It’s been quiet on the social media front lately. That only means one thing: I’ve been busy catching up on works on all front because there’s a trip coming. A big one. I feel so lucky that my work as a freelancer allows me to work from anywhere in the world. But the reality is, when I’m on the road, I don’t feel like working. So that’s why weeks beforehand I’m poring over Basecamp tasks as opposed to maps and travel forums.
Anyway departure time is coming near (next week!) and I’m ready to blab on about my plans.
Remember when I finally became a US citizen? I’ve been itching to put a stamp or two on my new shiny passport and I finally have my chance!
I’m going to Iceland! And France! And Spain too!
Iceland has all of my favorite things. Mountains? Check. Glaciers? Check. Friendly locals? Check. Cute local faunas and roadtrip worthy sceneries? Check and check.
So of course I’m excited.
I’m going to spend 8 days traveling around the island and pitching a tent on the roadside at the end of the day.
My car from Camping Iceland comes equipped to go wherever the road takes me; a tent, cooking utensils, mattresses, a camping table/chairs, practically everything one needs for a comfortable camping experience.
My plan for Iceland combines 2 of my favorite things in the world. 3 actually. Road trips, great sceneries, and camping.
Seriously, this is going to be an awesome adventure.
Paris, Normandy, and Brittany
Instead of hopping all over France, I’ve decided to focus on specific regions. The way I travel changes as I get older to focus more on quality over quantity. That, and I’m getting old and can’t handle long travel days anymore.
I’m meeting up with my brother who currently lives in Germany in Paris (remember him?) and we’re going on a roadtrip around Normandy and Brittany.
So why Normandy and Brittany? On paper, it sounds nice: rugged coastline, castles, history, and cheese. I like that it promises smaller towns and villages – more countryside than big cities. Which is totally my thing.
Why northern spain?
August in Europe is not the most ideal time to be in Europe. That’s what everybody says. The heat, the crowds – I’ve been warned. So when I asked on Facebook of where to go to avoid the worst of the crowds and the heat – northern Spain kept popping up.
One look at Picos de Europa National Park and I’m sold.
Again, instead of zig-zagging all over the country, I’m going to spend a few weeks just exploring this region. Lazy traveling at its best.
Galicia, Asturia, Pamplona – these names mean nothing to me right now which really makes me both anxious and excited. Nothing like setting foot in a place not quite knowing what to expect.
Hope you come along for the journey.