Iceland is made for backpacking. It has a wealth of trails that are supported by smart amenities and relatively easy to access. The country has embraced the backpacker, with plenty of touring groups, sports shops and hostels. Here are some other…
Years ago, I got hooked on A Game of Thrones. I was surprised to see HBO take the ambitious step of turning A Game of Thrones into a series – and doing a pretty good job of it too. Sure,…
Just so you know, there are no volcanoes in Iceland. It’s all a giant hoax perpetrated by Icelanders because they love hearing the rest of the world try pronouncing their words. In fact, Iceland had 278 percent more landmass…
I started this blog for one reason: to give people ideas for finding the right adventure for them. My favorite days as a blogger are not when an advertiser throws some cash my way. It’s when someone writes and says…
People love underdogs like the Iceland soccer team. Hours ago, they wrapped up a scoreless draw against Croatia at its Laugardalsvöllur national football stadium. Even before the result, Iceland soccer has been getting all sorts of great press. If you’ve looked…
People travel to eat, to birdwatch, to lounge on beaches, even to skydive. But for my wife and me, running abroad has become a reason to travel.
Here’s the really big deal about glacier hiking: It’s a chance to see the Earth … alive, changing, noisy, real. And to feel something about it.
The Silfra Rift, one of the world’s coolest SCUBA diving destination, makes me want to put on a dry suit and plunge under the 36-degree water.
Whenever I travel, I can count on my fear of heights to rear up at least once per trip. Here’s what happens in my head when the exposure and consequences for error escalate.
Sometimes, the din has to stop. You need to get away from TVs, traffic and the white noise of people-people-everywhere. But where? A slice of quiet seems harder than ever to find, but I have some ideas.
Bacon or chocolate? A pint of craft beer or a wedge of aged gouda? The family dog or cat? All choices nobody wants to make. My favorite hiking destinations offer the same conundrum. So what’s the winner – Iceland’s Landmannalaugar or New Zealand’s Tongariro Alpine Crossing?
Iceland just gave me another reason to visit again: a tour company that takes people down a 400-foot descent into a volcano’s intact magma chamber. This is the only place in the world you can experience this, and it has me salivating at the thought of another trip to Iceland.
Sometimes random stuff is cool and fun. I’m digging into my archives for never-before-seen outtakes from my trips. Here’s one from Keflavik, Iceland.
IcelandAir will soon start service between Denver and Keflavik, Iceland. Here’s what that means for outdoor-oriented travelers.
It’s amazing what you can do with 1 day in Iceland – from a midnight 10K to visiting a penis museum.
Volcanic fumaroles, explosion craters and endless plains of cooled magma make the landscape near Reykjahliđ one of the most incredible places you’ll ever see.
Day 8 in Iceland takes us to the awesome Dimmuborgir lava formations, and to the top of the massive Hverfjall steam explosion crater. Epic scenery!
Reykjavik has some great cafes, but hard-core espresso fiends will recognize Kaffitar as the city’s best.
Eating rotten shark meat, hiking Skaftafell National Park, a second hike in search of puffins in the cliffs near Vik – That’s all part of Day 6 in the Iceland Diary.
It’s time for Wandering Justin’s Best of Travel, Adventure and Blogging in 2010. See who made the list!