15 places I traveled to in 2015

When work gives you extra vacation days, you take them. I was lucky to find affordable airfares and fortunate to have the flexibility to take time to travel. Six countries, two continents and 33 flights later, 2015 took me to some of my favorite destinations to date. My favorite trip? Solo traveling through Vietnam, where I perfected skills in dodging motorcycles, negotiating at markets and finding the best street food. It was a year of fulfilling travel adventures, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

1. Paris (twice)

The city I’ll travel to again and again and still be excited to return to every single time.

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2. Amsterdam

Wandering around the canals will never get old.

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3. Brussels

A city that feels like the European version of D.C. is even better at night.

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4. Ho Chi Minh City

A crazy and energizing city where it is 100 percent necessary to play Frogger in real life.

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5. Hoi An, Vietnam

My favorite place in Vietnam. Biking to An Bang Beach was a highlight of the trip.

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6. Hanoi, Vietnam

A magical place where I discovered the French Quarter, Old Quarter, egg coffee and life-changing bun bo nam bo.

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7. Singapore

Clean and efficient, a bright city with a fascinating mix of cultures.

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8. Honolulu

Annual trip to the homeland.

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9. Haleiwa, Hawaii

Driving to the North Shore and around the island is one of my favorite things to do.

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10. Charleston, South Carolina

The architecture. The history. The charm. The food!

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11. London

Even in a quick 36-hour trip, there’s always time for tea.

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12. Reims, France

Santé to Veuve Clicquot for teaching me how to properly open a bottle of Champagne.

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13. Virginia

Just your average day trip to the vineyards with great friends.

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14. San Antonio, Texas

Congrats, grad!

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15. Washington, D.C.

Traveling and discovering new places within your city counts, too. There’s no place like home, right?

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