return to reykjavik // a few of my favorite things

It’s hard to believe, but this coming March will mark 3 years since the hubs and I left New York for a 5-month trip around the world before our move to France. There were so many amazing moments from that trip, and while we honestly cannot declare any stop the very best, our week in Iceland is very close to the top. This is why, when my little sister said she was hopping across the pond for a weeklong visit to Europe with her boyfriend, we were more than happy to meet them in Iceland for a few days before showing them around London. Because of schedules, Jeff and I decided we would arrive early…

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halló, reykjavik: our intro to iceland

Pre-Iceland, I had one stupid concern. I was irrationally worried that, based purely on the adjectives I’d heard to describe each country, Iceland would be like New Zealand light. Other-worldly, majestic, inspiring… New Zealand certainly fit the bill, so how was Iceland going to live up to that?  Yeah, dumbest fear ever. Yes, there were a lot of similarities—green, rolling hills, sheep randomly crossing the roads, beautifully colored bodies of water that don’t even look real. But culturally? Totally, totally different. I mean, obviously. And I didn’t think it was possible, but if I really, truly had to pick one… I’d say I liked Iceland just a smidge better. And I owe most of that…

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rtw rookies: the recap, the revelation & the full itinerary

Our full itinerary from five months on the road. We started in NYC, moved west, and learned… we’re not very good at being traditional long-term travelers. At all.

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