Iceland + Travel + a Book Recommendation


Travel and books are two of my favorite things. And books about travel (or food) are even more delicious. Toss in some psychobabble about happiness and I’m one intrigued and dare-I-say happy camper.

And so when I found myself in Metsker’s Maps of Seattle the weekend before flying to Iceland, and happened upon a copy of The Geography of Bliss, I figured it was meant to be. I finished the book before we landed in Reykjavik and it was an enjoyable read with some real anecdotal gems on how people behave in the happiest (Iceland) and least happy (Moldova) places on earth. Oh and it was funny too.

And yep, Iceland consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries on earth (if not the happiest). It’s also cold, dark for much of the year, and its nature, while stunning, is magnificently unrelenting and totally humbling. I loved it.

The country. The book. Travel.

I believe to enjoy travel is to love- to overcome your lack of sleep, to look past all the missing conveniences, and to wholeheartedly embrace the weird and wonderful of wherever you find yourself. Be it Iceland or Idaho.
Nowhere is perfect, but I’ve never been anywhere I didn’t love.

And so while I’m excited (and impatient!) to get started sharing my adventures here on the blog, I’m truthfully a little overwhelmed with where to begin and how to go about it. One long post? Many short posts? Loads of photos? Chronological? Topical? Advice on what to do? How to dress?

Clearly I have lots of questions for myself.
But only three for you.
Will you help a girl out?

What kind of travel writing do you guys most enjoy?
What do you want to see/know about traveling in Iceland?
Are there any travel or nomad blogs you really like the format of?

ps. okay, I guess that’s four questions. 🙂
And thanks! I’m really excited to hear what you guys have to say!

2 thoughts on “Iceland + Travel + a Book Recommendation

  1. I like personal things rather than just stuff I can just look up on tripadvisor. I like to hear how a place felt and seemed and the lazy afternoon spent drinking coffee or hours spent at a bar because the bartender was awesome. you know that stuff that real people stuff

  2. I like to read about experiences and any surprises you had; like the previous poster, if I can find it on a travel magazine-style site, it’s really not going to do much for me. And, of course, oodles of pictures!

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