“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been”. – Diane Arbus Among one of the most unearthly beautiful places in the world lies the dramatic, stark landscape of Iceland. Known as “the land of fire and ice”, Iceland has by far been one of the most spectacular places I have ever experienced. For you don’t simply visit Iceland; you experience it.
I just finished reading Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” a dark, raw and fiercely humorous book on how one woman finds herself during a three-month long trek through the wild Pacific Crest Trail. The book is powerful, emotional, honest and inspiring, and Strayed uses her brilliant memoir to take a hard look at self-discovery, heeling and change. Of course when times are tough, we can’t always pick up our bags and leave town. Yet, I […]
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I haven’t felt up to writing much today as I’m still battling a persistent, stubborn sinus infection that is making me tired, somewhat grumpy and not 100%. Yet in times of illness, I always remind myself that things could always be worse. Much worse. So it is important to be positive and put my plugged ears and stuffed up head into perspective! That said, I wanted to do a quick post of inspiration. On Sunday, Jakesprinter’s Travel Theme was Plains. I […]
“Life is full of surprises”. -John Major Half of the beauty of traveling and exploring the world is the unexpected surprises that come along the way. From a glacial tongue in Iceland…
I have never participated in Frizztext’s Story challenges before but thought there was no better time than the present to jump on board. This week’s challenge is the letter “W” and I immediately thought of water. Water seems to be my favorite photo subject perhaps because I love it so much. I live in the land of 10,000 lakes and water is the one thing that truly calms my soul. For this theme, I chose a variation of water: Waterfalls. […]
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“We were born before the wind Also younger than the sun Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic Hark, now hear the sailors cry Smell the sea and feel the sky Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic” – Lyrics to one of my favorite Van Morrison songs, “Into the Mystic” I just couldn’t resist including it with the post…listen along and view my photos into the mystic…. There is no place […]
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” — William Feather This week’s theme for the Weekly Image of Life by the Island Traveler is one near and dear to my heart. Adventure. I searched the online dictionaries on the web to see how they defined adventure and here are some of my favorites. ad•ven•tureædˈvɛn tʃər(n.; v.)-tured, -tur•ing. An exciting or very unusual experience. Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of […]
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Ailsa over at Where’s my backpack’s weekly travel theme is parks. I couldn’t think of a more perfect theme. If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I am an avid hiker and find myself at peace in parks. I have been to many beautiful parks in my life, however, there are a few that have stayed in my heart and soul forever. Places of such eternal, everlasting beauty that I will never forget them. Here is […]
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I felt like I needed to spice my blog up a bit. Lately I’ve done an awful lot of posts on Minnesota and even have another one in the queue. When I started this blog it was mostly for sharing my stories and photos from traveling somewhere else. Yet I came to realize that many of my readers have never even been to Minnesota and perhaps don’t realize how incredibly beautiful it really is. Hence my recent focus on places […]
For this week’s photo challenge “Two Subjects” I couldn’t decide. I was torn between two completely different pictures in two different countries: Iceland and Morocco. So I picked Two Subjects with two subjects (ha ha…hope you liked my play on words!). Here are the two I chose.