How Not To Blow It While Visiting Iceland’s “Game of Thrones” Locations

There’s no official nickname for hardcore Game of Thrones fans, but a common joke is to simply call them “masochists.” I suppose that label fits me both as a fan and as a person attempting to visit Iceland’s Thrones filming locations without a guide.

A Brisk Morning Scuba Dive Between Tectonic Plates

When the air temperature is 33°F and the water temperature is 35°F, you may as well go swimming. In a small parking lot inside Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, Lisa and I awkwardly squirmed into our drysuits inside our rental car. Standing outside in the freezing wind to put the suits on was simply not... Continue Reading →

Getting Engaged Inside An Ice Cave

My girlfriend didn't understand why I had a minor freak out when she left my camera bag unguarded while we were taking a photo in front of a waterfall in Iceland. She didn't realize there was an engagement ring hidden inside. For several months, my brother, a jewelry maker, collaborated with me secretly on creating a... Continue Reading →

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