Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Favorite Destinations of 2014

Between the Christmas holidays and New Years is always one of my favorite times to sit back and reflect on my past year. I enjoy taking the time to look at and examine how the past year was, learning from both the good things and the not-so-good things. This year, I was fortunate enough to be able to visit so many different countries- Sweden, the U.S., Norway, Germany several times, and Thailand. Today, I am looking back at some of my favorite posts and memories from these great countries!

paris for christmas


Although I didn't travel to Paris in 2014, I reflected on it…so  I'm going to count it! Last year prior to Christmas, Nick and I traveled to Paris for both of our first time. While my writing in this blog post isn't the best (I was still so new to blogging!) it is interesting to me to look back and see how much I have grown in terms of writing this year. Our trip to Paris was so great, and by far exceeded my expectations!

Koh Samui, Thailand
We spent three weeks in Thailand for our honeymoon, and they were absolutely amazing. There were so many different things and sites we got to see. Some of my favorite posts are: Koh Samui Ice Bar, Midnight Charity 5K, and Cruising Along the Chao Phraya.

Stockholm, Sweden
Of course, living in Sweden I've had quite some time to check out the various cities and explore this country. I absolutely love Stockholm, and you can see here why it is my Favorite European City. I would love to hear what your favorite European city is and why! 

Füssen, Germany
Oh, Germany. This year I got to head to Germany twice- once to Munich with my family for Oktoberfest, and most recently to Berlin with Nick for Christmas. Germany is a country for everyone, and has so much to offer! My favorite posts on Germany this year were about A Day Trip to Füssen, Viktualienmarkt, and The Big Six Breweries.

Flåm, Norway
My trip to Norway this year completely stole my heart. We spent three days in Bergen, and had terrific weather and time to explore the city. We Hiked Mount Fløyen one day, and then spent a day checking out the Gorgeous Norwegian Fjords. I already can't wait to go to Norway again!

Overall, my year in travels was excellent. I experienced some new countries and cities, and got to travel all over with my family and husband. Currently, I have no set travel plans for 2015- although there are a few destinations that keep being discussed! What are your favorite travel memories from 2014, and do you have any great destinations you are headed to in 2015?


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  2. Ahhhhh you really did have an excellent year of traveling ;-) I love Germany!!!! Really need to get back there!!!

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    1. Germany is definitely one of my favorite countries- so many things to do for everyone!

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  3. You got some great traveling in this year! I recently discovered that my husband really wants to go to Germany (how did I never know that one?), so it's now on our must see list. I'm going to check out your posts to see what I'm possibly in for!

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    1. Definitely check them out! I've been throughout Germany, and it is such a great country. Anyone would love it!

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  4. Your travels this year look amazing. I've been reflecting on my trip to Paris from 2012 this year too. I need to go back someday soon. Your blog has also made me REALLY want to go to Norway :)

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    1. Fiona, I'm so happy I have convinced you to go to Norway! While an expensive country, it is so beautiful- absolutely one of my favorite countries in the world!

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  5. Wow three weeks in Thailand - what a treat! Great travel round-up :)

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    1. Jessi, our honeymoon in Thailand was so terrific! It is a relatively cheap destination, so three weeks was easily doable!

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  6. Travel posts are some of my favorites. I would love to move to Europe and explore all the countries. Happy New Year and Happy Travels in 2015!

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  7. Wonderful travels! It is so amazing that you get to see all of these beautiful places! I hope I get to see them soon too!

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    1. Thanks! There are so many great places to explore in the world!

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  8. Paris is one of my favorite places too. Thailand is on my bucket list, but hopefully I'll be able to knock it off in the next 2 years!

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    1. Eileen, I hope you can make it to thailand, it is such a beautiful country to explore.

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  9. Gorgeous photos! I can't wait to travel like this!!!!

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  10. Wow you saw some amazing places! Where will 2015 take you?

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    1. Krysten, I'm not quite sure yet! I'm hoping Poland in January or February, and possibly the Dominican Republic in April- beyond that, I'm not quite sure!

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  11. I think Paris will always be on my favorite destination list too. It has been a LONG time since I went. I'd sure love to go back!

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    1. I loved our trip to Paris, which actually surprised me because I had heard a lot of negative things. It was such a great destination though!

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  12. I really like the destinations you chose! I have visited Germany and Sweden and I love them. I really would love to visit Norway one day too! It's on my travel bucket list :)

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    1. Ave, where have you been in Germany and Sweden? I currently live about an hour outside of Stockholm!

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  13. You have some absolutely amazing places listed here! I love this post!

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    1. Thanks Katarina! 2014 was a great year for travel, and I can't wait to see where I will go in 2015!

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  14. what a fun time and fabulous pics! I love all those places and want to check them all out!

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  15. I've never been out of he states...you're so lucky! Taking care of special needs children are a venture in its own I guess...hopefully someday I'll get to make it across the pond :)

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    1. Tanya, I'm sure you'll make it one day. It sounds like your job is definitely an adventure in its own, and I bet every day brings new challenges and rewards!

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  16. I would really like to go to TBEX in Barcelona this year but I am not sure that I can afford it. I'm not sure I can't afford to go but I am hoping that I can do it.

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    1. Margarita, I've never been to Barcelona (yet!) so I hope you get the chance to go and I can live through your eyes!

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  17. those pictures looks amazing! I would love to go to paris! love it!!!

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    1. Katrina, Paris was such a fun trip for my husband and I!

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  18. Sounds like you had a really great year and got to go to some great places. We went to Thailand twice in 2013, but we didn't get to Koh Samui. It looks like a beautiful places. Love your blog and hope you have a fabulous 2015!

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    1. Where in Thailand did you get to go?! I would love to head back to Thailand, or really anywhere in SE Asia!

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