Posts Tagged "Iceland"

The Busby Guide to Iceland on a Budget

April 24, 2016

Iceland is defined by contrast. Aptly named the “land of fire and ice,” the country’s landscape is draped with waterfalls that cascade from rocky outcrops, dotted with hot springs and billowing steam plumes, and surrounded by wild ocean waves licking the dark, deserted beaches. Icelandic people are friendly — albeit sometimes stand-offish at first — and offer occasional warm smiles that immediately soften their weathered, tough exteriors.    Known for welcoming droves of tourists during the lush summertime, Iceland can also be experienced in the winter for a fraction of the price. So if you’re a light spender and a winter lover, and…

Marriage, Year Two: An Ode to Continued Transformation

September 24, 2013

Well—here we are! Today, Sean and I celebrate our second wedding anniversary, and I’m so proud to say how far we’ve come, hand-in-hand. I am living proof that life can pull a complete 180 in a year… and then do it over and over (and over). Four years ago, today (2009), I was a single, successful 24-year-old woman named Mollie Shambeau. A few years out of college from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with two bachelors’ degrees, I had never met Sean Busby and had never ridden a road bike. I was living in Madison as a well-known style/associate editor of a…

Thank God for Sorel boots and Russ Hopkins’ stick-driving skills

April 4, 2011

So now that I’m back and still processing the fact we actually went to Iceland and the fact that we got engaged in Iceland, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos that I haven’t already posted. The weather was all across the board (except anything resembling “warm”) and we literally saw the entire island after driving completely around the ring road. The wildlife was as abundant as the wind, and everything was so…wild. I would recommend you go to Iceland and visit in the winter if you’re up for blustery cold, great backcountry skiing, and a relatively cheap…

Engaged in Iceland: The land of reindeer, waterfalls, and pretty horses

March 16, 2011

Today was the best day in Iceland. And it will go down in history as one of the best days of my life… right up there with the day I became a Delta Gamma, the day I put on my first Humo face, and the day I learned how to fist pump. Not only did the sun come out today in full force for the first time since we arrived, but my very own boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed to me today. NO JOKE. Sean and I are engaged. We are going to get MARRIED. ACK—how crazy…