We visited some amazing places, met some wonderful people and saw so much in 2015.
The amount of travel wasn’t as epic as our 2014 itinerary which consisted of nine countries (on three continents) and fourteen U.S. states. Our domestic travel was more sporadic this year with more quick trips instead of extended vacations. However, we were able to cross off some major destinations from our overall travel to-do list.
We started 2015 in the same place we ended 2014 – Cape Town, South Africa. Taking the cableway up to the top of Table Mountain on New Year’s day was a fantastic way to welcome in the new year!
In April, we set out to visit Chile and Colombia. The highlight of this trip (and possibly the year) was the three days we spent on Rapa Nui. Easter Island had been near the top of my bucket list since I was a kid, so it was incredible to finally see it in-person.
Our next trip was in August. We took a 7-day cruise to Bermuda on Norwegian Cruise Line. This was my first time taking a cruise and it was extremely fun.
In November, we visited four countries in Asia. This trip helped me cross off my sixth continent! Now if only we could get to Antarctica… but I digress.
Finally, the year ends for us in Iceland, where we’ll be ringing in the New Year in a foreign country for the second year in a row. We visited Reykjavik in 2014 and fell in love with the city- we can’t wait to go back!
Here is the list of where we went in 2015.
Countries/Cities Visited in 2015:
- South Africa (Cape Town)
- Chile (Santiago, Viña del Mar, Isla de Pascua/Easter Island/Rapa Nui)
- Colombia (Bogotá)
- Bermuda (St. George’s)
- Japan (Tokyo)
- Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
- Indonesia (Yogyakarta)
- Iceland (Reykjavik)
Cities/States Visited in 2015:
- Massachusetts (Boston)
- Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
- Louisiana (New Orleans)
- North Carolina (Charlotte)
- South Carolina (Charleston)
- Virginia (Richmond, Charlottesville, and all over Northern Virginia)
- Washington, DC
- Maryland (Sharpsburg, Bethesda)
- Maine (Freeport)
- Florida (Orlando)
- West Virginia (White Sulphur Springs)
2015 was also a very productive year for this blog. Even though we launched the site in mid-2014, we really didn’t start to write content for it until earlier this year. In fact, we only had one post in 2014, so everything else has been added this year. We’re excited to keep up the momentum in the new year as we fulfill our vision of making travel feel accessible and possible for everyone – no matter how much vacation time you have to spare.
As for future travels, we have a general idea of where we want to go. We’ve already started to plan out our spring trip to Europe! A return visit to my homeland (Oregon) is definitely in the plans as well. Stay tuned for details.
Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone in 2016!
Thank you for reading!
A map of where we went in 2015