Every summer my family travels up to Maine. It’s almost an 8-hour car ride, and miraculously, we all arrive intact year after year (despite the immense urge to kill one another). Over the years, Maine has grown to feel like a second home to us. It is very difficult to put into words the magic of the beautiful landscape or the peace that I feel when I am there. Instead, I thought I’d share a few family photos from our trip with you all. Enjoy!
The second leg of our Iceland adventure kicked off with The Golden Circle tour, a full-day bus trip that takes visitors around to all the classic Iceland sites. We traveled to waterfalls, churches, and geysers. I think one of the great things about Iceland is that there is such a broad range of activities and attractions that appeal to all different age groups. The group on our bus tour ranged from people who were our age up to 60 and 70 year olds. It was an excursion that was friendly for everyone.
Reykjavík was the perfect destination for a quick visit over Memorial Day weekend. It’s not too long a flight from New York (approximately 5 hours), and it was very do-able within the short time frame we had. The landscape, culture, unique geothermal activity, and history found there made Iceland one of the most otherworldly places I have ever traveled. I can certainly understand what all the buzz is about and why it is such a hot destination right now (despite the fact that it is freezing cold there).
If you find yourself in London soon, you absolutely must have brunch at The Riding House Café near Oxford Circus.
I was in London over Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend with Alec. We explored the city by bike on the first day there, trying different restaurants and visiting cute hole-in-the-wall shops.
As I write this post, I am currently bundled up beneath my duvet, wearing ten different layers of clothing and cursing myself for being so in love with New York. I know I’ll quickly get over it. I am steadfast in my belief that there is no better place on this planet but looking back on all these photos from this past week and seeing the sun shining down on Cape Town has made me slightly question my life decisions. New York is the place to be for all the obvious reasons, but as I sit here typing this, pausing every few minutes to pull my sleeves down over my fingers to warm my frozen little hands, those obvious reasons are evading me. Okay, yes, I am being dramatic! (Surprise, surprise)… It was about 40° out today – not terrible, but I will say that when I first stepped outside JFK this afternoon, the cold was a shock to my system.