Snaefellsnes Peninsula, My Jules Verne Day!

I heart Jules Verne!  He wrote Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1864 and it still resonates today.  All of his work is compiled in the series Extraordinary Voyages, but Journey to the Center of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea are my favourites.  I must […]

Inside The Volcano

What an incredible experience this was!  “Inside The Volcano” is billed as a “Journey Towards The Center of Earth”.  The descent is 120 metres into Thrihnukagigur volcano that erupted 4000 years ago.  This is the only volcano in the world that you can go inside the chamber. Inside The Volcano:  See […]

Diving Silfra

Bucket List Alert!  Diving Silfra was one of the most fantastic things I’ve ever done! Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian continental plates and is located in Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.  With about 100 metres visibility and water temperature between 2 […]

Team Diabetes ~ Conquer the Crater Hike

I was privileged to travel to Reykjavik in August of 2013 with Canada’s Team Diabetes to participate in the Conquer the Crater Hike.  It followed the (Fimmvörðuháls) 5 Cairns Pass Trail which ends between two volcanoes, (Eyjafjallajökull [E-15] and Mýrdalsjökull).  The 2010 volcanic eruption created two new craters named Magni […]

The Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland is hands down the most visually stunning country I’ve ever seen.  Geysers!  Volcanoes!  Thermal Spas!  Waterfalls!  Mountains!  Vivid Green Valleys!  There are so many adventurous activities to do that I must go back one day to do what I missed!  Iceland is located where the Eurasian and North American […]