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Iceland: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

Today’s cup of tea: Rev Up Wellness Tea, Teavana

This “wellness tea” is a blend of green and black teas, with fruit bits for a sweetener. It is high in caffeine to give a great morning kick; however, I believe I’ll stick to a classic green tea for my morning routine. I picked up this tea during my last Teavana run—and I have to say, I believe it will be my very last in supporting that store. Now that my stint at the famed coffee chain that owns Teavana as come to an end, I believe I will take make a conscious effort to only support local in my tea endeavors. (I am sure I will speak more on this in future posts). 

“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” —J. R. R. Tolkien. Nothing more can describe our second day in in Iceland. Hours of driving in search of the perfect hike gave way to a spectacular overview of terrain and changing light throughout our day. 

Our hike took us thorough the geo-thermal area of Hengill, near Lake Meðalfellsvatn. Every half-hour the light and weather changed, keeping us moving and soaking in every new sight. 

Iceland: First Stop, Reykjavik

Today’s cup of tea: Emperors' Cloud and Mist Green Tea from Teavana

Iceland. This adventure began with a good friend inviting me along with a group on a spring break road trip to the land of fire and ice. Over the next few posts I am excited to finally share a few shots from each day of our amazing, whirlwind tour of Iceland. 

After a 5am landing, we watched a frigid and beautiful sunrise at the Bridge Between the Continents on the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

After a 5am landing, we watched a frigid and beautiful sunrise at the Bridge Between the Continents on the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

As luck would have it, we stumbled upon a small coffee house in Grindavik, and enjoyed a breakfast of apple cake and cappuccinos, accompanied by story after story of Icelandic folklore and local fishing history from the coffee shop owner.

Mid-day refresher at the Blue Lagoon. 

Mid-day refresher at the Blue Lagoon. 

Evening walk about downtown Reykjavik and Hallgrimskirkja. 

Evening walk about downtown Reykjavik and Hallgrimskirkja.