Tag: Iceland

  • Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Despite the fact that writing is a solitary act, most writing retreats charge hundreds of dollars to bring you together with a bunch of other writers and inundate you with workshops and talks about the writing and publishing industry. If you’re just looking for a quiet place to sit and write, you’re largely on your…

  • If you can get to Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote town in Greenland, you can stay for free

    If you can get to Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote town in Greenland, you can stay for free

    I woke up today to this fabulous proposition: stay at the world’s most remote hotel for free. In disbelief, I scoured through the details. The guest house is located in a tiny island off the coast of Greenland called Ittoqqortoomiit with a population of less than 500 people. If that doesn’t ring a bell, according…

  • Who do you become when you travel somewhere?

    Who do you become when you travel somewhere?

    “If you wake up at a different time in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?” I think about this quote every time I fly. I often wonder who I’m going to be when I land somewhere new. Because without fail, I’m always a slightly different person in a different place.…

  • The best countries in the world for women

    The best countries in the world for women

    There are a lot of places in the world where women are second class citizens. On the worst end of the spectrum, they are not allowed to vote, drive, or hold public office. Even when it comes to basic things like wage equality or the ability to hold men accountable for their misdeeds, many “developed”…

  • When destinations are cheap to get to but expensive to visit

    When destinations are cheap to get to but expensive to visit

    A long time ago, flights used to be at least half the cost of an entire trip. But with the increased popularity of low cost airlines and fare wars, flying has become a lot more affordable. If you’re opportunistic, you can snag a flight deal to pretty much anywhere for a fraction of the cost.…

  • Drunk Interview: Road-tripping in Iceland

    Drunk Interview: Road-tripping in Iceland

    Iceland is probably the best place I’ve ever been to. When I went, I stayed in main cities and ventured on day trips to see the beauty of the country’s landscapes. Since then, I’ve been dreaming of going back to take a road trip around the country. My friend did just that last spring. So…