Day five in Iceland: Full circle to a golden finish

Day 5, July 10: Our last night spent under the sun. We fly home around 8:30 tonight and have the morning and afternoon to log in the last few hundred kilometres of our rental. Since we're already in the area, we decide to spend our final hours following the pack for Iceland's most popular tour: … Continue reading Day five in Iceland: Full circle to a golden finish

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Day four in Iceland: From Sulfur to Silfra

Day 4, July 9: We gather our freshly-cleaned bathing suits and towels from the bathroom and retrieve the thermal wear from our bags. There will be another long drive ahead - about 5 and a half hours from Akureyri to Þingvellir. Today, we are off to try something new. My mom booked us a snorkeling … Continue reading Day four in Iceland: From Sulfur to Silfra

Day two in Iceland: The Arctic Coast Way

Day 2, July 7: We have another full itinerary ahead. Being naturally inclined to exploring the less-traveled routes, we choose the northern way instead. While tempted by the allure of the Westfjords, we bypass it for timing purposes. Our destination is Akureyri via the newly advertised highway of the north. I pull off my sleep … Continue reading Day two in Iceland: The Arctic Coast Way

Day one in Iceland: Finding the centre of the earth

A 5-day expedition through Iceland's northwest in a dainty manual car to escape the summer heat. Just me and my mom. After months of careful planning with a table-wide Michelin map and figuring out drive times and F-roads, it all comes down to this. From Keflavik through Snæfellsnes and pushing north past Siglufjörður to Akureyri … Continue reading Day one in Iceland: Finding the centre of the earth

Heritage Snapshots of Ontario: The Whitby Centennial Building

  The Centennial Building has been the heart of a booming Great Lakes town since the 1800s. This grand structure is one of my favourite gems in downtown Whitby, and where my Mom and Stepdad got married in October, 2016. The building was constructed between 1853-1854 as the Ontario County Court House, which served as … Continue reading Heritage Snapshots of Ontario: The Whitby Centennial Building