The Westfjordes

An overview of our travels in the past 3 days: We left the Strandir Coast and we have made our way to the west side of the westfjords. From Nordurfjordur, which is where we were when I last wrote a blog post, we traveled south on Hwy 643 and cut across to Hwy 61. We…

Our First Days in Iceland

A four hour flight and 5 1/2 consecutive episodes of Big Bang Theory later, we arrived in Keflavik, Iceland. It was 4:15am when we arrived, so we attempted to snooze on a bench at the airport until our pick up time for our camper van. Our camper van is truly wonderful and such a great…

Where are we at and where are we going?

I took my last pay plot on August 3rd and we left Prince George to embark on a season of travel and exploration which we have both been looking forward to for quite some time. The past few years have been very focused on finishing school and, although these three years have been ones that…

Meaningful Travel

Kurtis and I dream a lot about places in the world that we want to one day see and experience. One thing that we have come to understand is that it is very easy to travel and see, yet not necessarily experience anything of real value or lasting worth. We meet people on our travels…

I’m Blogging Again!

I realized the other day that what used to consume a large portion of my time over the past three years has basically disappeared since getting married. Through my travels, blogging played the important role of helping me to direct my thoughts, reflect on my experiences, and consolidate the whirl of ideas in my head.…

Engagement Party Middle Eastern-Style

On an afternoon last week, my Arabic teacher — who has become a valued friend over my time in Aqaba — informed me that she, her sister, and her mom were going to throw me an engagement party at their house the next day. “Alright,” I told her. “What should I wear and what will…