Everywhere I went in 2018

This year has been quite a whirlwind, honestly. I went to three different continents! (For some that’s nothing, but it’s a lot for me!) I do sort of wish I had spent more time exploring Spain, because I was living there and there are sooo many “must-sees” that I never went to. I also wish I had gone to Morocco, because it was so close to Murcia!

But I think that in 2018, I’ve really cemented a new travel philosophy (one that was taking shape as I made more connections across Europe these past three years) which is that I would rather travel for a specific reason, like to visit a friend or go to an event, rather than trying to go to as many places as possible just to tick them off a list. These past three years I’ve spent a lot of money and energy traveling, and I’m a point where I want to focus more on the experiences than the bucket list. I’m never going to be a travel blogger with the time and resources to go everywhere, so I’m just going to relax and enjoy what I can, while I can.

Christmas 2017

Malta

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January 2018

Lisbon, Portugal

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Sintra, Portugal (1, 2)

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Porto, Portugal

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Wrocław, Poland

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February 2018

Berlin, Germany

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March 2018

Milan, Italy

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Torino, Italy

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Bergamo, Italy

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Lorca, Spain

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Paris, France

April 2018

Bilbao, Spain

San Sebastian, Spain

Madrid, Spain

Granada, Spain

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My friend didn't buy me a ticket for the Alhambra like she was supposed to, so I went on a free walking tour with an art historian instead–when life gives you lemons, etc 🍋🌱🌸 Also, this one lady who was really annoying and asked like a million questions dipped out before the end of the tour, then didn't even tip the guide! Don't be That Person 😒 #hownottotravellikeabasicbitch . . . . #granada #granadaspain #españa #españa🇪🇸 #spain #architecture #mosaic #flowers #spring #travel #travelgram #europe #travelphotography #girlslovetravel #glt  #thetravelwomen #dametraveler #sheisnotlost #wanderlust #girlswhotravel #ladiesgoneglobal #everydayexplorer #passionpassport #girlslovetravel #girlsthatwander #girldiscoverers #travelandlife #femmetravel #femaletravelbloggers

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May 2018

Salinas de Torrevieja, Spain

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Valencia, Spain

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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June 2018

Berlin, Germany

Thessaloniki, Greece

Khalkidhiki, Greece

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Barcelona, Spain

Los Angeles, California

July 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

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Charleston, South Carolina

August 2018

Hangzhou, China (1, 2, 3)

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October 2018

Hong Kong (1, 2)

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November 2018

Beijing, China

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Shanghai, China

5 Replies to “Everywhere I went in 2018”

  1. “I would rather travel for a specific reason, like to visit a friend or go to an event, rather than trying to go to as many places as possible just to tick them off a list”… this statement resonates with me so much! It’s something that I learned starting last summer — spending quality time in a place, getting to truly know the culture, language, and people there, is so much more fulfilling than cramming in locations. Wishing you all the best travels in 2019!

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