my top 5 concerts of 2017

As promised last week when I posted my Top 5 Albums of the Year, this week we’re talking about my Top 5 Concerts of 2017! Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m an avid and very frequent concert-goer. I mean, it’s the only way to FEEL the music you love, up close and personal with those who make it, while being surrounded by those who love it just as much as you do. In 2017, I was lucky enough to have the chance to see so many amazing artists and bands that narrowing this list down to only 5 was quite difficult. These five shows are the ones where not only did the band put on a performance worthy of a standing ovation, but also helped to cultivate a warm community at the show and made me feel the most sense of belonging. Continue reading “my top 5 concerts of 2017”

Iceland 2017 part 2

Welcome back to my Iceland posts! This is part two of our adventures, so if you haven’t read the first part, check it out here! In the first two days, we explored Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon. The next two days were full of excitement and even more adventure as we drove along the southeast coast of Iceland and the famous Golden Circle route. Continue reading “Iceland 2017 part 2”

Iceland 2017 part 1

A few weeks ago I finally had the opportunity to go to Iceland! The country of fire and ice had been on my bucket list for the last two years ever since seeing pictures of Jökulsárlón (glacial lagoon) online, so you can imagine the excitement I had built up inside me as I counted down the days until I got to leave for this magical country. My biggest fear was that I had such high expectations for the beauty of Iceland after everything I had seen online, that I would be let down by it in person. But boy was I wrong. Iceland is hands down the most beautiful country I have ever visited. The landscape of horses and sheep wandering through never-ending grassy fields, mossy mountains, and waterfalls here and there nestled within the mountains, is enough to make any person never want to wake up from this dreamland.

I thought I would do something different with this blog post and recap my experience in Iceland. I’ll be splitting it up into two posts so that I can go into more detail but still keep it at a reasonable length. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t give you some Icelandic song recommendations at the end. Continue reading “Iceland 2017 part 1”