Many would agree that the country is pretty divided on whether 2017 was a great year, or a horrible one.  Fortunately, I don’t blog about politics, North Korea, or climate change, so I can focus on the positive aspects of 2017, which was fantastic for me.  My dad beat cancer, I’m still gainfully employed, and I had quite a year for travel despite the constraints of PTO, haha. For those that like to keep track, I visited: Barbados, Cayman Islands, Playa de Carmen/Tulum, New Orleans, Nashville, Haiti, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, New York, Mexico City, Germany, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Cuba.  To be blessed to have the opportunity to visit all of these locales have been truly amazing – but the fact that I’m now writing about it, is surreal.  

 

I started my blog because I truly love to travel, and I love to spread that love to anyone who is interested.  Some of my friends thought international travel was outside of their reach or they wanted to know what to do and where to eat in a given city without doing the research.  I’ve showcased both Havana, Cuba, and Phuket, Thailand, and wrote extensively about the activities and restaurants I’d recommend. I’ve also showcased a few restaurants and bakeries that I recommend.  As an FYI, I try to stay positive on my blog – I will definitely write about a negative item I may have tried at a restaurant if most of the review is still positive, but I tend to skip restaurants altogether, if I was left underwhelmed.  Hence the gaps in my food posts, hahaha.  To that end, if you can recommend a restaurant for me to try next year in one of the places I’m traveling to (see below for list), please let me know!! I need some great recommendations!

 

Next year, I intend to expand a bit further, and upload more videos, try more new restaurants (that I hope are blog worthy), and visit more countries.  I will also write about my road trip through Europe, and showcase the Cayman Islands.  So far, I’ve booked the following trips for 2018: Los Angeles, Toronto, Costa Rica, Punta Cana, and New York…but my plans also include Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali, Gili Islands, Sumatra, Borneo), London, and Madrid.  If any of these places interest you – look out for a post regarding these locales.

 

Also, if you have any questions/comments – please send me a message!! I’ve only been a “blogger” for approximately 6 months, so I know I have a lot to learn. Ultimately, I want to help spread the love of travel to anyone who stops by and reads my blog.  If there is an article you’d like to see, or a location that I’ve been to, and you’re seeking additional information, don’t be afraid to reach out – that’s what I’m here for!!  

 

And if you’re reading this article, I want to say thank you.  Thank you for supporting my blog, and trusting in my insight.  I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2018.  Onto new adventures!!