip we… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 18: Reykjavík

Europe, Hiking, Iceland, Waterfalls

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 17: Reynisfjara, a taste of Fimmvörðuháls, and all the waterfalls!

September 17, 2018 With all the rain the night before, I was scared to open my eyes in the morning in Vík, as I didn't want rain on our final day in the wilds of Iceland.  Once I pried them open, I realized I didn't hear rain, and that there was blue sky! Today had… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 17: Reynisfjara, a taste of Fimmvörðuháls, and all the waterfalls!

Europe, Hiking, Iceland, Waterfalls

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 16: Hiking in Skaftafell, Fjaðrárgljúfur, and Vík

September 16, 2018 Somehow I appeased the elves, and we awoke to drier weather after dealing with rain most of the previous day.  Woohoo, we could finally see the scenery around us! We ate and packed up and headed out of Svínafell with Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park as our destination for the morning to… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 16: Hiking in Skaftafell, Fjaðrárgljúfur, and Vík

Europe, Hot Springs, Iceland

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 15: Chasing glaciers on the southeast coast

Iceland Day 15 - September 15, 2018 And so begins our final big stretch along the popular south coast of Iceland! The south coast.  It's busy, it's crowded, and it's where all the tourists want to go.  For people like myself that prefer solitude and getting off the beaten path, sometimes the initial instinct is… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 15: Chasing glaciers on the southeast coast