Charming Reykjavik Part 2

It’s true what they say – all good things must come to an end. Such is the nature of our trip to Iceland. After five very brief days, it is time for us to head home. Our flight doesn’t leave until 5pm, so we have the morning free to explore Reykjavik one more time. I…

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Northern Lights Explosion

I am so excited for tonight. Originally, we were supposed to have our Northern Lights boat tour on our second night in Iceland, but when we showed up at the kiosk, they told us it was canceled due to bad weather. We rescheduled for Sunday night (tonight) but there’s still no guarantee the tour will…

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Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss and Eyjafjallajökull

Is that a mouthful or what? I’ve been to all three of those places and I still have no clue how to say them. Fortunately, that doesn’t deter from enjoying them. Last week I told you about exploring the glacier and black sand beaches along the South Shore. After our stop at the black sand…

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South Shore Shenanigans

How is it our last full day in Iceland already? Didn’t we just get here? Five days really isn’t enough time to spend in this beautiful country. Lucky for you guys, I still have a handful of posts left, there’s just that much to see! This morning we’re being picked up once again for our…

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Eating My Way Through Singapore

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Iceland programming to inform you of my next trip – Singapore! I admit it. I am very lucky to have a job that occasionally pays for me to travel (and lets me work from home, though after a few days without getting out of my pajamas or taking a shower,…

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Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon…Kind Of

One of the few experiences I knew about Iceland before coming here was the Blue Lagoon. No, not the 1980 Brooke Shields movie. The geothermally heated, ice blue water is one of Iceland’s most famous attractions, and an entry ticket is included in the package we purchased last June. We don’t get to choose our…

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Charming Reykjavik Part 1

Yay! Today we finally get to relax a bit! After 2 hectic days of being shuffled around the Icelandic countryside, we’re finally exploring Reykjavik. We get to sleep in after our previous early mornings, eat a leisurely breakfast at the hotel and head out for a nice morning walk along the waterfront. I love the…

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The Golden Circle Part 2

Remember in my last post where I said that I had heard the Golden Circle tour was maybe not as exciting as its rich name might lead one to believe? And how that had reduced my expectations? Well I’ve thought a lot about this part of our trip, whether I would recommend it here on…

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The Golden Circle Part 1

Day 2 of our Iceland trip starts early. We’re being picked up for our tour of the Golden Circle. When I originally booked this, it was one of the only tourist sites I knew about (aside from the city and the Blue Lagoon), so it seemed like a must-do. As time got closer to our…

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Snorkeling the Silfra Fissure

I’m going to try to not inundate you with too many photos in this post, but it’s going to be hard. I photographed nearly every inch of the Silfra Fissure and choosing which ones to share is a little like choosing between my children. You know, if I had children. Maybe dogs would be more…

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Sliding Down a Lava Cave

I’m so excited to finally be heading to Iceland! Emma and I have been planning and talking about this trip for so long, it’s hard to believe it’s finally here. I spend the morning working (a 5am conference call means I’ve worked almost a full day by the time we leave at noon) while Emma drives…

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Snowy, Amazing Iceland

As some of you probably know, I went to Iceland a few weeks back. Well, it’s finally time for me to share my photos with you! Emma has literally been bugging me about this since before we even landed back in Seattle, so I’m happy to get this posted and her off my back. Only…

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