Personal & Professional: 2016 Summed Up in 16 Photos

Oh man. What the hell happened to 2016? I just sat down at my kitchen table to reflect on the past year...coffee in hand, mind reeling. I think back to the beginning of January and in chronological order, begin to go through my year in review...

Sundance Film Festival, Big Bear, Lake Tahoe, Whistler, Antigua, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barths, St. Martin, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Hong Kong, Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Paris, Vancouver, Victoria, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, Seattle, Walla Walla, Hawaii, Greece, Charlotte, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, Aruba, Bali, Costa Rica, Argentina, LA, Chicago, NYC.

Even through all of my professional travels, I'm a huge family girl. I do what I do because I highly enjoy it, because it's how I make a living, and because I firmly believe that meeting all walks of life propels us forward in the best way possible. I also firmly believe that spending time with family and friends is a necessity. I'm happy to report that I was able to make it to multiple weddings, my 10 year high school reunion and home for the holidays, amongst other personal victories. Score!

Here are my Top 16 moments in no particular order, both edited and unedited but 100% happy moments.

Sleeping on the side of a mountain in the Sacred Valley of Peru

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Actually Making it to my High School Reunion

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Visiting the Jodie O'Shea Orphanage in Ubud, Bali

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Twirling in Santorini, Greece

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The Birth of My Nephew

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Being in awe of Tokyo, Japan

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Wedding dress shopping with my BFF

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Flying to Da Nang, Vietnam on a whim

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Being home for Christmas with the fam

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In an effort to be more transparent, I must admit that unfortunately the highs don't come without the lows. My four year relationship ended in 2016, we lost a lot of great people (RIP Prince, Snape, Miss Cleo, Carrie Fisher, Willy Wonka, etc) and Trump won the election (this is simply my opinion and never did I ever say you had to agree with it). Shit happens. You deal with it, you move on, and you learn from the life lessons...praying like hell that the next year is bigger, better and without regrets!

2017 Travel Wishlist

Sri Lanka, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, Antarctica, South Africa, India, Nepal, Mexico City, Kenya, Alaska, Russia, Germany

Cheers to all of you for following along the past year. Thank you for your comments, questions, concerns, and support. You make this adventure so incredibly worthwhile!

Where would you like to see The Road Les Traveled in 2017?!