Returning home to our quintessential historic seaside village in New England is always a cultural shift after traveling the world. This summer, meandering in Iceland was like discovering a new world in the midst of creation, light years away from the settled clapboard houses tucked so neatly into one of America’s rocky villages discovered by Samuel de Champlain when sailing the Atlantic coast. Wherever you wander, the differences and similarities are part of the fun. Letting go of what is everyday to experience the culture of someplace else is when the spark of travel dazzles and adds to your collective life memories. The contrast while wandering the Icelandic landscapes, hearing Viking tales, and being immersed in spectacular beauty is what makes travelers weave a silken thread connecting all places and people in their hearts.