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Iceland Bike Travel Entries Are Not Current

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This is just a note to readers:

These entries that are being published in Iceland are not properly temporal: they are being posted well after the incidents they cite occurred. I am now in Borgarnes, well into this bicycle trip and I’m publishing entries of things that happened a week or so ago. Due to a stark lack of internet access outside of Reykjavik, these Iceland entries are also being scheduled, which means that I’m getting online and publishing five or six entries to go up at intervals throughout the week rather than publishing all of them on the same day.

I just don’t want people saying, “You’ve been in Iceland for two weeks and you are still in Reykjavik preparing to go!?!”

No, I’m not in Reykjavik, but important events happened there that are pertinent to the story as a whole and should be published.

This is the prime disadvantage of publishing a travel blog: the story must be written as it happens, rather than far after the fact. The travel blogger is not permitted much time between the event and its retelling, and this means that recording a complete journey as it is being played out is a very difficult thing to do. I understand why most travel writers lean towards publishing articles in magazines and stories in books rather than running  a daily travel blog: the former two options are WAY easier.

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3054 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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