Iceland – Wearing proper footwear

These were the shoes I brought with me to wear in Iceland in March.  These were THE ONLY shoes I brought with me.

Flats in snow... brilliant

Flats in snow… brilliant

What. Was. I. Thinking.

I read a blog post that said it’s warmer in Iceland than it is in New York and Toronto. I looked at the weather forecast and it said +1 centigrade and above.  I read a blog that said the best way to look like a tourist in Iceland is by wearing hiking boots.

Spring flats are not hiking boots, but they aren’t sensible fall/winter boots either.  DOH. Don’t do this. (actually, we found out on our tour that snow is not all that common in the south of Iceland, and it was the worst storm they’ve had in 10 years – but still).

Have you made a poor travel choice recently? Share it with us – we’d love to hear about it; Kristine particularly.


  1. Kristine! This is the only way I could get to you…but i was having the same identical problem with jetpack and found the answer about 10 minutes ago….it works. From the support forums: go here

    on the right hand side you will see two items…one of them says ‘download zip’ . right under ‘clone in desktop’. Click download zip. It works great and my jetpack is up and running again perfectly. Let me know how it goes for you! My best…great blog, btw! Ted Guice

    • Kristine

      Thank you SO much Ted – this is working for me – do you mind if I post this below my forum question in case others are having a similar problem?

      I like your site too – I universally envy all who live in California 🙂 Kristine

    • Kristine

      Hi Ted, me again – wordpress got back to me and gave this advice:
      Mark (podz) wrote:

      Destination folder already exists. /home2/packing6/public_html/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/
      Plugin install failed.

      The error happens because WordPress does not have the required permissions to delete then recreate the Jetpack folder.
      Quick fix: use an ftp client on your webhost control panel to delete the complete jetpack folder in /wp-content/plugins
      Better fix: contact your webhost’s Support and ask them to set the correct permissions on /wp-content so that WordPress can install / update and delete any themes or plugins you use.

      Read this post on the forums:

      I contacted Bluehost (my webhost) and they fixed the issue. now I can update Jetpack and the site is working (but I used your fix while waiting for their response – thank-you).

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