Spontaneity is Key to Adventure in Iceland

As we pulled over onto the side of the road for, what seemed to feel like the 100th time, and the four of us stepped out of the car for a hike up the mountainside to check out another waterfall. At this moment, I couldn’t have been happier with how our lack of planning had allowed us to explore the incredibly unique landscape of Iceland. Since I returned home, I constantly find myself describing, to my friends and family, how diverse the countryside of Iceland was as it varied so much from mile to mile. If we had planned our …

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Where to stay in Iceland?

The question I get asked a lot when I return from a trip is always, “Where did you stay?”, followed by, “Really? And how was it?” I can pretty much guarantee that my one rule for lodging will never change while I travel, and that one rule is to stay as cheap as possible while still having reasonable accommodations. This is because I don’t travel to enjoy the 4 walls of hotel room or how nice their lobby was. I travel to see the country and meet people. With that being said, I usually am constantly reading reviews of hostels …

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Hike Mount Katahdin

Every year in the fall, a group of friends get together to hike up a mountain in New England. In the past, it’s been Mount Washington, up in New Hampshire. This year, the seven of us made the trek up north to Baxter State Park in Millinocket, Maine. Eight hours in the car later, we made it to the Katahdin Stream Campground. Baked beans and hotdogs o’ plenty were all set for the weekend. After a night around the campfire eating and star gazing into the beautiful, clear Main skies, we set off for our tents as the cold-front came …

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The Jump from Climbing Gym to Outdoor Crag

Picture yourself climbing up the third pitch of a massive rock face that overlooks the valley floor below as the sun is setting on your back during a late summer climbing trip with your friends. Or at least that’s what Instagram has implanted in your mind of what climbing is, and you are ready to take the plunge from the gym into the big-time world of climbing outdoors. Assuming you’re like most climbers, you started in the exciting, yet controlled environment of a climbing gym close to your house. You’ve finally gained the confidence on all the 5.10s the gym …

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Hiking the Stratton Pond Loop [Video]

An overnight hiking trip that took us into the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont where the Appalachian Trail meets up with the Long Trail. This loop takes you up to the summit of Stratton Mountain and ends by a pristine lake at the base on the back side. Lakeside camping is the gem of this route. Bluebird day for the entire hike and couldn’t ask for more than pepperoni over the fire… am I right?!

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Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain| My Story

After 1 flight, 2 trains, 1 bus, and one exhausting trek through the streets, we finally reached the city we crossed an entire ocean for… Pamplona. A trip that all began with the backhanded suggestion that we should go run with the bulls. Now fast forward 5 months and some heavy convincing of a few friends; there were the seven of us, dressed in white, running for our lives down the cobblestone streets of Pamplona as half-ton beasts trailed only inches behind us. As my mind raced furiously before the Bulls were released, my head was completely clear of thoughts …

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Preakness Infieldfest – Chainsmokers

It’s that time of year again… when all my friends and I pile into one hotel room for a epic weekend in the great city of Baltimore, MD. This year’s Preakness was headlined by the Chainsmokers and the rain didn’t hold them back. And for the second time now, they’ve put on the most epic show. Over 2,000 kegs were ordered this year for the event and I doubt a single one left without being kicked. Oh… And there was a horse race, which was pretty sweet too.

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Spain Itinerary: First Trip to Europe

After some of my friends and viewers reached out to me for some details from my trip through Spain, I figured it was only helpful if I included all the details from our epic trip so that you can have one of your own! First off, our trip’s schedule was the following: Madrid (2 day) – Barcelona (3 days) – Ibiza (2 days) – Pamplona (2 days) – Madrid (2 days) Budget for our Spain Trip We didn’t really have a set budget in mind but we all spent around $1000 when we were there for 11 days. We planned …

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Seeking Wanderlust | Iceland Adventure [Video]

Four friends road trip through the incredible landscapes of Iceland for an adventure that exceeded every expectation and left us with lasting memories. The entire trip was one spontaneous moment after the next. We only booked a rental car and planned the hostels, that’s it. The video is in chronological order from when we arrived, here is the order of the cities we went to and follow the links below for all the crazy stories that weren’t captured in the video: (Day 1) Keflavik, Reykjavik, Rif (Day 2) Rif, Thingavillir, Reykjavik. (Day 3) Reykjavik, Hveragerdi, Selfoss, Vik (Day 4) Vik …

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Top 10: Things I wish I knew before Iceland

#1 Go hike whatever you want For some reason, I expected to find hiking trails and parks all over the country; however, that was not the case. In a nutshell, you can pull your car over wherever and just go hike any of the hills and mountains you want. You’ll find that most of the fields next to the road have fences preventing an easy access, but they’re short. So hop on over and go have yourself an adventure. #2 Don’t follow the speed limit Anywhere outside the Reykjavik city limits, you will find yourself driving from one small town …

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