2017 was a great year for me. I traveled to a record 6 countries and I published my first cookbook! Below is visual recap of of some of my traveling.
Hello old friends, still there? I hope so. I took an unexpectedly couple months off. At this point, this blog is still a hobby so I had to shift my priorities for a bit. In short, I’ve been busy! I finished my second cookbook in 6 months and I’ve been traveling. You last saw me in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I closed out 2017 traveling to Japan, Thailand, and Cambodia. I’m excited to tell you about it. Over the next week I’ll share more about my 2017 SE Asia adventures. I can’t believe it’s almost March already. To me it means I’m about to start traveling. A lot. March through the end of the year I’ll be off to Vegas, Austin, London, Paris, Mexico, Barcelona, Daytona Beach, New Orleans, and Italy. A lot of travel.
San Francisco Bay Area
My parents lived in the Bay Area for 20 years (they moved back to Chicago in 2013) and lived there myself for a few years after college. Never say never but I don’t ever see myself living in the Bay again but it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Middle East – Israel/Jordan
IF it’s safe for you to travel to Israel & Jordan then go. I fell in love with both countries my first time there. Read more about my time in Jordan.
I celebrated my birthday this year at my parent’s house with my cousins.
For my first time in Boston I wish I could have seen more. I was there for a conference so the highlight of my weekend was meeting Emmitt Smith. I’m not a Cowboys fan (Steeler nation) but I’m a sports fan so of course I respect Emmitt.
Visiting my parent’s other house. Is this even worth mentioning?!?
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Viva Mexico! I absolutely love Mexico. After traveling the world, it’s still one of my favorite places to vacation. I was lucky enough to once again spend time at a Grand Fiesta Americana resort and it was once again an amazing experience.
My 24-hour stop over in Japan was amazing. We hung out with family friends most of the time so my 24-hours in Japan will be very different that most peoples. Still, we had time to eat sushi, karaoke and visit an authentic Japanese tea room which was an experience I will share with you.
Thailand – Phuket & Island Hopping
Vacation of a lifetime! The week I spent on a yacht island hopping was seriously one of the best vacations of my life. I’m excited to share it will you.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Delicious food, super nice people. My time in Cambodia was a short 48 hours, 12 of which I had food poisoning but I still left saying, I LOVE Cambodia!