[Guest Series] 7 Days in Iceland: The Ring Road Itinerary

Just joining us? You can read Philipp and Helena’s introduction, as well as their tips for getting started in planning your Ring Road journey here. – Mariana

Philipp & Helena at the peak of the Hverfell volcano
Philipp & Helena at the peak of the Hverfell volcano

One of the major advantages of Iceland in the summer are the long nights. Even in the middle of the night the sunlight never disappears. At 3 or 4 am you still see as you would during a sunset’s twilight in Europe or Northern America. If you get distracted along the way far from your hotel, you can take advantage of the long days and still drive late at night – this happened to us multiple times. Continue reading “[Guest Series] 7 Days in Iceland: The Ring Road Itinerary”

[Guest Series] 7 Days in Iceland:Meet Philipp & Helena + 8 Tips For Planning Your Trip on the Ring Road

Greetings readers! As things have been pretty slow on the blog here lately, I thought I’d hand over the reigns for a post or two to some of my well-traveled loved ones. I’ll let Philipp and Helena introduce themselves, but suffice it to say that they recently returned from a pretty spectacular week in Iceland. Over the next few days they’ll be sharing with you photos and advice from their adventure. I’ll be adding some updates of my own in the near future, but in the meantime – enjoy! -Mariana

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Helena & Philipp at Skaftafellsjokull glacier

After using the blogs of so many other travelers out there to plan our very special trip to the land of glaciers, fjords and waterfalls – we thought that doing a blog post on our adventure in Iceland was the right thing to do.

Continue reading “[Guest Series] 7 Days in Iceland:Meet Philipp & Helena + 8 Tips For Planning Your Trip on the Ring Road”

NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 1: (No) Stars and Hot Pools at Lake Tekapo

Our roadtrip itinerary
Our roadtrip itinerary

My first hours in New Zealand are a total blur. Continue reading “NZ South Island Road Trip Stop 1: (No) Stars and Hot Pools at Lake Tekapo”

Photo Blog: New Zealand from the Road

My trusty driver and I as we prepared to head off!
My trusty driver and I as we prepared to head off!

Unless you live in Australia or a smattering of Pacific Islands, New Zealand is not an easy place to get to. Continue reading “Photo Blog: New Zealand from the Road”

2,000 Miles in Instagrams

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All packed up at the beginning of the journey!

According to Facebook (which has been somewhat creepily keeping track every time I change my ‘current city’ on my profile), I have moved ten times since finishing college in Boston in 2010. Continue reading “2,000 Miles in Instagrams”