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Looking Back on 2017

As another year draws to a close and we begin to count down the days to a new year, a new era, a new beginning, it’s hard not to think about all that the past 365 days have offered. In… Continue Reading →

Iceland On A Budget

In the last decade or so, Iceland has seen a massive explosion in the tourism industry, and the little island that was barely recognized is now one of the most popular destinations to visit. It’s easy to see why, as… Continue Reading →

Sculptured Beach

“Oh my god,” I breathed, bouncing on the balls of my feet. “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!” Before me stretched a swath of pristine sand, enclosed on three sides by looming sandstone cliffs and by the… Continue Reading →

Arctic Fox Centre

HAVE YOU SEEN AN ARCTIC FOX YET? The brochure asked me in big, bold letters that leapt off the yellow paper. No, I hadn’t, but I jumped at the possibility. Foxes are my favorite animals, but beyond a few glimpses… Continue Reading →

The Runaway Horse

To my left, the mossy ground sped by too quickly for me to find a place to land between the jagged, malicious-looking boulders. To my right, the sharp gravel was broken here and there by an alarmed ewe darting out… Continue Reading →

An Intimate Look At Leavenworth, Washington

Nestled within the foothills of the jagged Cascade Mountains, straddling the aptly-named Icicle River, is a tiny little village where the buildings are all muraled, the beer is heartily German, and the tantalizing scents of sauerkraut and bratwurst waft through… Continue Reading →

The Omen

The summer sky was covered with thinly spread gray clouds, like a light layer of butter on pale blue toast, which wasn’t unusual for Iceland’s Westfjords. I had taken the ferry from Stykkisholmur to Flatey Island, where the summer population… Continue Reading →

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