What to Pack for Summer Road Trip in Iceland
Packing stresses me out, and I don't do it until the last minute. Lists decrease my stress- and help me remember to bring my toothbrush. Here is a practical list of what you need for a week-long summer road trip in Iceland.
This list is for a summer road trip, but don't be fooled. Although the land is green and the sun is always out, it's still cold. The key to keeping warm is the art of layering - and removing layers before you get hot and sweaty.
Let me preface this list: I HATE being cold. This list was my attempt to stay warm.
Livermore Wine- Wente
Why go? If you want a taste of Livermore wine, want a BOMB patio, and want to picnic.
How to do it
Coffee at Panama Red
Picnic items from Trader Joe's or the Farmer's Market
Wine Tasting & Picnic @ Wente / Maybe Walk out with a Pinot Noir
Dinner @ Amakara Sushi on the way hom
Where to Stay in Iceland
When you're planning a road trip, it's stressful deciding where to stay. You have to consider getting from point A --> B, drive time, and whether it's actually a place you'd like to spend the night. And for a foreigner, the long names of Icelandic cities doesn't make it any easier to make a plan.
Here is a sample itinerary with drive times and tips for your Icelandic road trip.
Bay Area's Best Indian Food
Growing tired of sub-par Indian restaurants, The Snobby Foodie searched long and hard to find the Bay Area's Best Biryani. Her search took her to places so sketchy that she was sometimes afraid to leave her car. One time, she was served an overpriced plate of biryani, and she had to send it back because it was mushy and gross.
A Packing List for New Campers
Initially, the thought of camping was terrifying. Why would I want to go sleep outdoors on the ground - where there are bugs!?
After many camping trips and a few wilderness meltdowns, I've learned the value of packing certain creature comforts. I mean- I know you're outdoors, but that doesn't mean you have to freeze your butt off.
How To: Plan a Spontaneous Camping Trip... to YOSEMITE
Okay. So it helps if you're within 3 1/2 hours driving distance of this national park, but this blueprint can be used for other spontaneous adventures as well.
Let's say you wanted to go to the Grand Canyon... or Big Bend... or do a West Coast Road Trip. Whatever it is, I encourage you to DO IT. What's the worst that could happen? Fly by the seat of your pants!