Out of the Office: Iceland

Good morning! As you guys know, we have been gearing up for a big trip to Iceland and the time has officially come!!! Iceland_travel_passport

We are currently en route to Reykjavik with our hubbies and could not be more excited for this adventure. We’ve done lots of research, packed our travel essentials, and can’t wait to explore this gorgeous country together. Because we are only there for a few days and want to make the MOST of our time in Iceland, we have decided to take tomorrow and Monday off from blogging.

travel_moneyHowever we are not totally unplugging while we are away. If you want to follow along as we explore Iceland for the very first time, make sure you’re following us on Facebook & Instagram. We will be sharing photos from our trip on those platforms, but will be sure to share LOTS of posts (and photos!) about our experience when we return.

Since we spent SO much time researching for this trip, we hope that these posts will “pay it forward” in order to help someone else who is planning their own trip to Iceland.passport

We hope you guys have a great weekend! See you on Tuesday when we’ll be back (hopefully not jet-lagged) sharing a timely DIY post that we had no idea was as easy as it is. Sjáumst síðar (aka ‘see you later’ in Icelandic).

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