The Christmas Classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, has warmed hearts for decades — and rightly so. This delightful and surprisingly relatable tale of George Bailey and his quest for purpose in a small town should have a place in every home at every Christmastime. George’s journey cuts to our hearts and shifts our perspectives to […]Read more "Why Mary from “It’s a Wonderful Life” is One of My All-Time Favorite Role Models"
I’m not one to fan-girl too much, but when we started driving toward Eyjafjallajokull, all bets were off. It’s a volcano and, yes, its name is extremely hard to pronounce. Walter Mitty encounters Eyjafjallajokull in the movie and it erupted in real life in 2010. Why am I fan-girling over a volcano, you may ask? […]Read more "What It’s Like to Stand at the Foot of a Volcano"
Angela and I rolled into the little town of Stykkisholmer – this had to be it! The most memorable scene from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed in this town. You may think I’m kidding, but fictional Walter was one of the main reasons I decided to go to Iceland in the first place. The […]Read more "Scouting Locations from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (and a Little Movie Magic!)"
If you want to get away from it all, Iceland should be at the top of your list. Iceland is the closest thing I’ll ever get to visiting another planet. The views are breathtaking and otherworldly. As soon as you land, the ground looks like I would expect to see rolling across terrain on mars. […]Read more "Iceland: I could stay forever, but I shouldn’t."
The colors. Buildings that take bold risks. Murals dripping with eclectic taste. Hills that are so vibrantly green it’s hard to believe Photoshop wasn’t involved. The color scheme is always noticed – the thing that charms me about a new place. Iceland is no exception. This post is an exhibition of those colors for you, my […]Read more "I Love the Colors in Iceland."
I don’t own a record player. I’ve never purchased a vinyl. I ordered a normal latte today even though there was specialty brew available. Yet, some of my most inspiring moments have come from exploring more unconventional, artistic pathways mapped out by my hipster best friend, Angela. She immediately embraced the relaxed, sporty culture of […]Read more "Exploring Reykjavik, Iceland with My Hipster Best Friend"
“Listen here, millennial…” The term millennial denotes, “a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000,” but has quickly declined to mean an entitled, ignorant, know-it-all demeanor applying to everyone in their twenties. I’m left wondering how I got lumped into this negativity just because I was born in 1992. I wish everyone who has […]Read more "How to Be a Millennial That People Will Actually Like"