In terms of travel, 2015 was tough to beat. This year included traveling to Africa for work, planning a group trip to Peru, and returning to Paris on
my annual another solo trip. A new job even led to a few opportunities for business travel. Five continents, seven countries, and 40 flights later, 2016 was quite an adventure.
“Hey mom, do you want to go to Japan in three days?” It was her first trip outside of the U.S. and Canada! We ate a lot of ramen and sushi as soon as we got there.
Beautiful temples, the bamboo park, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and my squad at the Arashiyama Monkey Park. Kyoto is my favorite city in Japan.
Hello, Mount Fuji! What a view from the Shinkansen (Japanese bullet train) en route to Hakone’s hot springs.
Is your first trip to the windy city complete without this picture?
My annual trip to the homeland included a quick hike to Manoa Falls.
A visit to the “warm heart of Africa” and fulfilling my professional goal of
Snapchatting traveling abroad for work. Here’s the 5:30 a.m. sunrise at Lake Malawi.
When you have a long layover here, you go into the city on a quest for stroopwafels.
8. Las Vegas
My favorite part was renting a car and driving out to Red Rock Canyon.
The ceviche and sunshine make up for a terrifying non-taxi experience and having to purchase a new flight to Cusco (note to self: never fly Copa Airlines again).
We took a cooking class and made pisco sours, walked around the Maras salt mines, wandered through the markets, and met the best driver, César.
11. Aguas Calientes
Pro tip: take the bus up to Machu Picchu. Always take the bus.
12. New York
I always stop by Maison Kayser for a little taste of Paris, even on a 24-hour trip to NYC to shoot a video.
Then I actually went to Paris, because, you know… It’s Paris. Galeries Lafayette was dressed up for Christmas!
Crossed the Tower Bridge and another thing off my London bucket list.
I’ve missed the history and charm and studying in the UK.
A conference, UX class, and coffee at Dominican Joe.
Cheers to more adventures in 2017! Where should I go next?