All posts tagged "Iceland"

  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Owning the Boomerang

    The Icelandic adventure comes to an end. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Everyone has a boomerang story… By the time this column goes to print, I will be safe and sound back in Jackson Hole putting a period...

    • Posted May 24, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Traveling Pants

    Bounding over the hurdles of expat depression. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I only have one pair of pants left. Of the four I brought to Iceland, three have been grease-stained, hole-ripped, and seam-split to the point of oblivion....

    • Posted May 3, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Swashbuckler

    The awkward geek transforms into a courageous adventurer. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For the past four years, I’ve been calling myself an “Aspiring Viking.” I’ve even somehow managed to bypass Facebook’s strict display-name policy, and have had...

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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    When exploring a foreign land helps you to see your own home in a new light. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Normally, the ever-talented Andrew Munz writes this column and I’m sure his loyal following and avid Iceland...

    • Posted April 5, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Life from the Outside

    Stepping into the shoes of a foreign worker offers important lessons for living at home and afar. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ve been living in the small town of Neskaupstaður, Iceland, for five months now, and I...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: ‘A Pinky Winky’…

    Icelandic outfit stirs up controversy on an island of traditionalists. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Iceland is commonly lumped among the progressive Nordic/Scandinavian countries and rightfully so. Gay marriage has been legal since 2010 and citizens elected the...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Journeys on the Sea

    Reveling in third class travel on the Atlantic. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Unless you have the money to spend on a first class ticket, air travel can be a frustrating affair, sucking the life clean out of...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Trading the Hole for the Unknown

    A microcosm of international travelers come together to WorkAway. Last fall, over two steaming cups of tea at the Lotus Cafe, Jamie Dunphy and I chatted about my plans for Iceland. I knew that my life in Jackson...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Cuisine of the Vikings

    Join the author for an Icelandic celebration of sheep testicles, rotten shark… and other sour delights. Jackson, WY – Before coming to Iceland, my only knowledge of the Icelandic tradition of Þorrablót (THOR-ah-bloat) was from the popular...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Explosions in the Sky

    Icelanders put a Jackson Hole New Year’s Eve to shame. Jackson, WY – Culture was only a four-hour drive away and I couldn’t wait to get out of our little fjord town to experience it. After an...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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