Sometimes a movie hits you right in the soul. When The Secret Life of Walter Mitty came out, I had recently graduated and was job searching, disenfranchised with the corporate ladder. The entirety of the movie, while the protagonist is having a soul searching adventure, he is gallivanting through Iceland, a otherworldly stunning landscape. And ever since Walter skateboarded down the side of a snow capped volcano, Iceland flew straight to the top of my bucket list.
Three years later I can gratefully say that it lived up to every expectation and dream. Expect that it's colder than I could have imagined. But the hypothermia then makes for a great story now!
We road tripped from one gorgeous natural wonder to the next, stopping every half mile to soak up the diverse and dramatic landscape we were driving through. From waterfalls to glaciers to frozen lakes and northern lights, Iceland basically fed my adventurous soul a five star meal.
Until next time Iceland.
To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.