A couple of years ago when I was in Iceland, I was driving around Snæfellsnes when I spied an eminently climbable volcano beside the road. I can’t remember why I didn’t stop and climb it there and then but I filed it away under my mental list of things to do next time. This year… More Another Tiny Volcano Adventure: Saxhöll
This month’s photoset is Iceland’s Golden Circle – and because I went there in September, I now have autumn pictures to add to my summer and winter ones. By the way, I had a ridiculously perfect snowy pastel-skied winter day and a perfect blue-sky-and-sunshine summer day, whereas my autumn day was damp and drizzly and… More Photoset: The Golden Circle all year round
I’ve talked about my travel origin story before – about the time I went to Italy at fourteen, about that fateful night at Rangers in 2008 that resulted in me going to Helsinki. But I’ve skipped a link in that chain. I’d recently watched Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman’s Long Way Down – their trip… More I forgot why I started travelling
I am not as gentle on my cameras as I could be. In fact, my current one is half-dead because something has gone wrong with the zoom knob – a lot of the time it ignores me, a lot of the time it switches on movie instead and some of the time it zooms in… More Useful Travel Items: Always-On Case
Last week I went to Latvia. I spent most of the time in Rīga but I spent a day in the countryside at Sigulda. You’ll hear about that later. This story takes place during my day in Sigulda. Thirty or so miles east of Rīga lies the Gauja National Park. Sigulda is a small town… More I found Latvian Silent Hill!
If you’re female, in your early-to-mid twenties, have a penchant for solo travel and work with half a dozen Good and Proper Married Women, you’re probably going to hear “you’re so brave!” any time you suggest going anywhere that’s not an all-inclusive family resort in Spain and France. That’s the politest way I can describe… More “You’re so brave!” and how I’m *not*
Backalong, I wrote a post about a canyon on Snæfellsnes called Rauðfeldsgjá. That post has become one of my workhorses – it’s consistently in my top five most-read posts every month, it’s my third most-read post of all time, it’s been linked on Reddit. People have read this post, despite the fact that for some reason… More Rauðfeldsgjá revisited
I’ve been to Snæfellsnes a few times. I’ve definitely done two tour trips there (a summer one and a winter one) and I’ve definitely driven round it myself at least once before but this summer I came across a little gem I’ve never noticed before. Bjarnarfoss is a waterfall. There are thousands of waterfalls in Iceland… More Bjarnarfoss – the overlooked waterfall
Last month I was in Iceland. Mostly it was cold and wet and windy but on the Thursday it cheered up a bit. I spent the day circuiting Snæfellsnes (which, truth be told, is just a bit too much for one day) and rather than drive out to Hverinn where I’d spent the previous night,… More I accidentally saw the Northern Lights!
Iceland was a bit damp and a bit chilly but sometimes that meant it looked good. So without further ado: This statue very obviously felt the same about the rain as I did. Travel bloggers always seem to have photos of themselves from behind. I don’t have anyone to take that kind of picture of… More Photoset: Iceland 2017