As winter comes into full effect, I want to encourage you to do something unimaginable: Travel somewhere much colder than where you live.
Last year I had the absolute pleasure of filming in Iceland for a week. This was a different experience than most tourists, because I went during the winter. There was ice on the ground and there was snow falling every day on us. But I'll never forget the feeling of climbing up the Skaftafell glacier and thinking to myself "You discovered this. You are the first person ever to walk this glacier." Obviously, I wasn't the first person ever to walk on the glacier, but it's the feeling of exploration and discovery that has been on my mind ever since I left.
One of the other beauties of traveling during the winter time to Iceland is the ability to see the Northern Lights. This is something that gets robbed from you if you travel during the summer. Here's are a some shots I took while I was there.
I can't stress enough how great of a location Iceland is for a vacation. It's actually extremely affordable to get to, which most people don't realize. From NYC, it's very common to find round trip flights for about $550. My flight to Texas this Christmas cost me $500 (to give you some perspective). Just this morning I found round trip flights from NYC to Iceland during new years for $650. To say the least... I'm tempted...