Ice and Fire
I have wanted to travel to Iceland since I was a student. After so many years of anticipation, perhaps the biggest surprise was just how wonderful, beautiful, and still surprising it turned out to be.
It has been an historically hot and dry summer across most of Europe. It was time for a break, and Elise planned a weekend getaway to the mountains the escape the heat.
Despite the weird times still being with us, I took advantage of break from COVID this summer and planned a trip to Sardinia with a classmate of mine.
You probably know that there is no shortage of examples of my geekiness on this website. Therefore I am excited to announce renaissancedork.com as the new home of my latest nerdy projects, musings, and discoveries.
After rescheduling our US trip twice over the last two years due to COVID, whom we wanted to visit, what we wanted to do grew in scope. We needed to do something new and different and planned So we planned an epic road trip taking us from Chicago through Indiana to St Louis and ultimately to New Mexico.
Our friend, Janiza, took us on an amazing trip to Lapland, well above the Arctic Circle where we enjoyed winter sports by day while relaxing around the fireplace and in the sauna in an idyllic villa on a snow-swept hillside by night.