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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...

100 Days Health Challenge: February 10-May 21

Right before I left for a job interview, I expressed some concern to my most honest friend that I was feeling apprehensive about the trip, largely because I didn’t feel great about the shape I was in. Rather than assuage my fears, my friend told me that I “definitely wasn’t at my best.” Everyone should really have at least one friend that...

As My Books Fly Out, My Treasures Remain Shelved: The Elfstones of Shannara

When I was very young, I dreamed that I would one day own a home with a library. It was a strange dream for a kid from a working class family, but I had rather vivid and specific expectations for what my library would one day look like. It would have been filled ceiling to floor with heavy, leather-bound books, hold a reading chair with perfect light, and definitely...