At the top of October we'll be traveling to Iceland. For the last 6 years I've been traveling internationally 2-3 times a year but this will be my first international trip out of the country this year and I am THRILLED! This will be my second time going to the continent of Europe (second to Switzerland). I'm not a fan of the cold, in fact I don't even wear coats but it's going to be a new day once I land into their 40F and below climate.
As excited as I am, I have not created a photo-list, I have not purchased a coat, I haven't even considered packing BUT my cameras are on standby and ready when I am. We'll be visiting the Blue Lagoon and for those that aren't aware, that is known as one of the wonders of the world, an amazing gift of nature. I'm most anxious about sharing the photographs and GoPro video that I am able to capture from that visit.
In addition, we have plans to rent a manual vehicle and explore Reykjavik in our little compact 5 speed manual. Ironically, I always look forward to going out of the country to rent vehicles because 95% of the time they're manuals. More than half of the 9 vehicles that I've owned in this lifetime were manuals. In the United States, manual vehicles are becoming historic. If all goes well then we'll board a ship, pray not to get sea sick, and be fascinated by sea life and whale watching!
Lastly, the Northern Lights, are on our itinerary and even though I'm trying not to let my expectations soar to high they are inching away from me. Hopefully the solar activity and weather will be in our favor to make the experience epic. Here's what Northern Lights Centre has to say about the lights.
The bright dancing lights of the aurora are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.
On an ordinary day I probably wouldn't have considered a trip to Iceland anytime soon. The continent of Africa is at the top of my travel list. I'm also excited about touring Italy, and places like Amsterdam, Dublin, and Ireland have been lingering in the back of my mind. However, when opportunity comes knocking you don't get picky, you get to booking. Even though my photo list have not yet been composed, I have every intent to use my 6 hour flight to make it happen. My mission is to awe my viewers and exceed even my own expectations with travel, landscape, and nature photography. Stay tuned Jakiera's Eye Travel !
If I had one gift, one purpose, then I'd like to believe that one was to contribute to society providing unity and love through the art of photography.