Every year I like to look back at the past year, where I’ve been, what experiences I’ve had, what places made an impact on me. This year we did a lot of travel, both personally and professionally. We traveled near our home and explored some beautiful spots in Oregon, Washington and California this year including Astoria, the San Juan Islands, Santa Barbara, Eastern Washington and Leavenworth. And we traveled far to 3 different continents and 9 countries, some new and some returning to old favorites including an incredible trip through India, Cambodia and Thailand, weekend trips to Denver and New Mexico, multiple trips to Hawaii for work as well as a return work trip to Korea, and a whirlwind tour of Northern Europe including stops in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges and Paris.
We had trips that were seemingly perfect and life changing and others that were just a little “blah” and had a lot of issues. We had trips that were spontaneous to visit family and others that we spent much of the year planning for. And at the end of the year, looking back, I learned a lot of lessons about travel this year, many I’ll be implementing going forward. But at the end of the day, I feel very fortunate to have seen much of the world this year, to have traveled both by myself and with Nick and very blessed to have grown to love many more places in this beautiful world.
Kelly Michelle says
Wow you packed in a lot of travel in 12 months, love these reviews! xx
We really did! We didn’t set out to pack that much in but it ended up that way! 🙂
Kristin DiCristofano says
So many amazing places in one year! Love it!
We saw a lot of the world this year for sure!
Caitlin @ SouthernExhilaration says
So many amazing places! Some of these are definitely on my bucket list! Can’t wait to travel with you during 2015!
Can’t wait to have you along for the ride in 2015!
Nikki @The Pin the Map Project says
What a great year of travel you’ve had! This post has inspired me to write a post of my own reviewing my year of traveling. Cheers to the New Year!
So glad! Can’t wait to see your review!
KC Saling says
What an amazing year! You guys managed to pack it full of incredible experiences. Thanks for sharing all the tips and travel insights, and looking forward to your adventures in 2015!
Thank you so much for following along!!! 🙂
What an amazing year, and amazing memories!
Was the first Hawaii pic of the beach and trees taken in Kauai? Looks familiar.
Yes! And no, that was on Oahu somewhere, can’t remember where! I’m hoping to make it to Kauai this year though!!!
Megan Thudium says
Beautiful! Your top three locations are on my list in the coming years. I can’t wait to explore India and Asia.
India and Asia were some of my favorite spots in 2014!!! I hope you love your explorations there someday!
Megan Thudium says
I will make sure of it! 🙂
So glad!!! 🙂
Eithne on the Moon says
What a year! It’s really inspiring to see how much you can accomplish on a year, compared to how little time it looks like sometimes 🙂
Totally! A lot of this travel came up suddenly this year, which I think is why we were able to fit so much in, but even though it was a whirlwind sometimes, we got to see a lot!
What an incredible year! Can’t wait to read all about what’s to come for 2015! http://nomoneywilltravel.com/2014/12/30/24-hours-in-berlin-no-problem/
Can’t wait to have you along for the ride in 2015!!! 🙂
Mere Salazar says
Wow what a year of travel! Going to check out some of those posts now 🙂
Great! And yes it was quite a year 🙂
Wow, what a great year!!
It really was a great year travel-wise!