Category: Adventure

Iceland in Poems, Part One

Stefán and the Land Rover In Reykjavík there lives a man Who shows visitors all that he can His Land Rover’s a beast With no cares in the least About snow or ice or black sand   The Land Rover held three Brett, Stefán and me… Continue Reading “Iceland in Poems, Part One”

Hot Springs, Northern Lights and a Neurotic Brit

Our dead of winter Iceland trip was kind of a spur of the moment decision. Travelzoo had a smokin’ deal that included non-stop flights from Denver, five nights’ hotel, and an excursion to Laugarvatn Fontana, a geothermal bath with a buffet dinner and northern… Continue Reading “Hot Springs, Northern Lights and a Neurotic Brit”

Hallgrimskirkja – Say That Three Times Fast

The second tallest building in Iceland is the Lutheran church, Hallgrimskirkja. It sits in the center of Reykjavík and has become one of the city’s best known symbols. Brett’s birthday happened to fall on a Sunday and he was raised Lutheran, so what better… Continue Reading “Hallgrimskirkja – Say That Three Times Fast”

A Stealthy Adrenaline Rush

It was a quiet, clear Sunday morning. We were up early and enjoying our coffee when a very strange sound broke the silence. We looked at each other. What in the world was that? A few seconds later we heard it again, a loud… Continue Reading “A Stealthy Adrenaline Rush”

Fear is Temporary, Regret is Forever

Hucking myself from a plane at 18,000 feet was never something that interested me. On the few occasions over the years that I had thought about what it would be like, I knew I could never do it. I imagined myself overcome with paralyzing… Continue Reading “Fear is Temporary, Regret is Forever”

Indoor Skydiving: One of the Most Fun Things You’ll Do All Year

The days are getting shorter and the mercury is falling. If you’re not a fan of outdoor winter activities (or even if you are!) and are looking for a fun, exciting thing to do on a cold day, indoor skydiving might be just the… Continue Reading “Indoor Skydiving: One of the Most Fun Things You’ll Do All Year”

Nazca Lines, Sand Dunes, Pisco, and “The Final Countdown”

Driving in Peru is terrifying. And I’m not even talking about being the driver. Just being the passenger brings on cold sweats, elevated heart rate and even terror. Ricardo picked us up at 7:30 a.m. for our 4 hour drive down to Ica and… Continue Reading “Nazca Lines, Sand Dunes, Pisco, and “The Final Countdown””

The Inca Trail: Nothing Worthwhile is Ever Easy

Fifty yards remained. As our guide, Fredy, gathered us around for one last talk on our trek to Machu Picchu, I found myself verklempt. It had been an absolutely incredible three days. We had seen some of the most beautiful sights I’d ever seen… Continue Reading “The Inca Trail: Nothing Worthwhile is Ever Easy”