As we hurtle toward 2018, a lot of people are taking the opportunity to reflect on the year we are leaving. I’m not gonna lie, for a lot of people 2017 was a rough year. Is it just me, or does it seem like there is something new and terrible happening every day, so quickly that we can hardly keep up or catch our breaths?
Still, in my personal life 2017 was a pretty good year. I traveled, started dating my boyfriend, and moved out of my parents’ place. There were some tough times too, though. My grandfather passed away in March, which hit me hard. I also suffered from an extreme lack of motivation this year—things that I usually like to do (reading and writing, mostly) became a lot harder, and I’ve spent a lot of time feeling aimless and unsure about what I want to do next in life.
Truth be told, right now I am still feeling a little aimless. I’m at a bit of a crossroads, career-wise, and I’m having a little trouble finding my focus. But this is a travel reflection post, not a therapy session. So in the spirit of year-end reflection, here are my top travel highlight of 2017