Much like 2013, 2014 found me all over the world and then some. It’s been a great year of travel. I’ve seen a few familiar places and a whole lot of new favorites too! When I actually sit down to piece together where all I’ve traveled and put it in one place, it even surprises me. I’ve had some pretty amazing trips this year. Check out everywhere I’ve traveled in 2014:
Tacoma, Washington: Okay, okay. So it’s practically in my backyard. But the thing about living in a place for so long, you sometimes forget to get out there and explore the very are you live in. We did that and had a blast!
The East Coast: As most of you know, we bought a vacation home back east, so clearly there will be lots of east coast travel each year. We love everything about it. It’s a change of pace, a change of scenery, a change in climate. The best thing about having a landing spot of your own on the opposite side of the country is the opportunity it gives you to explore so many new places. And explore the east coast we did!
Old Sturbridge Village New England Living History Museum
Luray Caverns- Luray, Virginia
Lancaster Central Market – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
HersheyPark and Desserts Etc. Cafe in Hershey, Pennsylvania
James Madison’s Montpelier
British Columbia: Last summer I took The Girl and one of her BFF’s to Victoria, BC for our last girls trip before the girls headed off to college. I’m so glad I did. It was so much fun. They loved it. I loved it. And we all agreed it was so much more amazing than we had expected.
Europe: The Girl and I have been to Europe many times together, but there was something about this trip, our last big trip before she left home, that made it that much more incredible. I’m not sure if I was more aware of my time with her, or if, even when everything was going wrong, it really was one of the most amazing trips we’ve ever taken.
221B Baker Street Sherlock Holmes Museum
Love Lock Bridge- Paris, France
Paris Walking Tour Goes Awry
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Garden
The Garden Museum- London, England
Walking Around London – Pastries, Snogging and Museums
The Catacombes- Paris, France
Portland, Oregon: We took a mini spring break trip to Portland and let me tell you Bob, we packed a lot into just a few short days! Delicious donuts, cheese, Bob’s Red Mill, books galore, Goonies and more. It was a whirlwind, but so much fun checking out a city not to far from our own stomping ground. That means less travel time and more time to explore.
Voodoo Doughnuts – Portland, OR
Pendleton Woolen Mill Store
Tillamook Cheese Factory Tour and Farmhouse Cafe
The Goonies House – Astoria, OR
I Found My Lost Gardening Book at Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, OR
Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store and Cafe
So there you have it. Everywhere I’ve traveled. Where have you ventured this past year? Any places I need to put on my must-go list for 2015?