I suppose November is a smidge early to start yearly reflections, but as I sadly have no trips planned between now and the New Year (unless anyone wants to surprise me!) I figure now is as good a time as ever. I was scrolling through my camera and was completely blown away by how lucky I feel to have visited so many new, and old familiar places in 2014. I’m always daydreaming of international travel, but we really do have some incredibly cool places stateside that are worth shouting about too!
This post is picture heavy, but that’s never been a bad thing has it? So get comfy, sit back, and enjoy a little Instagram journey through a year’s worth of American adventures.
I rang in the New Year with a trip I’d waited all my life for. A trip to the Big Apple to interview for an opportunity of a lifetime.
After a successful visit in January, February brought with it another trip back to NYC. This time I had the pleasure of staying for a week and change (thanks to the Polar Vortex which was no joke). It was everything I dreamed of and more!
May and June marked the official start of my summer and began with my cross-country western journey.
From Indy to a strikingly adorable Saint Louis …
Across America …
To dreamy Santa Fe and the mind-blowing Grand Canyon …
And the most beautiful place of all, (although I’m admittedly slightly biased) San Diego …
Up to Los Angeles, the land of so many dreams.
Then there was a train ride straight up the beautiful west coast.
To my Pacific Northwest home for the summer, cute little Edmonds, WA.
And weekend explorations to places like LaPush and Crescent Lake.
Then off to another new place, Winter Park, Colorado, for the wedding of the year! And the most precious of family time.
Come September it was back to NYC for this girl! Three times in one year … I think that’s a sign I should just move there, right?
So here we are. Early November and I’ve seen more of the U.S. in one year than my entire life to this point. Not too shabby.
Make sure to scroll back through the archives for all the many tales that accompany these adventures!
Here’s to hoping 2015 is packed full of travel just like this year has been … I’m one lucky girl!