Category Archives: Iceland

WATCH IT, SHARE IT, JOIN US! TRAILER FOR ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: How Iceland Writers Retreat Began

The way I remember it, I stood leaning against a cocktail table at the US Ambassador’s residence in Reykjavik. I’d come for a reception in honor of something creative. I can’t remember what it was for anymore, but I do … Continue reading

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ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

As a freelance writer and editor, I’m always working on a number of projects under the umbrella of publishing. One new, big, exciting project is (drum roll): THE ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT! The excellent Eliza Reid and I have founded this … Continue reading

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ICELAND FAVORITES—MY PICKS FOR VISITORS

“What should I do when I visit Iceland?” I could babble on and on about this topic for hours. So before my memory starts to fade, I thought I better jot down all of my top 10 places to visit, … Continue reading

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IN BETWEEN

“I live in America now,” I say, my voice growing quiet and then rising at the end of the sentence as if it is a question. But I’m pretty sure this statement is a fact. Our grand home in Iceland … Continue reading

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LOVE LETTER TO ICELAND

I’m sitting in an almost empty room, surrounded only by moving boxes. Our two years in Iceland is over and it’s time to move to Washington, DC. But I can’t go without first telling Iceland how much I love her. … Continue reading

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PERPETUAL DAYLIGHT

Spotted at midnight in and around Reykjavik this week (under the blaringly bright sky): *an 80-year-old woman out walking her dog *a couple climbing on the cliffs beside the fjord *a man in full biking gear—spandex body suit, neon vest, … Continue reading

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HERE WE GO, AGAIN

I stood in the pantry and stared at the overcrowded shelves. Spilling with the detritus of the last two years, my eyes moved over the shelf that’s sort-of designated for wrapping paper and the one that’s sort-of designated for holiday … Continue reading

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MY ICELAND BUCKET LIST

We move to the US in under six weeks. As much as I’m in denial, a quick glance at my calendar and the heart palpitations begin. Not only because there’s so much sorting and packing and (insert curse word here) … Continue reading

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ENCHANTMENT: Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

A balcony ripe with the smell of Eucalyptus overlooking those rolling, rose-colored hills in Ojai, California. The remote stretch of beach in Prince’s Town, Ghana where the dense jungle meets the surf of the Atlantic. There are a handful of … Continue reading

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