Partying + Planning

This morning I woke up at 7 and went to a rave. First thing you should know is, I never have been to a rave. Two is, the rave started at 6:30 am. STARTED. I also went to bed at 2:30 because I was tattooing myself.

Litterally as we walked in the door, Morning Gloryville, Oval Space, Bethel Green, London, UK

The roomie, Caitlin, and I came across an article in Time Out about this morning rave thing- I read the article out loud to her, we looked up when the next one was and decided we were going. Last night we committed and bought tickets so that we would be forced to wake up and go. We also ran out and bought Busaba and flash tattoos for good measure. 

The event is called Morning Gloryville, and essentially it is a wake up, dance party, work out with some extra fun stuff. The room we walk into is filled with current and past ravers, young new age-y people, active yoga types, children, fun gay couples, possible gogo dancers, children, a pregnant lady, some with greying hair, a lot of very wild costumes and some really normal looking people too. There is a stage with a DJ and almost everyone is dancing, though there are massages, yoga, juice and coffee in other corners. It was wild, very sweaty and everyone (I think) was sober. Their website mentions conscious clubbing that I feel like sums up the experience and sounds like a pretty awesome concept to me. 

Don't get me wrong, I haven't gone straightedge or anything. But it was so amazing to have a great time dancing and walk home feeling fantastic in the sunshine, rather than stumbling home late at night and praying the hangover isn't too bad. I haven't danced my ass off in forever, it felt so great to be able to in a room where everyone else was sweating and having just as much fun as you are. The people watching was prime, crazy costumes everywhere (there was a human carrot) and dance moves ranging from the subtle to the absurd. But just make sure if you are caught eyeing someone, you flash them a smile and maybe have a mini dance off. 

Morning Gloryville is in lots of cities (I had no idea) but I'm thinking Denver needs one, maybe that't what I will do this summer. I left feeling great and very alive, despite only getting like 4 hours of sleep. It's currently almost 9 pm here and I am still pretty awake, so I think it worked. I would recommend any one who loves to dance, has an open mind and heart to go check it out if they ever get the chance. 

Post Morning Gloryville vibrations to the tune of the jackhammers next door, Sadpartment, Marble Arch, London, UK

Post Morning Gloryville vibrations to the tune of the jackhammers next door, Sadpartment, Marble Arch, London, UK

 

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE

My mom had this wild idea that we would let our friends decide our future, looks like she trusts you all a lot! In about two weeks we will be heading to Iceland (!) and are there for three-ish days, two nights on our stopover back to the states from London + travels. We've been super indecisive about what to do while we are there because just about everything looks incredible. How do you choose between glaciers, geysers, waterfalls, volcanoes, whales, horses, puffins, hot springs, super jeeps, caving, hiking, diving, design and Game of Thrones?!?! So we decided that we wouldn't decide. 

We are putting it out to our friends and family on which adventure the Wild Whitney Women should go on. Comment with what adventure you think we should go on, which ever one has the most votes by Sunday we will book!

OPTION 1: Game of Thrones Tour

Dramatic landscape at Þingvellir National Park
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Stomping ground of the White Walkers
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Trail of the Wildlings from North of the Wall
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Settlement Era Viking Lodge at Þjórsárdalur valley
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Expert narration throughout the tour
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Emma is obsessed with Game of Thrones

OPTION 2: Self-drive tour

Drive the Golden Circle in a modified 4x4 truck with a instructor/guide
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 Rough tracks and snow driving on the second largest glacier in Iceland
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Thingvellir National Park  
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Spouting Geyser and the golden waterfall Gullfoss.
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Off-road on Langjokull glacier, driving on snow covered fields while enjoying breathtaking views.

OPTION 3: Horses and Whales 

Guided ride on intelligent, good-tempered, and beautiful Icelandic Horse through hills and lava fields
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Picnic lunch
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Whale watching tour by boat from Reykjavik's Old Harbor to Faxafloi Bay
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Emma loves horses AND whales

 

Vote and tell us what one you think sounds the coolest!
Been to Iceland before? GIVE US ADVICE. Tell us what you did, where you stayed (oops haven't booked a hotel yet) where you ate, anything!