A month back home and clearly I needed some air--so I caught the Catalina Express ferry out of San Pedro first thing Saturday morning (hit up Costco for a sweet deal on tickets) for a weekend of scuba, sunshine and sandy beach naps. Casino Point is my go-to for diving in Avalon, especially when … Continue reading Catalina Island: A Day at the Dive Park
My third and final day in Iceland was packed with adventure: waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and Icelandic horses--so naturally I decided to end my three days of nonstop fun with a relaxing sunset soak in Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon. But first, the adventure. I spent the day driving the southern coast of Iceland, with Vik as … Continue reading Iceland Day 3: South Coast & Blue Lagoon
Today was spent in the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik. The shoreline path from Laugarnes Peninsula continued all the way to town and was a scenic, easy 30 minute walk from home and had interesting sculptures dotting the trail, most notably the Sun Voyager by artist Jón Gunnar Árnason. REYKJAVIK. The Harpa Concert Hall Hallgrímskirkja Church … Continue reading Iceland Day 2: Reykjavik and Scuba Diving Silfra
I did not waste a minute. I arrived at Keflavik Airport somewhere between midnight and 1 a.m. (it's hard to say--jetlag and the still-blue sky had my internal clock all jumbled up!) Reykjavik is about an hour's drive from the airport, so once I got settled into my gorgeous VRBO apartment in the Laugarnes peninsula … Continue reading Iceland Day 1: The Golden Circle
Three days in the land of fire and ice.
Mai ka’i Kauai hemolele i ka malie : So beautiful is Kauai, so perfect in the calm. I repeated the Hawaiian phrase to myself as we drove away from Lihue airport. The paved road turned into red dirt and jagged green mountains sliced across the horizon in front of us but all I could see … Continue reading Wailua Falls: So beautiful is Kauai, so perfect in the calm.
Somehow, I had tricked myself into thinking that the only possibly way I could spend my weekend was by hopping on the next train to Switzerland and bungee jumping out of a gondola.