Our fifth day in Iceland was one of my absolute favorites—full of the kind of otherworldly sights that make this country so captivating.
After a terrible night of sleep (see: all five of us in a single hotel room) but a fairly hearty hotel buffet breakfast, we headed off in the direction of Húsavík, which is known as a prime whale watching spot in northern Iceland.
I can remember the exact moment I posed the question to my husband, Sam. We were in a 4WD Jeep going up the side of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. Granted, I should have been completely focused on the fact that we were driving up the side of a glacier in July (pretty freaking amazing), but I’m working on the whole living in the moment thing–and I was looking out the window as I was daydreaming. I turned to face Sam and asked, “Do you think it would be possible for us to take the kids out of school for a year and just travel?”