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This time last year, and the year before that, I was writing packing lists and counting down the weeks until my flight left for Iceland. I’ll be missing this crazy land of volcanoes and glaciers this summer, dried fish and snow in August included- but I won’t be sitting around eating Skyr and moping.  No, I’ll be getting ready for a family hut trip through Colorado’s San Juan mountains. The family that summits 14ers together,… Read More

Carved by a thousand years of glacial waters, Fjaðrárgljúfur is a site to behold. The precarious trails lead you out over blue waters on canyon walls that more closely resemble sheep trails than actual walking paths for humans- but the vertigo is worth it for a view like that. “I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let… Read More

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

Well, it turns out that no amount of stubborn denial and refusal to pack can actually stop a great vacation from coming to an end. The day to go back to real life arrived without my consent, and here I am back in Boston. I did miss the city, and am so excited for all the things to come- but it’s never easy leaving my mountain home. There’s something that happens when… Read More

I must be craving the familiar, because 2014 drew me to the places I’ve known and loved before. I have a bad habit of dismissing the places I’ve been for the pull of the unknown- countries I’ve never been, cities that are a mystery to me. This year taught me that no two trips are alike, and that the places you thought you knew can and will surprise you. I returned to… Read More

Shot during a crazy sunny snow storm yesterday. Perfect day to stay inside and listen to too much Christmas music. “I was born with a reading list I will never finish.” – Maud Casey

Accidentally sent this post off a little prematurely a while ago- so if you’re getting this a second time, a friendly reminder that shouting profanities at your laptop screen will not unclick that button you didn’t mean to click. Live and learn. Anyways, this post is coming to you from a stress free zone. That’s right, the light at the end of the finals tunnel has arrived- aka final grades have been… Read More