Gjáin, the Most Mystical Place in Iceland

Find Your Foss

We were unsure of what we stumbled upon, but there was an interesting stone staircase compelling us to explore. Looking down from where we parked it was difficult to take the entire scene in, but as the staircase curved down the hill it revealed the most mystical and magical place I’ve ever seen.

Why it's Worth Hiking to Glymur in Iceland

Robert Frost Knew a Thing or Two About Roads

Until recently, Glymur stood as Iceland’s largest waterfall, knocked from its long reign by Morsárfoss, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull revealed by the melting of Morsárjökull. Aside from being difficult for English speakers to pronounce, this discovery is a testament to Iceland’s forever changing landscape, and to exploring the road less traveled.



5 Things Every Tourist Should Do In Seattle

After spending a long weekend running around the city, my long-time friend Elise and I decided to embrace our inner tourists and see the sights. Aside from taking lots of selfies and walking around with an open map at all times, we recommend doing these five things in Seattle.


AUGUST: Assateague Island, MD

This Ain’t No One Horse Town

Assateague Island is about a 15 to 20-minute drive from Ocean City, a thin strip of land where Maryland and Virginia’s Chincoteague Island collide. There are no roads to connect the two, and in order to reach one from the other, you have to drive back to the mainland. And it's famous for one thing . . . wild horses. 

How to Be a Homebody Who Leaves Home

Deep down inside, I’m a homebody. There’s nothing I enjoy more than nestling into my own bed, burrowing into a pile of pillows, and draping myself in fuzzy blankets with a book. As a self-declared introvert, I don’t just crave this alone time, I need it to recharge, to be myself again . . .

JULY: Canoe Camping at Cheney Pond

Nature vs. Nurture: Can the art of camping be learned?

You’ve probably never heard of Newcomb, NY. If you have, I’m going to guess you’re either from somewhere near this modest, charming Adirondack town, you’re one of the approximate 400 people that currently live there, or, like my boyfriend, you grew up there . . . 

Planning Spontaneous Travel

Planning spontaneous travel may be an oxymoron, but if you’re a Type A person like me than you plan everything—even your spontaneity. Find out how Google Maps can help you let your hair down while staying true to your proactive organized self. 

MAY: New Orleans, LO

When I used to picture New Orleans, I imagined trails of hot, sweaty bachelor and bachelorette parties crowded together with to-go cups, little clothing, the roaring sound of their voices blurring together as they stumbled through unidentifiable puddles and drifted like a haze in the humidity . . . 

APRIL: Newport, RI

A road trip with the right person can be all you need—even when traffic turns a four-hour trip into six. For my old college roommate Christine and I, the unexpectedly long drive was a chance to catch up, laugh, and . . .


Three years ago, I did a really moronic, idiotic, stupid thing. I fell in love. Don’t worry, it wasn’t stupid because of the guy (well not entirely anyway), it’s simply because we lived, and still live, two and half hours away from one another.

JANUARY: Edgartown, MA

December 31st isn’t exactly a popular time to visit Martha’s Vineyard, it’s not exactly a New Year’s Eve hot spot, but still, we wanted to see the island for the first time in the offseason, to experience it at a slower, less crowded pace.