Glacier Kayaking in Iceland: A Life Changing Experience

On our kayaking trip with IceGuide, Daniel and I got to paddle past glaciers and icebergs, walk on them, physically stand on them and push them apart, and marvel at their beauty up close and personal.

Had I known this from the start, I would have never thrown the fit that I did right before I decided “f**** it” and booked it the night before we went.

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Iceland Packing List: Everything You’ll Need

 

Going on a trip to Iceland definitely requires a great deal of preparation. Even if you are from a rainy and windy place, nothing compares to the wind and rain in Iceland. We’re glad that coming out of the trip we can say that we were very well prepared for all of the elements we met. Here’s a list of the important items we packed (or wished we packed):

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Your Perfect Arizona Road Trip

Arizona is one of the most beautiful states, and I’m not just saying that because I live here. There is a certain kind of beauty that this state has to offer that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else. From cactus covered desert to ponderosa pine forest, I’d say Arizona just about has it all. The best way to see this beautiful state is by car, and it’s not so bad considering its only about a 6 1/2 hour drive from top to bottom. I’ve road tripped up the spine of Arizona more than a few times, and I hope this inspires you to do the same, whether you live in Arizona or are considering visiting. There’s a ton of activities/things to see that I won’t be able to list here, so here’s just some of my personal favorites along the drive:

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5 Ways to Succeed as a Workawayer Before You Even Arrive

If you read my post about getting started with Workaway, you know a little bit about how enriching my experience was. I am not the expert workawayer, but because I have gone to live with a host family through the program and my family has hosted three people through the program, I believe I have an interesting perspective on how to be successful in this role.

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What Workaway is + How to Get Started

The reason that me and so many other people have been able to experience the rich cultures of the world is an amazing website called Workaway. I found this website a number of years ago, but never had a good enough reason to use it. After certain life circumstances, I decided that I had to get away and experience something amazing. Workaway was exactly what I needed and wanted during that time in my life and I am so incredibly happy and thankful that I decided to give it a try.

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8 Important Tips for Your Travels

I’m going to start this off by saying that I am by no means an expert traveller. I spent two months traveling around Europe 1. as a workawayer (living with a family for free and doing chores to earn my room and board), 2. a solo traveler, and 3. with friends. I would say that those two months were the most I’ve ever grown in my entire life; I learned so much about the world around me. I did a lot of research, like reading posts like this, before leaving on my trip and I think that is what helped me so much. Here are a few other important lessons I learned (sometimes the hard way):

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Prague, Czech Republic – A City With All the Bells and Whistles

Prague is one of those soon-to-be iconic cities. Lots of people have been traveling there as of lately, and I definitely see why. With amazing public transportation and something to do around every corner, it’s a traveller’s paradise. We spent 5 days here and it was the perfect amount of time.

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