All posts by Andrew Munz

  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Return to Form

    When taking a step back helps us to move forward. JACKSON HOLE, WY – The first time I visited Iceland was in 2012. I was 25, working in Chicago as a human resources manager for a tech...

    • Posted May 10, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Traveling Pants

    Bounding over the hurdles of expat depression. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I only have one pair of pants left. Of the four I brought to Iceland, three have been grease-stained, hole-ripped, and seam-split to the point of oblivion....

    • Posted May 3, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Swashbuckler

    The awkward geek transforms into a courageous adventurer. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For the past four years, I’ve been calling myself an “Aspiring Viking.” I’ve even somehow managed to bypass Facebook’s strict display-name policy, and have had...

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Voyage of the Gerpir

    An abandoned fjord hides Iceland’s majesty. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Living out here in Neskaupstaður, Iceland, nine hours from Reykjavík, I’ve come to embrace the idea that the most beautiful places in Iceland are those hidden away...

    • Posted April 19, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: I Know Who Dies

    The ‘Fortitude’ to do the right thing. JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Icelandic hotel I work for has been catering the cast and crew of the TV show “Fortitude” for the past two weeks, and I’ve been lucky...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Life from the Outside

    Stepping into the shoes of a foreign worker offers important lessons for living at home and afar. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ve been living in the small town of Neskaupstaður, Iceland, for five months now, and I...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: ‘A Pinky Winky’…

    Icelandic outfit stirs up controversy on an island of traditionalists. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Iceland is commonly lumped among the progressive Nordic/Scandinavian countries and rightfully so. Gay marriage has been legal since 2010 and citizens elected the...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Fictional Rights

    Cultural appropriation, sensitivity and the right to write. JACKSON HOLE, WY – While I completely disagree with just about everything the Republican candidates are putting forth, I can, on some level, recognize their gripes regarding political correctness....

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Isolated Waiting Game

    For writers, being disconnected from modern chaos and culture is not all it’s cracked up to be. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Many of my readers already know that this column is not my only venture into the...

    • Posted March 8, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Food Critic Masquerade

    Amsterdam, space cakes and pleasures of the Italian palate. JACKSON HOLE, WY – One of my responsibilities at the Hildibrand Hotel in Iceland is bread baking. Despite having never made bread before in my life, I was...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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