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I caught this image as friends skipped rocks over the icy waters of the Jökulsárlón Glacial lagoon. Read more about my mishaps and adventures in Iceland here– or just follow Scenic Route Travels over the summer, because I’m headed back! That’s right, this lucky girl gets to spend another month in Iceland as camp manager to the amazing trip I went on last summer. I only hope it’s half as incredible as my… Read More

A Manggarai man poises himself before Caci, a ritual whip fight, during our visit to Flores. Read up on one of my favorite adventures in Indonesia, East of Bali, here. “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” — Henry… Read More

Happy Day-After-Earth-Day! Seeing as this spinning ball of dirt hurling through the universe is the only one we can survive on (or at least, the only one that has chocolate, which is pretty much the same thing) I’m thinking that it deserves to be celebrated a while longer than, say, Talk Like a Pirate Day. Or Clergy Appreciation Day. Or National Date Nut Bread Day. All of which exist and are celebrated… Read More

Surfers on a misty afternoon at Long Beach in Tofino last November. Read about our stay at the beautiful Pacific Sands Resort here. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” — Ernest Hemingway  

Big thanks to Beers & Beans for spreading word about yet another awesome spring photo contest:  Explore.co.uk and Blacks‘ Explore! competition. Post some of your most epic travel photos as fast as you can to give the world a panoramic view of your wild life- and potentially win £2000 of adventure travel! (..can you guess what the 4 categories are?) Phew. That’s enough wordplay for one day. Check out my entries below: WildThe last thing you want to unsuspectingly… 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

4 days in the radiant Colorado sun was about all it took for me to give up on weathering the East Coast winter and pray for spring. Though, living in Boston, I’ll settle for an extra hour of sun and a few days above 30º. I flew home last Wednesday for a quick recharge in the Rockies and was dying to get a little hiking in. Hanging Lake is an old classic,… Read More

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