Iceland is spectacularly beautiful– so there was no way I could fit all my road trip photos into one post. So here is part two: photos from the last few days of my road trip in the Westfjords with Annukka. More wild camping, more dinners cooked over campstoves by the seashore, more sunsets, more stunning landscapes. … More Roadtripping in Iceland, Part Two
Iceland has been on my travel wish list for many years now. My friend Annukka, who I met sailing in Antarctica, has been working in Iceland this summer so I decided it would be the perfect time to visit! Last week we met up in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city, borrowed a little red car from a … More Roadtripping in Iceland, part one
I get asked a lot of questions about gear. I have a few friends who are just getting into the outdoorsy side of life, and lately their questions have had me thinking about what I wish I had known when I was a brand new starry-eyed backpacker, completely clueless about what would actually happen when I … More Backpacking Gear: What Should You Invest Your Money In?
The first backpacking trip I ever took was short. Which is a good thing. For 3 nights and 4 days of front-country hiking, I stuffed my pack until it was bursting at the seams and strapped it to myself. As you can probably guess, that wasn’t the wisest idea. Here are a few mistakes I made: Packing cotton: … More Tips for Beginners on Packing for a Backpacking Trip
Two weary travelers, beleaguered by illness, set out to see the world– though their sights great, their bodies were burdened by the heavy weight of the past five days of badassery, walking, and sleeping. Noses runny, heads aching, throats scratchy, Our noble heroines pitched their saggy tent at the end of the world in the land of … More At the end of the world, in the land of fire, in a saggy tent…
Rebecca’s here! She got in yesterday and now the hotel room looks like this: Other than trashing our hotel room with this gearsplosion (more on that in a sec), we’ve also done some pretty neat stuff:
As the big departure day draws closer, my backpack is growing fuller and heavier. And I am growing more grateful for cat food cans. Because of a 3oz can of cat food, my entire cooking kit can fit inside my 2-quart pot. If you’re interested in an ultralight, ultra-simple stove that doubles as a pot … More Cat Food Cans & Grand Intentions