2016: A Year in Review

year of travel girl vs globe cappadocia

I’m not much of a nostalgic person.

I’d much rather stare at the back of future’s head than wistfully gaze over my shoulder at days gone by. But even so, I think it’s important to occasionally audit our lives and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to do just that.

Although I spent much of 2016 moping around like a character from a Mexican telenovela, it had its good moments. It had some excellent moments! In just 365 days I managed to visit 13 countries, live in three European cities and grow the Girls vs Globe family.

2016 travel review

But instead of counting countries which is not really my style, let me take a moment and count my blessings. Here are a few of them, in the form of a short video…

…whoa! What a year it’s been. Despite the underlying current of what-the-hell-am-I-doing-ness, I made some incredible memories in 2016. Here are a few of them, written up in the form of haiku poems.

Why? Why the hell not. It’s 2017 and I’m ready to bring out my double Ds. No, not that kind! I mean allowing myself to be different and daring. Because that’s what this whole blogging thing is about.

January

mark warner ski holiday review

I kicked the year off

with twelve grapes in Madrid and

frozen toes in Tignes.

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February

Friends are everywhere,

Moscow girls in Amsterdam,

Scotch Vikings in York.

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March

inspirational quotes for women who travel

Unearthed my backyard

from glimmering blue lakes to

ancient stately homes.

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April

fairchild botanical gardens miami

England to Scotland,

moving is so exhausting.

Chill in Miami.

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May

Unpacking boxes,

not all months photograph well.

Life ain’t Instagram.

June

miami beach girl pink bikini

Brussels politics,

Miami visit 2.0.

I am versatile.

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July

caesars palace las vegas

What is better than

poolside drinks in Las Vegas?

No, seriously.

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August

things to do in inverness

Five months in Scotland,

finally it’s road trip time!

Said hi to Nessie.

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September

things to do in Budapest

Hello Budapest!

Sorry it’s taken so long,

I’ll be back next month.

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October

ericailcane munich street art

Budapest again,

then off to explore street art

across Germany.

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November

grand bazaar istanbul

Yes, Turkey is safe.

There – I said it. Also Prague,

London and Glasgow.

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December

Moved out after

Hogmanay. But first, Christmas.

What a year it’s been!

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What was 2016 like for you? Any moments you’d like to share? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!