2014; Thanks For A Great Year!

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New Years Eve is a time of reflection for most people.  A look back at the previous year and an optimistic planning of all the wonderful things you’ll probably forget to accomplish in the upcoming one.

2014 was pretty great for me.  Here are some stats.  Mainly, I just need them written down in public to have something to beat next year!  Bring it on 2015.

Here’s what happened in 2014;

  • My first full year blogging!  The blog is a little over a year old, but this is the first year I blogged consistently from Jan. 1- Dec. 31.
  • 100 posts! Not this year, but in total.  Before I started writing this I thought that this would be my 100th post, it seemed a fitting way to end the year.  Unfortunately I’m apparently not great at math… so happy post 101!
  • This year I took 27 flights!  I’m counting legs of course.  Every take off and landing counts.

Boarding my flight for Zanzibar

Disney Cruise

View of Oslo from DFDS Seaways Ferry

Carnival Cruise Line

  • I visited 8 countries on 3 continents, 4 of them were countries I’ve never visited before.  Tanzania, Denmark, Norway and Germany;  I’m filling up that map!

Lions on the Serengeti in Tanzania

Little Mermaid Statue Copenhagen, Denmark

The Oseberg Ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway.

Cathedral in Cologne, Germany

  • I did my first press trip this year in Cancun.  Thanks @visitcancun!

Cancun, Mexico

  • This year I also made my first little bit of money blogging through affiliate advertising and sponsored posts.  It’s not much, but it’s a start.  Hopefully there will be lots more of that to come in 2015.

Now the best part; after a run down of all of my trips this year;

I spent a total of 80 days traveling.  Take that American live-to-work culture!

So, thanks for reading this past year.  2014 will be a tough one to beat, but I’m up for the challenge!  What was your favorite travel experience in 2014 and what are you looking forward to in 2015?

6 thoughts on “2014; Thanks For A Great Year!

  1. Congratulations on 101 posts and a successful first year!
    Patti recently posted…When Harry Met Sally & Auld Lang Syne ~My Profile

    • Mags

      Thanks so much Patti!

  2. Awesome blog! I discovered you via the FB group. I’m sorry my comment isn’t all that interesting, but I just wanted to leave a note to let you know that I really like your blog — off to read more 🙂
    Melissa recently posted…Photo Friday: Tourists at the Bodie Ghost Town: Bodie, CAMy Profile

    • Mags

      Thanks so much for commenting Melissa. That made my day. Nice to meet you!

  3. That’s awesome that you got to travel to so many beautiful places! I’ve never been to Cancun, but am loving anything tropical and warm right now because I’ve been glued to my space heater and cat with a mug of hot tea in hand lately. Hope you have a lot of fun this year! Can’t wait to live vicariously through your blog! 😛
    Farrah recently posted…Your Imaginary TrainerMy Profile

    • Mags

      I definitely would go crazy if I didn’t get to escape somewhere warm every so often lol. I highly recommend Cancun. It was really amazing. Happy New Year to you. I plan to vicariously through your food, so we’re even lol.

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