“How was your trip?”

“I want to hear all about it” It was lovely. Great. Amazing. Wonderful. It was terrifying, soul-crushing, and eye-opening. Every time someone asks this question, I am stumped. My answers are vague, spewed from a smiling face, and behind my eyes scenes are flashing through my head at lightning speed. I am re-experiencing such unique…

6 Travel Tips for the Uncommon Adventurer

When I set out on this trip, my head was full of the advice and anecdotes from other travelers. I had read so many blogs and spoken with everyone I could to gather up little bits of advice. I have just over two weeks left, and I realized that I have compiled my own assortment…

Day one, Reykjavik

I am officially outside the USA for the first time in my life. What an odd feeling! I seem to have experienced quite a few firsts during the last 24 hours. I flew on a plane, went to a geothermal pool, and slept in a room with 13 strangers. And I can only reason that…

Why I travel

Growing up, we spent a week on Cape Cod every summer. We rarely went anywhere else for vacations. Once in a while my family would traipse up to New Hampshire or Maine, and once we went to Disneyland.  So as a kid, most of my travel was done through the pages of books. To cities…