Yup! Here's some last minute traveling and backpacking gift ideas for those people you love inflicted with wanderlust!
I literally just finished my own Christmas shopping yesterday, so I've been thinking about gifts a lot! Many of these I have used myself or want for myself! If you’ve got some people on your list and you’re not sure what to buy them, here’s a few gift ideas from pretty affordable to pretty expensive! It's all here and all the Green Links will take you to other gift ideas!
For spring, summer, and fall camping, consider these great gift ideas! We have actually used all of these in our 2016 US Trip which took us 8,000 miles around the US in about two months! I would suggest each and have given them all great reviews!
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So I’m back State side from Iceland. It was an amazing adventure, albeit expensive! However, going in the winter really allowed me to save a lot of money as compared to if I had gone in the summer. But, I do plan to return this summer!
During the winter months, the weather… Oh man, the weather. It’s brutal. You can read up on how cold it’s supposed to be and how to properly prepare for a trip to iceland in the winter, but nobody tells you about the 30-60mph wind gusts, the lack of good roads or daylight, or how much it really rains; be it cold rain, freezing rain, sleet or snow!
This is what the sky looked like flying in...
Simply existing in the weather is really exhausting. It’s worth it though! The natural beauty of the island of Islandia is hard to put into words. It’s awing, breath taking, humbling, even going as far as to instill an aspect of existential questioning and even angst. The land there is so huge and vast. It makes you feel tiny, yet powerful. The mere thought that people settled this land is mind boggling and empowering.
Just look at the image below. In the middle of the image, just to the left of the road, that tiny white and red line? That's a small farming village... That huge mountain range is looming over it, providing it with pure natural spring water, some cover from stronger winds, rich and fertile soil, and an amazing view...
Some things about Iceland that I observed or that I did not expect;
Overall, I enjoyed my trip to Iceland. It’s really affirmed my desire to travel. Just as the 8,000 mile trip around the US did. I had an amazing time, met some amazing folks, and took way too many pictures (it almost became an obsession!) I’m plotting and planning my next adventure and while I’m doing so, I’m doing odd jobs, updating my sites, and overall I’m going to be spending time creating things, spending quality time with my friends and family, and just recouping for a bit before the next big move.
Oh, and be sure to check out my Instagram and Facebook to see some live updates, other shots I took on the trip, or even first person 3D views of some of the sights I saw!
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