I’ve long believed travel to be one of the best instructors in life lessons. Whether positive or negative, different locations can leave a lasting impression and teach you something you might not have previously known, either about the destination or yourself. Here, in order of when I first visited them, are a few things I learned from the first ten countries I’ve traveled to.
2016 was a roller coaster of an emotional year for me. Highs included being part of my closest cousin’s wedding, attending the wedding of one of my closest friends, and traveling to Scotland, a place I’ve longed to go for years, and my 3rd (of 5) top countries I want to see. The biggest low was a devastating discovery, but more on that below.
As a celebration of 2016 being finished, I want to share with you my 10 favorite pictures I took in 2016 and the meaning behind each. The pictures are in chronological order.
Occasionally, a place leaves you so breathless that you long to return, and driving around the Highlands in Scotland left me feeling exactly that way. Before our trip, I had a strong suspicion that would be the case, so I planned accordingly and brought along an HD Polaroid Cube camera to record parts of our drive.
Since I don’t travel full-time, I figured that instead of doing a monthly recap, I would recap each of my trips following the full posts. These recaps will contain highs, lows, logistics, funny anecdotes, pictures, etc. that I likely didn’t include in the full posts.
Without further ado, my trip to the UK!
When you’re experiencing an agonizing bout of food poisoning, the last thing you really want to be doing is venturing out to sight-see. I know that from personal experience – twice now. Still, in the morning I felt mildly better, so we set off, albeit with a change of plans to our itinerary.