Mid-summer getaway to St Helena Island and Hunting Island State Park. We ate shrimp burgers and got a lot of sun. Saw a family of raccoons in the swamp too but I accidentally deleted the video! Many thanks to my mom’s friend Ifetayo for hosting- she’s known me since I was a little kid and […]
Picked up a couple flakey pastries from Sandholt and headed toward the volcano. The Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption started in late March, but it was having a calm week when we visited (new lava flow was spotted the night after we left!). I got a sudden rush of vertigo out of nowhere on the hike so […]
Woke up on the horse farm and were greeted by some cuties. We had a scenic hike through a smoky valley to Reykjadalur. The bubbling hot springs mix with the cold river to create a perfect, natural river to relax in. Lots of hot mud pools, steam, sheep and waterfalls to see on the way. […]
I didn’t take a picture but we went pretty nuts on the breakfast buffet at our hotel. Fruit, danishes, breads, pickled herring, smoked trout, cheeses and tomatoes, mmmm! A good chunk of the road looks like an alien field of mossy rocks so we pulled over to a small walkway and learned this was part […]
Started our day at the Keriō (the tub) Crater. It was formed about 6,500 years ago. We walked to the bottom where you can see small fish in the crater lake- the turquoise water looks so vivid against the red volcanic rock. These horses liked the taste of Jason’s overalls. Another majestic waterfall- Seljalandsfoss. The […]
Breakfast from Brauð & Co.- the cinnamon rolls (kanilsnúðar) are a dream! We ate them walking around Hallgrimskirkja, its concrete exterior is inspired by Iceland’s basalt formations. The rain was coming down hard when we got to Þingvellir National Park but it was incredible to walk the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic […]
After an early morning, shuffling through customs, our first stop was the Blue Lagoon. It may be expensive and touristy but since I’m a tourist, I thought this place was totally worth it! Nothing could’ve eased us into ‘vacation mode’ quite like sinking into warm, sapphire water with a cold drink in hand. I’d describe […]
Jason’s friends Sam and Mike invited us on vacation to Mexico’s Pacific coast. It was my first time meeting Sam and Mike and my first time in Mexico! From Vallarta, we took a guided hike through a hilly jungle and along a coastline- Boca de Tomatlan, to Playa Los Caballos (Horse Beach), to Las Animas. […]
Extremely thankful to have spent Memorial Day weekend at the beaches – kayaking thru mangroves covered in tiny crabs and spiders, sifting for shark teeth, and holding sea creatures. Jason’s friend Spinach showed us so many cool, fun things!
Stops on the way back home! Boyett’s! Hong Kong Willie’s Muffler Man with wasp balls! Haaaa! I loved Buc-ee’s, Jason did NOT.