is now something of a joke. What an epic trip plan failure. I’m not changing it, though, because it’s a story unto itself. Where to go next? (when we can actually go somewhere) I’ve got some thoughts.
UPDATE: I went ahead and called United to make sure 1) this wasn’t a mistake, given how far away my trip is (last week of July) and 2) if it was true, to see about a refund. It was not a mistake. Canceled due to market restrictions. I am happy to report that I hadContinue reading “Happy [fertility celebration], my flight got canceled”
There’s a mosquito buzzing around my office as I sit here typing at 9AM. It is almost summer here in the southern US, and the annual plagues have begun. A wasp set up shop in my laundry room. I’m allergic to wasp venom. Can’t find the wasp nest. Last night about a dozen huge cockroachesContinue reading “first the roaches, then the termites…”
This is Hornstrandir National Reserve in the Westfjord region of Iceland. It’s only accessible by boat. Most people take the boat from Ísafjörður. You can take a plane to Ísafjörður from various places in Iceland including Reykjavik and Akureyri. My home bases in July are right outside Akureyri. Here’s a better idea of where itContinue reading “Westfjords and Little Foxes”
Good news: A new job within my current company is 99% a done deal My soon-to-be hiring manager has already approved my Iceland time off this summer because she rules Still good news but is stressing me out: This means I am currently working two full time demanding jobs for the next two weeks I’llContinue reading “ICELAND IS A GO!”
Cabins, flights (domestic and international) and two hotel rooms are booked as of this morning. All the crucial stuff is squared away. Now I just have to hope that whatever job I get between now and this summer has a hiring manager who will be OK with my trip. And that the pandemic isn’t stillContinue reading “Iceland update”
Going to Iceland only. Just bought my plane ticket. I’ll be in northern Iceland for 10 nights. Norway and Sweden will be for another time. Canceled everything not to do with Iceland. I gotta go lie down.
It’s looking worse than ever for a Scandinavian summer. I have not yet canceled my living space reservations or my flight to Grimsey Island in Iceland with Circle Air, but it’s not looking great for travel this summer due to the pandemic now. I am hesitant to purchase plane tickets, as no one knows whenContinue reading “a COVID-19 pickle”
I am still waiting on a few things to come through before I’ll be able to 100% firm up Norway trip plans. The longer I have to wait, though, the more expensive plane tickets will be. I don’t think there will be a large difference between prices now and prices in April, though. I hopeContinue reading “Update on Norway trip likelihood”
I found this awesome map of some of the best beaches in Lofoten. I’ll be there two days, so I can probably hit a handful of these, maybe more. Check out 68 North’s website for killer photographs, tour info, videos and incredibly detailed hiking guides. Here are Lofoten photos from Summer 2018. When I go,Continue reading “Lofoten Islands Beach Tour!”