Photographic Travel Review of 2017
2017 was the travel year of the open itinerary. I had planned on a trip to Thailand and Bali, split between March and April, but the rest of the year was approached with an open mind. After my Asia trip, I had planned on returning to Banff, Canada, but my employer had other plans. I was to return to the Mexican Riviera in May. The summertime brought on an a road trip, during extended weekend, to the central coast of California. This was a last minute trip with family to Morro Bay. My fall schedule was originally penciled in with a trip to China. But, as the year went on, the beauty of Iceland called with a loud voice. That spurred on a visit to mainland Europe as well.
Thailand was a search for paradise in the Phi Phi Islands and the archipelago didn’t disappoint. I also spent time in Bangkok among the many temples and markets spread out throughout the area.
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Bali is another top destination in the world with its beautiful beaches. But, during my visit, I was captivated by the interior of the island and the Ubud area. The timing of my visit also allowed me to witness the day if silence, Nyepi, which was an unplanned treat and a glimpse into one of Bali’s unique traditions.
Cancun is one of my favorite places to visit and it was made sweeter when my employer paid for my vacation. My performance at work earned a place in the President’s Club and an all expense-paid vacation where I enjoyed the beautiful beach and adventure of the Mexican Riviera with the other lucky Club participants.
Morro Bay, California
Summertime in U.S.A. brings on the longing for the road trip. This spurred on a last-minute drive to the central coast of California. I spent a wonderful extended weekend with my family at this iconic beach town.
Can you believe I’ve never been to Europe until this trip. A historic center of exploration with a rich culture, religion and a deep past, Portugal left me wanting to return.
People often visit Paris multiple times and during my visit, I figured out why. I only had a short three-day visit and I’ll definitely need to return to see and experience all the city has to offer.
Iceland has become the world’s top travel destination and I have to agree. The vista, the panoramic, and the landscape of the country is eye-opening. Throw in the thousands of waterfalls and the northern lights and you have my single most memorable trip.
My itinerary is set for 2018. But, then again, it’s a long year and my mind tends to wander.