Red Cheeks & Cold Feet–ICELAND.

“The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life affirming, natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.”

—Stephen Markley, Tales of Iceland

I often get asked, “Chelsey, what’s your favorite place that you’ve been so far?”

And I’ve come to love this question.

My heart beats a little quicker. My eyes twinkle a little brighter. My breathe hitches a little bit.

All of this because I can’t wait to tell them about my time in Iceland.

One of the most magical and life-changing experiences of… well… my life.

What started out as resigned acceptance—because I really wanted to be in Barcelona—soon turned into absolute wonder and awe.

From the start of our trip in—what could only be described as an extremely nordic hotel…

to walking through the continental divide…

to witnessing a double waterfall with its own personal rainbow…

to experiencing what can only be described at child-like awe when Strokkur shot water almost 100 feet in the air.

Let’s not forget the abundance of natural hot springs…

or that one time I walked behind a waterfall…

or when I found a plane on a black sand beach.

I travel for the sole purpose of making memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.

And also so I can share those Memories and experiences with others—to hopefully encourage you all to do the same.

Get out and explore the world. Do something that makes you uncomfortable. Create your own memories.


“In the bare noon under the old library on the hill in the town at the tip of the small peninsula the cold island so far from everything else, I lived among strangers and birds.”

—Rebecca Solnit, The Faraway Nearby


If you’re still skeptical about Iceland, check out my video at

Until Next Time,

Chelsey Marie


  1. Rosie // Hookup Culture January 31, 2017

    I was just in Iceland two weeks ago! It was amazing 🙂

  2. Kimberly Caroe January 31, 2017

    sounds gross and awful.


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