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Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Adventures!

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road: The Adventures!

  One of the reasons I chose Nordic Visitor to help us plan our trip was that they offer “optional extras”, itinerary activities you can add on to your daily schedule.Our second day we snowmobiled on a glacier. This was my first time on a snowmobile and it was...

The Iceland Writers Retreat: The Play

The Iceland Writers Retreat: The Play

As I mentioned previously, one of the things that differentiated IWR from other conferences was that, not only did it teach us about writing, it highlighted reading and gave us a genuine taste of Iceland. Along with the chance to connect with other writers from all...

The Iceland Writers Retreat: The Work

The Iceland Writers Retreat: The Work

Iceland and Literature Iceland rich literary tradition dates back to when the nation was first settled over 1,000 years ago. The country’s early heroic (and dramatic!) sagas have been the inspiration for many more recent artists popular works, including Tolkien’s Lord...

Sometimes you just have to Laugh…

Sometimes you just have to Laugh…

Even we writers get words wrong sometimes. Case in point… The Finger Lakes Region of New York where I make my home is surrounded by fossils and geological wonders of all shapes and sizes. There’s even a museum dedicated to them in Ithaca, The Paleontological Research...

The Iceland Writers Retreat: The arrival

The Iceland Writers Retreat: The arrival

Let me begin this post by saying that this particular writing retreat is one I’ve wanted to attend since I first stumbled across it. Of course, there was always some excuse, not enough time, too expensive etc... But in October 2021 when I asked myself what conference...

Exploring Iceland

Exploring Iceland

Good morning blog friends! As you read this, hopefully I’ll have wrapped up my very first international writing conference-followed by a luxurious soak in the Blue Lagoon-my husband will have flown in from New York and we’ll be driving around Iceland’s celebrated Ring...

Packing for your Trip

Packing for your Trip

Here’s something you might not know about me. I hate packing for trips. As I told a good friend, I can never seem to get the correct ratio of items I need for my vacation or business trip. I seem to have too much of one thing, not enough of another, and to have...

Iceland is Calling!

Iceland is Calling!

First off, I apologize for not posting since I went to Chicago. It’s been a crazy-busy April but that’s no excuse. However, now it’s time to get ready for a plethora of posts as I leave for Iceland in four days! Where to begin… How I decided to take this trip That one...

Chicago Writers Association: Where Perseverance Pays Off

Chicago Writers Association: Where Perseverance Pays Off

I had been waiting to attend this writing conference (featured in Writer’s Digest) for two years. My odyssey began with the event’s abrupt cancellation in March 2020, a week before it was scheduled to happen. If you’ll recall, that was the week when everything...

Filling your Creative Well in the Finger Lakes

Filling your Creative Well in the Finger Lakes

In The Artists Way Julia Cameron talks about the importance of “artist’s dates”, taking time to allow others’ creativity to motivate and inspire you. With March starting off on a more challenging note than I would have liked, I definitely felt a need to refill my...