I know a few freelance bloggers who primarily write about personal finance and I wonder the same thing. And ditto about the musicians! Especially those whose biggest and greatest hits were from their early years, so they have to keep playing them to keep audiences happy. I suppose there is definitely an element of repetition in my job, but although the *form* is the same, the *content* is slightly different as every story varies in the details.
Oh man, the worst thing about travelling in Europe was the lack of free tap water at restaurants (even in places where the tap water is drinkable). Very thankful we have no shortage of water in NZ (even our neighbours across the Tasman aren't as lucky).
@Marissa You won't regret it!
Oh, this was beautiful. For us, travelling (we took six months off) was amazing, there are no words to adequately sum it up. But it did cement for us the fact that a life of perpetual travel isn't for us, and while there are a LOT of things we miss, we're happy to be home again. I'm back at my job (the same one) newly refreshed, he had a mini epiphany while we were away and found a new job in a new industry about a month after we got back. I'm not sure if you are searching for a new gig back home that will fulfil you or if you want to work toward pursuing a location independent lifestyle so you can keep travelling, but either way I wish you the best of luck.
@ThatJenn Word. Not being 'career oriented' as such (my dude is definitely work to live rather than live to work) doesn't equal not wanting to pull your weight/be a provider.
@sockhop Depends what you want to do. To see Reykjavik and do the Golden Circle, a couple of days is fine (3 would be enough, 4 plenty!) But if you wanna venture further afield, more time would be needed - calculate accordingly.
@pizza We couchsurfed in Reykjavik but a LOT of people stay at Kex and I've heard good things about it. I pass on their recommendation :)
@Caitlin with a C Literally everyone speaks English in Iceland. They also learn Danish in school, if you speak Danish...
Iceland is awesome! And you can get a free stopover of up to 7 days if you're flying Icelandair between America and Europe. Paying $20 for a burger in Reykjavik is a bit of an ouch, though. Here are my recommendations for saving dosh over there (scroll to bottom) http://nzmuse.com/tag/iceland/
I've never dated up though I would be curious about what that would be like. I enjoyed this post I came across today about the opposite thing (marrying 'down') http://apracticalwedding.com/2014/01/on-marrying-down/