I have had some incredible years of travel but this has been one of the best ever. I visited places new and old and had some of the most memorable experiences of my life.
January began with a great weekend trip to San Diego, California. It was a peaceful and easy trip and reminded me how nice it is to just have a short little getaway.
February took me to Florida for my annual warm weather birthday trip. I loved visiting Deerfield Beach for the 1st time and enjoyed Fort Lauderdale until I broke my ankle. Time to hobble home and heal before moving on.
After 2 months in a boot I was ready to be back on the road. In April, my friends and I took a cruise to the West Indies. This was my first time cruising with anyone and on Windstar Cruises. Both were fantastic! Everything about this trip was perfect. The islands (Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, and Grenada) were stunning and the cruise was amazing from beginning to end.
Back home again, it was time to get ready for our big family trip to France in June. We stayed in a lovely chateau outside of Paris. Close to the city with beautiful gardens and a pool that the kids loved.
Later that month took me back to California - this time to San Francisco, one of my favorite cities in the world.
Then came time for my trip to Amsterdam in August. I am always happy to go somewhere new but this was one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life. I had never been to the Netherlands before and was just delighted by it all. I stayed across the river at the Hilton DoubleTree NDSM Wharf and it was fantastic! Taking the ferry was wonderful and I loved all the eclectic shops and restaurants.
That trip was incredibly hard to follow but by November I was ready to go again. This time would take me to Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Part work, part pleasure but fun all the same!
In December, I booked a last minute trip to Florida and the Bahamas. I'd forgotten about some flight credits that were expiring and had hotel points for my stay, so off I went. I don't usually travel so close to the holidays but this was a nice getaway to wrap up the year.
What an amazing year of travel it has been. So many wonderful people and places, all with their special and unique qualities. Every trip inspires me to take yet another incredible journey!
Happy Travels and Happy New Year!