Author - Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate. In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

Photos from the Westfjords of Iceland, June 2019

I visited the Westfjords on an earlier trip to Iceland but hadn’t made it to this little corner in the southeast corner of the region. Most of these photos were taken in the little town of Djúpavík and in and around its abandoned herring factory. It was a long, but incredibly scenic drive on a narrow gravel road to get there and I...

Photos from East Iceland June 2019

In my previous trips to Iceland, I had never made it to the easternmost part of the island, but finally got there this time. From a lovely stay in Seyðisfjörður to some of the most rugged cliffs and isolated beaches in the country, the east was never a disappointment.

Photos from Snæfellsnes Peninsula, June 2019

While I am unlikely to ever learn how to spell it, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula will remain one of my favorite parts of Iceland. It’s filled with some excellent scenery, lovely little towns, and all the lupine. All of it. There are some excellent camping areas all around the peninsula, making it an easy side trip from the Ring Road...

Off to Iceland One More Time

I seem to have a vague memory of posting about how my last trip to Iceland would likely be my last, but the island certainly has a hold on me. This time, the plan is to finally do the entire Ring Road and hit the Westman Islands, which might be a bit ambitious. The beauty of traveling by camper van, though, is that plans can evolve as...

Photos from Ljubljana, Slovenia June 2018

Slovenia was the entry point for my adventure through the Balkans and one of the loveliest cities I’ve visited. I was fortunate enough to have a few hours to wander the old city center alone one morning and to stumble on a wine festival and street food fair another. When you get to Slovenia, be sure to wander the streets of...