Saying that 2014 has been an exciting year is an understatement.
Throughout the year we may not realise how important all our little achievements are, but if we look back and compile them all in a list, they look much more significant. I’ve spent last week going through my past 12 months of achievements in preparation for setting my 2015 goals, and I’m happy to say that my list is a long one!
Earlier this year I became an entrepreneur, quitting my full time job to pursue my own careers in design and travel. That resulted in starting this travel blog in late July, and I’m so incredibly pleased with how far it’s come! Here are the stats so far:
- 79 published posts (including this one)
- Almost 25,000 pageviews
- More than 300 reader comments
- A combined following of over 2800 on social media
I started the year in Europe, but used Sydney as my home base once I returned to Australia in March. When I look back at my travels I realise that I managed to fit a bunch of great destinations in this year! My feats include:
- Visiting 14 countries, 9 of which I hadn’t visited before
- Hopping between 3 continents
- Taking 14 flights – 6 international, 8 domestic
- A total of 86 days of travel (not including time living in Sydney or visiting my home town of Hobart)
To sum up my year of travel in a (reasonably) short post, I put together a super cool map and few photos of the destinations I visited. Enjoy, and please share your 2014 achievements with us in the comments below!
2014 began in Europe, watching the new year fireworks with my fiancé Robert by the riverside in Prague.
Two months of travel through Europe later and we ended up in Paris before heading back to Australia. See 13 weeks of Europe in 31 photos for more photos of our Europe trip!
After returning from Europe, we almost immediately departed for the gorgeous township of Queenstown, New Zealand – a must visit for every traveller.
After Queenstown we spent a few days hanging out in the seaside city of Wellington, sipping on its world-class coffee and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere.
In August we discovered 9 things we love or hate about Bali during a week-long break on this cultural Indonesian island.
I discovered some free things to do in Hobart during a trip to my home town in April, and I visited again in September and December.
In October we ventured north to visit family in the ideal Australian seaside town of Port Macquarie, spending a few days chilling by the beach and exploring the north coast of New South Wales.
Here’s my year of travels in map form. Want your own super cool travel map like this? I can make one for you!
Thanks for keeping me company during 2014! I’d love to have you with me for the coming year so follow me on Facebook to keep updated on my travel plans for 2015.