I made this video months ago for National Geographic’s Assignment Explorer contest. Sadly, I was not a finalist, but I’m sharing the video because it contains previously unreleased footage from some o
My 15 Favorite Travel Experiences
I didn’t visit every destination on my 2015 bucket list this year, but that’s just fine. I’m more interested in quality travel than in quantity. This is perhaps why I don’t travel full-time. I grounde
Getting Steamy at Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Pretty much the most touristy thing you can do in Iceland, Blue Lagoon is still a must-experience stop. The lagoon is tucked into a part of town that looks positively post-Apocalyptic with piles of bl
Iceland Volcano Helicopter Landing with Norðurflug Helicopter Tours (PHOTOS)
What is close, but off the beaten path; urban, but otherworldly? The volcanic craters in Reykjavik. Norðurflug Helicopter Tours was kind enough to sponsor a Reykjavik Summit Tour on our last of nine d
3 Reasons to Get Off the Beaten Path in Iceland (PHOTOS)
I always considered myself a city girl at heart, but a few years ago that changed. Now what I crave more than anything else is to get off the beaten path. I don’t like to share elbow room with other tourists. I don’t ever need to see another McDonald’s again. I don’t care if I’m within cell phone range. I like isolation, quiet, a bit of danger, and most of all — The Unknown.
The Sound of Iceland (VIDEO)
What does the Land of Fire and Ice sound like? Listen. This travel film was shot over 9 days in a campervan exploring geothermal hotspots, mystic mountains, and half-frozen waterfalls in Iceland.
Everything You Need to Know About a Campervan Roadtrip in Iceland
I find campervans charming. Being totally free to wander a place without worrying about hotel reservations makes the campervan an ideal way to explore Iceland. The Hubs and I rented a double-decker in
Walter Mitty Was Here! Grundarfjörður, Iceland (PHOTOS)
With a population of only 826, Grundarfjörður oozes with small town charm, stunning natural sites, and friendly people. Photographers flock here for the twin sites of Kirkjufell mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall.
Ethereal Beauty: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland (PHOTOS)
When you think of Iceland, is this what you picture? If so, you wouldn’t be wrong as Iceland is home to glaciers galore, including Iceland’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. One of the 30 places it empti
Iceland’s Iconic Reynisfjara and Its Most Charming Town (PHOTOS)
Vík is a town that is both sleepy and dramatic. Because it is Iceland’s wettest place, the weather changes from freezing rain to sun and rainbows in a matter of minutes. The mountainous town is home t