If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed I
am obsessed like to travel. A lot. If I had the choice between having a designer wardrobe, meeting the President, or going on a trip somewhere cool, I’d be on the plane before you even told me the location!
In 2012 I was lucky enough to travel to 13 places. And some I went to twice! All in all I think I went on 16 trips in 12 months. That is pretty amazing and a part of my life for which I am so grateful!
Here’s a little game of 13 questions to highlight some of my favorite experiences in 2012.
Favorite place to chill out?
San Francisco‘s Palace of Fine Arts. Find a bench outside, grab a book, sip your coffee and enjoy the view.
Most active trip?
San Antonio – so much to do and see here with the River Walk and the missions. Renting bikes and riding mission trail was an awesome adventure with my mom.
Runner-up coolest activity (because it can’t possibly not make the list):
Helicoptering over the Grand Canyon on Caitlin’s birthday. Amazing. Awe-inspiring. I’ve never felt so much like a little ant in a huge world.
Best Italian dinner?
Giacomo’s in Boston’s North End. Tiny restaurant, big heart.
Trip I accidentally left off the list?
Asheville, North Carolina! I can’t believe this whirlwind trip escaped my memory, but perhaps we just packed SO MUCH into 48 hours that my brain couldn’t handle it all. Amazing trip for my mom’s birthday.
Best day trip while traveling?
Napa Valley wine hop. Can’t get wine like that in Virginia!
Best boozy beverage?
This one is a toss up between the delicious margaritas in San Antonio and these ridiculously large mojitos in Vegas. Margaritas for the win, since I didn’t get crazy hungover from just one!
Most underrated city on the list?
Cincinnati. Go for the chili, stay for the people.
Baltimore, Maryland. In both distance and duration. But I got to spend 24 hours with my sista’s so it’s all good.
Least blogged about?
Punta Cana, Brussels, Brugge and Amsterdam never made it to the blog. Oh, life!
Flight to Paris in June. Those international fights will get ya and I am NOT a plane sleeper 😦 But luckily I don’t get too jet-lagged, so within just a day or two I was ready to explore the most romantic city in the world.
Best trip of the year?
Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. Shooting range, Cubs game, comedy at Second City, a boat ride and more, all with my best friends. Oh, and it’s Chicago. You can read about my love of the city here, here and here.
So there you have it. I’m a lucky girl to have had such a year of experiences. My 2013 travel list isn’t quite as long (yet!) but has some pretty amazing destinations.
First up is Orlando in February for the Disney princess half marathon. Only gets better from there… Stay tuned! 🙂