Did you know that Innsbruck is the capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol?
We were just pulling into Innsbruck and I was on the web, learning a little bit about the city like we always do when heading into a new town. I paused while Google Maps instructed Chris on where to go, then continued to read out loud.
Our morning began by the oh-so-exciting chore of packing up our backpacks. It’s been five days in the same apartment and we’ve forgotten how to be organized so our stuff is spread out all over the place. Checkout from our Airbnb is at 10:00am and we want to run out for breakfast first.
Norway offers endless opportunities for drenching yourself in fresh mountain air and epic Scandanavian scenery, but three hikes in particular stand out from the rest: Preikestolen, Besseggen Ridge, and Trolltunga. These trails are easily accessible and offer everything an adventurer could hope for, including challenging terrain, unique landscapes, and views that are on a whole new level of unreal.
On August 1st, Chris and I jumped on a redeye flight to Iceland – the first international destination of our big adventure. We flew into the Keflavik airport, picked up our rental car, and set off on our camping road trip around the ring road. Iceland has been on our bucket list for a handful of years, so I knew heading into this country that we were in store for some spectacular scenery.
It’s already been three weeks since we flew away from Hawaii and left the life we know and love. We have fully transitioned into the world of limbo—no home, no full-time jobs, and no definite plans for the future. It's definitely a bit overwhelming, but most mornings I wake up feeling completely invigorated and ready to be inspired by a new day.
Back in April of 2015, Chris and I had the opportunity to spend 11 days exploring the south island of New Zealand. I was completely amazed by the beauty of the country - it's honestly one of the most stunning places I've ever been to. I mean, come on - those mountains!