Can you believe 2015 is practically over? I can't. It's been a good year all around. We got a remodeled a bathroom, got a bunch of landscaping done and a new side fence. We've had a lot of fun parties and get togethers and had some memorable trips that we won't soon forget. I'd say we're ready to welcome 2016.
We can't wait to see what the next year has in store, though we know for certain it brings a trip to Vegas and New Orleans. Let's look back on some travel highlights from 2015.
Eric and I in the big shoe at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas
As Wayne & Garth at Walt Disney's Halloween party
|Some beautiful scenery in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Orlando|
|This beautiful stairway at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida|
|At Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom|
|We did this great scavenger hunt in Portland with family // photo credit: Anthony Botteron|
I've achieved a few things this year, including being included on a few great blogging lists:
- In January I was named as one of the Top 50 Frugal Bloggers by Grocery Coupon Network.
- February, TrekEffect named me as one of the Top 50 Travel Blogs to Follow.
- Over the Summer, I was honored by being included in a list of bloggers that TripAdvisor put together giving our tips on the best budget-friendly travel destinations.
- This month I was added to the list of Best Budget Travel Blogs to Read in 2016 by CreditDonkey.
I'm still hoping to get something published in a newspaper or magazine this year, but I've got a good feeling about my workload. I'm working with a new website called Travel-Wise and contributing monthly with my travel tips.
We're also planning ahead to 2017 and have a tentative plan to visit the great city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. We've not seen much of our Neighbor to the North, besides the very brief glimpses we've had of Vancouver and a short trip I took years ago to Victoria, BC. This is going to be a week of Canadian immersion and probably a visit to Niagara Falls.
And if you have suggestions for what I should see or do in NoLa, I'd love to hear them!