Ice Caves by Vatnajokull Glacier – An Iceland Ice Cave Tour Review

It was a day full of waterfalls and amazing views along to South Coast of Iceland.  It was late afternoon when we arrived at one of my favorite places in Iceland – Jökulsárlón.  My then-boyfriend and I were on an amazing 3-day adventure weekend road trip in Iceland.  We both were super excited because we were going to head out to see an Iceland Ice Cave.  We were being provided the Ice Caves by Vatnajokull Glacier from Guide to Iceland. Continue Reading . . .

Spotlight Thursday – A Very Scary Bull Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Spotlight Thursday is from my first solo road trip.  On my way to Mount Rainier National Park, I stopped in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  After a while, bison herds start to all look the same.  This herd was a little different since it was the only one during my visit that had calfs with them.  Without further ado, here is how I made a deal with a bull bison in Yellowstone National Park. Continue Reading . . .

5 Epic Reasons Travelers need to learn to drive a Manual Transmission

In the USA, I am a rarity among the millennial peer group.  I am not sure why given the most of the rest of the world but driving around the USA I am odd. Why am I odd?  I own a vehicle with a manual transmission and I purchased it in June 2015.  There is a funny story behind why I drive a manual transmission which I will share at a later date but the gist is that I got my first car at the age of 13 (yep, 13) and was allowed to drive it every day (and no my parents weren’t crazy).  Originally, I hated that my car was going to be a manual transmission but now 13 years later, I can’t imagine owning a car that isn’t a manual transmission. Continue Reading . . .

A Walk in the woods at Muir Woods National Monument

Giant Coastal Redwoods rise up around me.  I stand in awe that less than 30 minutes ago I was standing among the skyscrapers of San Francisco. A short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is a wilderness oasis near one of the US’s largest cities in the most populous state.  These coastal redwoods aren’t a hidden.  They stand proudly in the Muir Woods National Monument. Continue Reading . . .

Taking a Nap in a Giant’s Shoe in Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

I was shocked as the view changed from the rugged coast line of Ireland to the geological wonder of Giant’s Causeway before my very eyes.  I had driven to Northern Ireland as part of a whirlwind road trip around the Isle of Ireland. I truly felt like I had stepped into the land of Giants. Continue Reading . . .