Well, I did it.
15 years after college, I finally had my "backpack across Europe" experience (albeit the hostel-free version). 7 flights, 6 cities, 5 countries, and 4 currencies in 3 action-packed weeks. Amazingly enough, we did not step foot inside a single museum. What we did do was experience a vast array of sights, both natural and man-made. From parks and monuments, to mountains and glaciers. We swam in hot springs and oceans. And of course we ate. Probably too much eating.
OK, definitely too much eating.
Mapping out our Great European adventure took careful planning. There were a multitude of changes along the way, as cities, countries, even calendar months were swapped out. But one thing stayed consistent throughout the various iterations - Iceland. Iceland was always on the agenda. It was our jumping off point, the first landing spot, a kick-off to our culinary adventure.
Who knew it would also be our most memorable experience?Read more