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Some places never really leave you. Iceland is one of them. Once you’ve traced the jagged ice of its glaciers, or watched the midnight sun graze the horizon, you’re a goner. Even after you’ve touched down on familiar soil, gotten that weird camped-for-too-long stench out of your sleeping bag, and slept in your own bed, Iceland lingers with you. I’ve spent two summers there now, and have travelled the Ring Road twice,… Read More

A midnight sunset caught from the edge of my tent at our campsite in Höfn, Iceland. Read about all the glacier-exploring and rockhounding here. “I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.” — David Attenborough

Apparently I didn’t get the memo about kicking off my 2014 resolutions back in January, because here we are in not-so-early March and I am just getting around to making all those goals I’ll be ignoring for the next year. But in the spirit of better late than never, I’ve been tackling projects like working on my photo-editing skills in Lightroom, dreaming up some adventures for the summer, and picking up the… Read More

 Arriving at Höfn marked the third week into our trip, which was surreal. Without the sun going down the trip had almost felt like one long day up to that point. We were in the Southeast and headed in the direction of Reykjavik once again. We stopped to see Petra’s Mineral Collection on the way, which cheered me up pretty fast. Petra was an Icelandic woman who spent her entire life collecting rocks…. Read More