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Where to begin? Yes, it’s cold. Yes, there’s ice. Yes, they speak English (as well as Icelandic). Yes, some of the natives probably believe in trolls (I might, too, if I grew up there. You’ll have to go to understand why). Iceland is a volcanic island rich with waterfalls, caves, sheep, and fish jerky. They drive on the right side of the road, don’t really care about customer service, and close the roads… Read More

Abbey here. I just don’t want to regret things. I look at my life and I measure its value based off what “future me” will deem acceptable. I’ve heard so many stories and listened to so much advice and I know time goes by quickly. One day I’ll wish I were younger. I’m not old enough yet to wish I were younger now, but that day will come, much sooner then I’m… Read More

This is Abbey, and here’s my opinion: There’s no real reason to have friends if they don’t add something to your life–in a way that grows them, grows you, or grows you both. One of the things that stood out to me about Noah when I first met him and that encouraged me to be this guy’s friend was his willingness to make use of every. last. dam. minute (pun intended, cuz… Read More

Abbey here. And there’s a lot to see when visiting this country’s capital and it can be hard to narrow down what’s a necessity and what’s not. As a local and continual visitor (my family lived within an hour of the district most of my life), it can be hard to determine what’s important and what’s not because I’m so accustomed to it all. I forget what’s particularly interesting to those who… Read More

Falling Spring Falls, Falling Spring, VA 24445   This is one of the single most beautiful landscapes that I have ever seen to date. I don’t know how to describe it without using dramatic terms such as fairyland or heavenly, so I won’t even bother. The truth of the matter is, Falling Springs Falls is such an elegant display of nature that it almost doesn’t make sense that I’ve touched it. Thomas Jefferson is known to… Read More