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Hold up, are New Zealand and Iceland actually the same place?

The other day I was on a mission of hike near Wanaka when I made friends with a Canadian at the summit. We ended up climbing down the track together for a couple of hours chatting away about New Zealand, travel, and life, you know, the usual. It’s so easy to meet people in New […]

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A Few of My Favorite Spots around Hip Reykjavik

When I imagined Iceland, my mind was filled with glorious images of thundering waterfalls, green mountains, and blue glaciers. In short, nature. Not cities. Nothing urban. To be perfectly honest, when I started planning my adventures around Iceland a year ago, I had zero interest in spending time in Reykjavik, the capital. I was so wrapped up in […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of an Iceland Road Trip

If there was ever a country perfectly suited for a road trip, it’s Iceland. Majestic lava fields mingle with snow-capped mountains to create a world that will constantly leave you wondering, “is this real life? How can such a place exist?” Existential questions aside, if doing an unforgettable road trip tops your travel bucketlist, head […]

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The Legend of Katla Volcano in Iceland

Once upon a time there was a monastery nestled among the jurassic green hills of southern Iceland. Nearby was the impressive Mýrdalsjökull Glacier (try saying that five times fast), a mountain of ice looming over the south coast of this unforgiving land. Run by  a friendly abbot, the monastery thrived with villagers and locals coming to […]

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