Our last fours days in Iceland have been spent in the area with the highest concentration of tourists. It’s the section at the front of every guidebook: Southwest Iceland & The Golden Circle. After all of our awesome glacier doin’s, we landed in Vik on the south coast. […]
Becci is based in Nashville, TN, with her two dogs, Lincoln (slow, fat black lab) and Penny (scrappy, punky dog.) and her partner, John. They are both project managers/business consultants in the software field.
After hours, Becci compulsively re-arranges her yarn collection and crochets various items and John cues up the next record on the turntable, loves on the pups and, depending on the day, adjusts his many fantasy football line-ups. A perfect evening in would include a stack of good records, a good book and enough light to untangle some yarn. A perfect evening out would include a great rock show, a couple of beers/nice whiskeys and some good dog squeezes after it all.
In April of 2014, they will be taking a career break and traveling around the world for a year. Any suggestions about how to do this for life, without breaking any laws, are most welcome.
Today we finally saw our first glacier of the trip. It was Becci’s first glacier ever. She was pumped. When we arrived last night we could kind of see the glacier in the twilight. An edge of it was peeking in under the clouds, broad and thick between […]
With the sudden realization that we had just passed the halfway mark on our trip, we needed to hoof it down the road a little faster to keep on schedule. It was lovely staying three full days in one area, but it was time to move on to […]
Everything we did today smelled bad. It was all fun, and I’m glad we did it…but it stank. We sorta knew it would. Let me back up a bit. We may have mentioned that we stayed for the last couple of days in a room we rented from […]
We have arrived in the North! We are enjoying incredibly mild weather for the time of year…breezy (very breezy), intermittent sunshine and only a dusting of snow on the mountain tops. We’ve spent the last couple of days hitting some amazing Icelandic highlights such as whales, waterfalls, and […]
We’ve been driving a bunch since we last met. As you know, a good road trip requires five things…the second of which is a trusty means of locomotion. Enter, our new best friend Jimny. As previously mentioned, the format of this visit to Iceland is a fairly […]
For the next two weeks we will be driving around Iceland, loosely following the island’s main road, Route 1. The ‘Ring road’ makes an 840 mile loop around the main land, with many diversions lurking around every corner. The first couple of days, we are leaving the ring […]
We were very focused and responsible tourists on our first full day in Reykjavík…which could only mean trouble was around the bend. For the next two days we managed to drink, see a lot of penises and have dinner with my parents to round it out. There’s no […]
Back in the Saddle Have you missed us? We’re back. We sure missed you. And we missed the road. This time around we are visiting the land of fire and ice. But it wasn’t Game of Thrones that inspired this trip; rather, we were first inspired to visit […]
Hello again, lovely people! We are pulling the bags out of the attic and hitting the road again. Alas, not for 365 days this time, rather a nice long trip to Iceland for 18 days. Fire and Ice! Elves and Trolls! 4X4s and Nervous Passenger Braking! John and […]
Here’s something they didn’t tell us in the brochure: it’s a virtual certainty that we will never, ever get the playa dust out of our camping gear. It’s an unpopular souvenir from Burning Man that got into everything we took. The chairs, the tent, the backpacks, the sleeping […]
Estonia was one of my favorite countries we visited in Europe, and our day spent deep in the forests was a real highlight of our time there. Some incredible students from the Estonian Academy of Arts have built giant megaphone-like structures to amplify the natural sounds of the […]