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2012 Travels & 2013 Goals

January 22, 2013
Gaudi Park, Barcelona

I feel like every year is so crazy different recently, I never know what’s coming at me (or maybe that’s my refusal/inability to plan more than a month or two out), and 2012 ended up being an awesome travel year for me. So many amazing experiences, and quite a few that I was absolutely not expecting.

My 2012 Travel Round-up:

Mediterranean Highlights Tour

I had the opportunity to kick off 2012 with two weeks on Contiki’s Mediterranean Highlights tour checking out Spain, France, Monaco, Italy & Vatican City while meeting awesome people from around the world. That’s one way to set the travel bar high for the rest of the year!

Favorite parts:

  • Biking around Barcelona checking out all of the art – particularly Gaudi!
  • Driving along the French Riviera.
  • Shopping at local markets before picnicking in Nice.
  • Dance parties on the coach. ;)
  • Meeting up with my friend D and her husband after the tour and crashing their honeymoon for a few days while we explored more of Rome.

Pisa, Italy Continue Reading…

Guest Post on Contiki’s Blog – What Inspired Me To Travel

March 20, 2012

Contiki and Do It While You’re Young (DIWYY) are hosting a Friends Don’t Let Friends Not Travel contest where entrants are asked to nominate a friend who they think deserves a free trip to Europe.  What’s in it for the nominator? A chance to win a trip for two to Europe so they can travel with their friend!

In honor of the contest Contiki and DIWYY staff are sharing some of our first travel experiences and what inspired us to travel.

You can check out my post on the Contiki Blog to see what inspired me to travel for the first time. (Hint: it wasn’t that one time I accidentally ended up in Mexico).

First taste of escargot my first time in Paris.