hypothetical trip : iceland

i read somewhere that even planning out a hypothetical trip can have some of the same therapeutic and restorative qualities of going on an actual trip. so, at the close of this very stressful week, i’ve planned a hypothetical trip.

Puffin at Látrabjarg

where: iceland

how long: 10 days

when: april or october

why: iceland has been in my “Top 5 Travel Destinations” forever


day 1: land in Reykjavik – hit up a museum – grab a ferry to Videy for lunch and a biking tour – ferry back to Reykjavik for dinner

Jökulsárlón Lagoon

day 2: early start – drive to Vik – breakfast and dogsledding – lunch at Jökulsárlón lagoon – dinner and stay at Egilsstaðir

Dettifoss Waterfalls

day 3: breakfast – drive to Dettifoss waterfall – drive Ásbyrgi canyon and lunch – drive to Husavik and dinner


day 4: breakfast – morning whale watch – lunch – soaking at the Myvatn Nature Baths –  Godafoss waterfall – drive to Akureyri and dinner

day 5: early start – drive to Isafjordur lunch along the way – biking tour at the the nature reserve at Hornstrandir – dinner – stay up for the northern lights


day 6: breakfast – hiking a glacier and lunch – play with the puffins at Látrabjarg – dinner

day 7: breakfast – ferry to Snaefellsness Peninsula – horseback riding – lunch – bike tour – dinner

day 8:  breakfast – hike a glacier and lunch – driving tour of peninsula – dinner

day 9: breakfast – drive back to Raykjavik – lunch – explore Blue Lagoon – dinner


day 10: last day in Raykjavik

Most important item to buy: nordic sweater and puffins  (if that’s legal)

Soundtrack: Sigur Ros because it’s magical and ethereal just like Iceland

I couldn’t fit all the lovely images I found of Iceland, so check out some of my pins here.


school’s back in session

for the past few months, loyal readers of this blog have been mentioning that i have been mia. i have.  they’ve been wondering why i haven’t blogged or written any more letters.  my answer? because i have no idea what i’m taking about.

when i first started the “dear future husband” blog years ago, i thought i knew stuff.  i thought i knew how to be in relationships, how to survive marriage, and how to do all the stuff i talk about.  but oh man, no i don’t.  at least i don’t know as much as i thought i did.

so, school’s back in session.  time to learn some lessons.