Travel for me is exploring and experiencing and being outside my comfort zone. Walking a city until your feet ache is one of my most favorite things to do. In 2006, four of us rented a car and drove along the southern coast from Madrid to Barcelona. We spent nights in Sevilla and Valencia, saw the countryside and failed miserably at more than one toll booth. I still can't believe that we used an actual map to navigate the 1,000+ miles with only a few wrong turns.
In 2011, I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Peru, go to Costa Rica for Christmas and Switzerland three times. I went to a bachelorette weekend in LA, a wedding in Seattle, spring training in Phoenix and my annual Toronto and Denver work trips. Needless to say, it was busy. But so.much.fun.
Here are some of my favorites from a whirlwind of a year.
|Sunset on Isle au Haut, ME|
|Sailing with the Pops|
|Union girls weekend on Long Island|
|Nia & Mike 7.18.11|
|Blushing bride #3! Steph & Jim 9.17.11|
|Lima, Peru October 2011|
|Pirhana fishing on the Amazon|
|Probably looks familiar! One of my favorites - a local fisherman on the Amazon|
|Local children of the Amazon|
|Local artisan outside of Cusco, Peru|
|Sun came out just as we got to the top|
|Meghan & Dan 11.17.11|
Then we were off to Quepos, Costa Rica for Christmas!
|Local market in Quepos, Costa Rica|
|Lizard friend on the beach in Manuel Antonio National Park|
And one last Christmas party upon my return to Boston...