2016 > My travel year in review

As I sit here on a muggy Sunday afternoon in Melbourne, I have one question for you: where are the years going?!

And then a follow-up: do you guys feel it too? Sometimes it seems like the days, weeks, months and years are slipping through our fingers. Things are changing, the world is getting a little cray, and the mundane tasks and daily activities we usually take for granted start to feel a bit awkward.

On that note, I can hardly believe we’re already well into February, and I haven’t written a blog post since September! Oops.

I’m not quite sure how that happened, but there you go. I’ll just pick myself back up and move on, shall I?

I was planning to end 2016 with a recap post about our travels throughout the year. It was all written and ready to go, but I never quite got around to hitting that ‘publish’ button.

So instead, let’s kick 2017 off with a look back at 2016.

At first, I didn’t think I would have much to share, but once I really reflected on all our wonderful memories (read: scanned through my photo albums), I realised that 2016 was a pretty great travel year for us.

2016 in review

We celebrated New Years Eve in Niagara Falls, and then literally went straight to Alaska for the first five days of the year. We were so badass we didn’t even go to bed on New Years Eve, and instead hung out in the hotel lobby until our airport shuttle came to pick us up at 3 in the morning. We spent the rest of January in Vancouver and Whistler (again), before warming ourselves up in Hawaii.

Why Alaska is still on my bucket list

Stanley Park in Pictures

Why we Keep Coming Back to Whistler

Oahu_Diamond Head

In March we took a road trip to Marysville, and April saw us visit the Werribee Zoo here in Melbourne. I spent a whirlwind weekend in May on the Gold Coast with my brother and sisters, and during July we fell in love with Wilsons Prom.

Marysville 4

Werribee Zoo 12

Treetops 7

Why Wilsons Prom must be made from magic

In October we visited Tasmania and Western Australia, which were both amazing! I’ll be sharing my experiences here, soon.

Tasmania

Tasmania

Western Australia

Western Australia

And for the grand finale, as if two White Christmases in a row weren’t enough for us, we made it a trifecta! We spent most of December (and January 2017) exploring the UK and Scandinavia.

I’m not quite sure how 2017 is going to compare. For now, we’re settling back into our routines, and the daily grind of living in a big city.

I’ve got so many blog posts and ideas bubbling inside, almost ready to burst; so keep checking back here as I slowly get my fingers back on this keyboard and back into the grove of blogging again. And be sure you subscribe so you don’t miss a post!

What are your travel plans for 2017?

Share with us below where you’re off to, what you’re planning, or what you’ve recently added to your travel bucket list.
And, if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to write about this year, definitely let me know! I’d love to hear your suggestions.

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Author: Michelle

Michelle Harvey is a kiwi traveller, writer, photographer, list-maker, coffee drinker, and wanderer. Winter holidays are her favourite kind.

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