Where I Went in 2015
Where I went in 2015 was both exotic and familiar and far and near. Every year I hope to plan more travel than the year before and I think I (kind of) succeeded in 2015. Usually Nick and I plan one big vacation a year and then plan a few smaller road trips throughout. Lucky for us, we got to plan a honeymoon so our big trip was extra big. We also took some time to explore places we knew pretty well and discovered some new-to-us places along the way.
Travelling is so important to me. I love to learn and travelling is the best way to learn about different cultures, traditions, foods, ways of life, and history. While I wish I could sacrifice more to save for more trips to faraway places, right now we're seeing quite a bit with what we have. Here's where I went in 2015:
Some of the highlights: swimming with a loggerhead turtle, a spotted eagle ray, and many, many nursing sharks, grabbing a drink and watching the sun set at the Palapa Bar, and relaxing by the pool because, hey, it's our honeymoon!
Some of the highlights: walking the grounds of the historic Jekyll Island Club, climbing the driftwood on Driftwood Beach, chowing down on brisket at Southern Soul BBQ, sipping gin and vodka at St. Augustine Distillery, and creating our own happy hour on the balcony of our historic hotel with Spanish moss swaying in the breeze.
Some of the highlights: eating our weight in donuts from Sugar Shack, wandering the campus and seeing all the changes that happened in five years, pizza at Bottoms Up, and seeing all the historic charm in the different Richmond neighborhoods.
Along with those adventures, I spent a lot of time exploring New Jersey's fabulous small towns. We may be the most populated state in the union but that just lends itself to tons of charming downtowns. This year I visited: Princeton, Stockton, Frenchtown, Lambertville, and Collingswood. I've created a list of more towns for 2016, so stay tuned!
Looking back over these posts and revisiting my photo albums is giving me a serious case of wanderlust. Excuse me while I go pin all my travel plans for the new year!