Tuesday, December 3, 2013


So you may have heard that Jake and I are heading to none other than Iceland in early 2014. I have actually been curious about that destination for a long time but usually shy away from colder climates because, let's face it - I am a Hawaii girl at heart. A couple of months ago, I got an email from Travelzoo with an incredible deal that we could just not pass up - literally, a 1/4 of the cost of the Caribbean vacation we were planning for my 30th birthday.  So I thought about it for a couple days and then we booked it! 

Ever since we traveled to Italy in Summer 2012, I have the travel itch. I just want to go out and see the world and these past few months, I/we have traveled more than I ever have in my life. Since we moved to Charlotte in July 2013, I/we have gone on the following trips:
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Washington, DC
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Greenville, SC
  • Topsail Beach, NC
  • Asheville, NC (My 29th Birthday Weekend)
  • Port Huron and Ann Arbor, MI (Thanksgiving)
  • Las Vegas, NV (for work but it still counts)

Back on topic, here are the Iceland details:
  • 6 days, 7 nights in Reykjavik, Iceland (CenterHotel Arnahvoll)
  • Transportation to/from the hotel and airport (I heard this can be expensive)
  • Blue Lagoon entry
  • Northern Lights Boat Tour (cue the dramamine)
We are flying out of DC so the only thing we have to arrange is transportation to DC - we're thinking of flying, might be a little easier than the 6 hour drive. And the best part is that two of our friends and making the trip too! They are leaving from the West Coast a day before but we will all be in Iceland virtually the exact same days. How fun, right?!?! We seriously can't wait. I will say that I am lagging in the planning/research department this time partially due to my overkill on the Italy trip - I seriously had all of our days planned out from about 7 am to 6 pm. But it was Italy (!!!) and we had to see everything! I think this trip will be a lot different and more laid back.  I don't have anything booked outside of the activities that came with the package. I have heard about a couple of things we should do. So I think I will start working on that in January 2014.  If anyone has any recomendations, I would love to hear them.

Also, I am posting this from the airplane! Kind of cool, huh?

xoxo, Kim

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