A Whole Lotta Nature (That’s Pretty Neat!)

Since we left the glorious campsite at Grindavik, we have learned that it truly was a top-of-the-line facility. The other campgrounds have been nice for the most part but not Grindavik-nice. We’ve struggled a bit to find good wifi, for one. Also, of the four campgrounds we’ve visited so far, it was the only one … Continue reading

Floating in a Bláa Lónið

♫ Now’s your moment, floating in a blue lagoon. Boy, you better do it soon; no time will be better. She don’t say a word, and she won’t say a word until you kiss the girl. ♫ Ha! I’ve had the “Kiss the Girl” song from The Little Mermaid (my favorite movie as a kid) … Continue reading

Iceland: First Impressions

Mike and I are nearing the end of Day 2 in Iceland, though you’d never know it by looking at the sun. Last night it was still light out when we went to bed around midnight. We arrived early in the day on July 5th and took our time exiting the airport. That was partly … Continue reading

Escaping the Heat

A few weeks ago when I revived my blog, I mentioned that the revival was in honor of an upcoming trip. I needed to warm up to the task ahead and give credit to the awesomeness of the past year and a half. I’m now halfway through my Top 10 Adventures Countdown, so this seemed … Continue reading

Adventure #10: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling . . .

Here’s the first installment of my Top 10 Adventures (of the past year and a half) countdown. I’m going to cheat a little bit on some of these, so consider yourself forewarned. #10 is actually multiple adventures packed into one category: bike ridin’! Those of you who know me know that I ride my bike … Continue reading

Blog? What blog?

Well, obviously my 2012 New Year’s resolution didn’t go well (not to mention 2013): four posts last year and none so far this year. However, all of that is about to change, my friends. In order to gear up for my next adventure (which I’ll tell you all about once it’s ready to roll out), … Continue reading

Yellowstone — Day 3

Uh-oh! Here it is 2012 already, and I haven’t finished posting about my summer 2011 roadtrip! I resolve to post more often and in a more timely manner. . . Haha! It looks like I’ve already found a resolution that I probably won’t keep. Nevertheless, you will get the third installment from our Yellowstone trip … Continue reading

Yellowstone — Day 2

I don’t have a lot to write about Day 2 of our Yellowstone bike trip because the pictures tell most of the story. We biked about 30 miles, but that took us almost all of the daylight hours since we stopped at the Norris Geyser Basin, Canyon Village, the Mud Volcano, Sulfur Cauldron, and any … Continue reading

It’s Gonna Blow!

I have a slightly morbid desire to witness the apocalypse. I’m not talking about the apocalypse in any religious sense of the term. All that rapture nonsense just makes me roll my eyes. No, I’m talking apocalypse in the sense of the end of civilization. I like a little drama. I love a good story. … Continue reading


We’ve had a fantastic few days in the wonderland surrounding Lake Arenal and its counterpart, Volcano Arenal. There’s a lot to see and do in this area of Costa Rica, so we’ve been taking it easy on our bikes. Though we’ve covered less than 100 km since I last wrote, we’ve been busy! After biking … Continue reading