I feel like I say this every year but 2014 has been the best year yet! I met some amazing people, went on life-changing trips, and got to live in Europe. This year, I’ve surpassed my traveling goals and feel like I have so much to live up to in 2015 :) The adventure called life has only begun!
2014 IN NUMBERS:
Flights flown: 28
Transatlantic flights flown: 6
Countries visited: 17
New countries visited: 7 (Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Denmark)
2014 TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS:
During a long weekend in June, I headed to Belgium to visit Ghent, Bruges, and Brussels as well as see an old friend from high school. Bruges definitely stole my heart (the beer there was an added bonus!).
The last two weeks of July were spent exploring Prague, Bratislava, and Budapest. I spent a week attending a conference in Prague before taking the train down to Bratislava and Budapest. Budapest easily became my favorite city of 2014!
While home in Traverse City, Michigan, my Mom and I took a day trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan to visit ArtPrize, a world-renowned art competition that incorporates the entire city! Plus, there was a great selection of food and beer offered!
On my way back to Germany in October, I opted for a 5-day layover in Iceland. As one of the top countries on my travel bucket list, I had the opportunity to visit Reykjavik and drive around the Golden Circle (oh ya, and get stitches in my foot!)
2015 TRAVEL GOALS:
In 2014, I made it a goal to visit 30 countries by the age of 30. Well, I turn 24 in a few weeks and have managed to already visit 26 countries! So my main goal for 2015 is to hit those final 4 countries (and hopefully even more)!
This upcoming year is full of so many exciting changes! I finish my master’s in February and will graduate from the University of Heidelberg in April. From February/March to May, I’ll be living in Zagreb, Croatia. This upcoming summer, I will be in Sofia, Bulgaria and hopefully I’ll be starting business school in the United Kingdom this upcoming fall.
Here are some experiences I hope to have in 2015 :)
+ Go snowboarding in the Alps
+ Finally take that trip to Australia to visit my brother (Perth) and friends (Adelaide and Sydney)
+ Go on the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, Austria
+ A beach vacation in Croatia
+ See Annie in San Francisco!
+ Visit these countries: Greece, Malta, Poland, New Zealand (and Australia), Romania, Russia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia!
I’d love to hear your travel plans for 2015! Where do you plan to travel this upcoming year?
Happy 2015 everyone!