Happy Thanksgiving, from Canada! The picture above is one of my few favourite places on earth, Moose Mountain, N.B. Why this image for Thanksgiving, you ask? I suppose I am thankful for living where I do, and for growing up in the best part of the world. Wonderful people, opportunities, and you get sights like this for a backyard.
Real reason? My turkey bird was a bit of a visual hot mess. While tasting spectacular, I forgot to tie her legs together and she went all spread eagle in the roaster. Not. Attractive. I'll stick to landscapes.
Alright, admittedly Iceland isn't really so "hidden" anymore. Icelandair does such amazing packages that most of my friends have visited there en route to Europe. It's a brilliant idea to get you there, where you will instantly fall in love and want to come back for a purely Icelandic vacation.
Hallgrimska is a must see location--it's spectacular!
Hallgrimska Church, amazing even at 6am on a cold December morning.
Reykjavik - Hallgrimska Church
Most popular restaurant in Reykjavik -- hotdog stand!
Iceland is well known for geothermal pools, likely the most touristy and famous is the Blue Lagoon.
My bestie and I, chilling out at the geothermal pool.
If you're looking into Iceland as a destination, I absolutely recommend Iceland Day Trips to help you plan the perfect stay! http://www.icelanddaytrips.com/ We had owner Thorbear (Þorbjörn) as a guide and he was amazing. Super reasonable prices and will take you anywhere you want to go!
We had 12 hours in Reykjavik--Sample Itinerary!
7:30am – Breakfast
9:00am – Álafoss Yarn Factory
10am-12pm – Downtown Reykjavík and
3:00pm – Arrive at Airport (go straight to security,
no baggage to drop)
4:30pm – IcelandAir Flt. 454 departs
Reykjavik for Heathrow. Arrival at
We got a little Iceland bonus when our flight was delayed on the way back from London, and we had to stay overnight in Reykjavik. Complete props to Icelandair, who dealt flawlessly with the delay, put us up in their hotel and fed us, gave us a cab to the hotel AND upgraded my friend and I into First Class on the way home!
A bonus of first class, which neither of us had ever flown before, is this fun little sack of freebies. And endless booze. Endless. Oh, how the other half live.
**I'm actually so bad at this, that this is from 2012. And I just posted it now. Awesome. The post below is mega out of date.**
I'm a shitty blogger--I know this. I only update when exciting things occur and I'm travelling somewhere interesting. Since that only happens once per year, my little blog looks so sad. I do try to keep on top of little trips, but they never seem to make the cut.
Hopefully I will have something new to report soon.
I did just take a quick birthday-weekend trip to NYC and saw some incredible shows. Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the best pieces of theatre I've ever seen--definitely go if you have the chance. Also caught The Best Man, starring John Laroquette, Candice Bergen, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury and Eric MacCormack. It was solid and more light and fun, but Salesman is the thing to see on Broadway right now. GO.
Drunken Brunch menu
I also had the chance for a reunion with my bestie Sam, of Bridges of Madison Avenue fame (yes, FAME). When Harpers BAZAAR sends you an incredible Missoni Home throw, you're famous. In Canada, anyway.
I swear my faithful few, I will be back with new posts soon!
I had a minor disagreement with my external harddrive, which I markedly lost--along with all my pictures. Fear not! They have been recovered and will soon be back in my hands. The stories of travel, my recommendations on destinations and pontificating on life over a pint and a sunset will also return. Until then, bon voyage!
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” - Maya Angelou