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Weekly Travel Inspiration: I’m in Iceland!

At the risk of appearing self-centered, this week’s travel inspiration is a photo I took today in Iceland.


It’s of the geyser Strokkur (which means “chum” in Icelandic) erupting. This geyser erupts every 4 to 8 minutes and is located next to Geysir, also known as The Great Geysir, which is the geyser from which all other geysers get their name. Geysir hasn’t erupted in a long time, and as we stood beside it, our guide cheerfully informed us that if it happened to go off while we were standing there, we would all die. I’m not sure if this is actually true considering many people have witnessed its eruption and lived to tell the tale (including our guide). However, Geysir does shoot boiling water 70 meters into the air, and we were standing pretty close.

So, there you go. I’m traveling! You should too!

That’s your inspiration to get out and do something cool that you’ve never done before–maybe something that has a slim chance of getting you killed, like standing by projectile boiling liquid.

Emma Holliday is well-traveled. After 5 years in Boston, she and her husband upended their lives to move to Berlin where she is currently writing a (funny) book about travel and grief and attempting to learn German.

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