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“You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are? Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles.” –George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life

The Tröllaskagi Peninsula: Unbelievable Beauty in North Iceland With Far Fewer Tour Buses

You may have heard that Iceland is overrun with tourists, and with 2.2 million visitors to the island of 330,000 people in 2017, you might begin to believe that it’s just not a special destination any longer. While that’s certainly not true, my enthusiasm about the South Coast of Iceland is not without some reservation, namely the fact that the most...

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 necessar and as the whims of...

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 Ljubljana, sample the creme cake and...

Photos from Istria Region, Croatia June 2018

My introduction to Croatia involved an incredibly long bus trip from Ljubljana that passed through Trieste (a city I absolutely hope to visit based on my quick drive through). As a whole, Istria felt much different than the rest of Croatia, with fewer tourists and just an incredible number of roadside stands selling everything from homemade honey to the best lamb you...