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And let the unpacking begin... NOW

USA | Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | Views [345]

Back home! I boarded my flight from NYC early this afternoon. It was the perfect day to leave since it was a most rainy day in New York. But I had a smooth cab ride and the most perky flight attendant ever on my flight. He was super cheerful ... Read more >


Of thee I sing

USA | Saturday, 2 Jul 2011 | Views [776]

The first place I headed this late morning was Rockefeller Center to do the “Top of the Rock” observation deck, located on floor 76. The sky was very blue when I woke up this morning, but from up that high there was a haze all around (or pollution).... Read more >


Please don't let the bedbugs bite

USA | Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | Views [481]

Last vacation destination before coming home! I caught a morning flight today to Newark. I completely overestimated the amount of time that it would take me to get to the airport. It was a very smooth and beautiful morning in Boston. I walked ... Read more >


Cheers, Bean Town

USA | Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | Views [282]

Today was the laziest day of vacation yet. I headed out pretty late this morning wondering what to do before 11, so I went inside Trinity Church in Copley Plaza to continue this unofficial church tour I seem to be doing during vacation. This ... Read more >


Bibs are for Amateurs

USA | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | Views [347]

Another beautiful day in Boston. I started out today in a good mood because everyone I encountered this morning was just plain old nice. I headed out my hotel room and housekeeping was servicing the room directly across the hall and wished me ... Read more >


From Midnight Sun to Midnight Ride

USA | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | Views [510]

Greetings from Boston! It is 10:30 at night and I am witnessing something I have not seen for a while: darkness. I actually had to turn the lights on in the hotel room. I also took a hot shower and the water did not smell like anything at all.... Read more >


Photos: Boston & NYC

USA | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Takk Fyrir & Bless

ICELAND | Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | Views [995]

So ends my time in Iceland (for now)! I had a very easygoing day just around town. I had my buffet breakfast in the morning and then walked around central Reykjavik taking photos. Today is probably the worst day of weather I've experienced since ... Read more >


Meet us, don't eat us

ICELAND | Sunday, 26 Jun 2011 | Views [1365]

Second to last day in Iceland! I didn't have any scheduled activities this morning, so I woke up later than usual and when I sat up I realized I was feeling the pain from horseback-riding. Combined with still being sore from snorkeling and glacier-... Read more >


One Step Closer to Cowboy Status

ICELAND | Saturday, 25 Jun 2011 | Views [623]

Another travel plan gone awry. I woke up early this morning to get ready for horseback-riding. I got to the lobby exactly at 8:45 to meet my bus and waited, and waited, and waited for an hour. I thought maybe the bus had come and left without ... Read more >


Have Pickaxe, Will Hike

ICELAND | Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | Views [1336]

Longest day in Iceland yet. I kept hitting the snooze and finally dragged myself out of bed and made it to the lobby to wait for the bus at 7:00 sharp. The bus didn't come until 7:13 and once we finished picking everyone else up we headed to Skaftafell, ... Read more >


Should I get out and push?

ICELAND | Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | Views [952]

Ah it feels great to sleep in.  I was very energized all day today.  I headed down for the breakfast buffet in the hotel this morning and spent a good 40 minutes getting second and third servings along with orange juice and coffee.  Then I headed  to ... Read more >


500 Photos Later

ICELAND | Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | Views [682] | Comments [2]

Oh what a long day.  I went on the Snaefellnes Peninsula tour with Reykjavik Excursions.  It was a lot of sitting on a bus and frequently getting off to walk around, then getting back on the bus to head to another location.  It was a lot smaller group ... Read more >


The Hardest Sit-up Ever

ICELAND | Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | Views [1278]

Today was, you guessed it, another beautiful day in Iceland.  There was a little bit of rain coming down in the late afternoon but in general there's been nothing but blue skies.  I went on the Hvita river today in Drumbo for some whitewater rafting ... Read more >


No Dusk, No Dawn

ICELAND | Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | Views [893] | Comments [1]

I took the Golden Circle tour with Reykjavik Excursions today.  This is the most popular day trip in all of Iceland so it was a giant bus and I heard some Americans among the crowd.  Very loud Americans with very loud kids but they were still better than ... Read more >


Heittur Pottur and the Town's Best

ICELAND | Sunday, 19 Jun 2011 | Views [989]

Today was another gorgeous day in Iceland.  I was expecting it to be a lot colder here, so all my special technical clothing that I brought – cold weather/waterproof/windproof – is slightly overkill at this point, but I'll probably find good use for them ... Read more >


There is No Starbucks Here

ICELAND | Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Views [6024]

Good evening from Iceland! This is a milestone because this is the first country I've ever been to (USA, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, UK) that was never part of the mighty British Empire. It's 11:30 p.m. and it is still daylight outside.... Read more >


Photos: Iceland 2011

ICELAND | Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Brass Junkie

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Views [408]

Another day of rain!  In London!  How... typical.  It is amazing how depressing the city feels when the weather is not good; most of the tourists seem to vanish.  I'm fortunate that I got the days of sunshine that I did because in this weather, knowing ... Read more >


Don't Stop Me Now

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | Views [635] | Comments [3]

I finally had my big British breakfast this morning: bangers, chips, toast, bacon, egg and beans along with a cup of tea all for 5 pounds.  The sign outside the restaurant said “Fish and Chips,” but when I stepped inside it was very much a Middle Eastern ... Read more >


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