I’ve been thinking semi hard on what my travel goals for 2017 are and I finally came up with my answer: I ain’t got none. Last year I said I would visit at least 3 countries and I made it to 5. I was blessed to hit Costa Rica, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. Clearly, if you want to hit multiple countries in one trip, Europe will get you right.
This year, I don’t feel compelled to quantify my travels. I know I will get my travel on and I know my trips will be poppington. I’m more so focusing on the quality of trips I will take and ensuring that I fill this year with beautiful travel experiences. I’m kind of going with the flow for now and just seeing where I land. A few places that I would love to bless with my presence however are South Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Cuba, New Orleans, Charleston and California. Will I make it to any of those places this year? We shall see!
When I reflect on my travels from this past year, my biggest accomplishment was visiting countries I had never been to before. It was a year full of new experiences and unchartered territory for me. Some of my favorite moments from my 2016 trips are below:
Kamaria locked the keys to the house we rented in Costa Rica in her room and had to tap into her inner MacGyver to retrieve them. Spoiler alert: she got the keys and we were able to get back in the house.
Our last day in Paris, Alix and I ran up and down 2 different streets looking for vendors who were selling pictures of Josephine Baker.
And this meal:
The Color Line exhibit at the Musée De Quai Branly museum in Paris:
Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me! I’m positive my trips from 2017 will leave me with even better memories. Stay tuned!