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 London, June 2019

London was a very late addition to my travel plans after my job in Istanbul fell through, so the plans weren’t as developed as I would have liked, but the experience was excellent. After the solitude of Iceland, the crowds were a change of pace, but five shows in five nights, incredible museums, and food from all over the world...

Photos from South Iceland, June 2019

I decided to skip some of the big attractions on the South Coast this time, as the weather was pretty dreary and the crowds were large, but I’ll always enjoy the most-traveled part of Iceland and finally had a decent puffin sighting or two this time.

Photos from North Iceland, June 2019

While the north of Iceland was a bit forbidding when I visited it in March a few years ago, it was absolutely lovely in June this past summer. Featuring Iceland’s second city, Akureyri, Martian landscapes, and two of the best waterfalls you’ll ever see, it’s certainly a place you’ll want to spend time exploring.

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...