Oh, the places I have been

By February 5, 2015Travel

My first ever overseas trip was in 2007 to Japan. Jetstar were celebrating the addition of a new route from Brisbane to Osaka and tickets were $500 return. I’d put my Bachelor of Marketing on hold and was working as a receptionist, very unsure of what I wanted from life. After seeing the newspaper ad, I spent the entire day rallying up troops and convincing myself that I had it in me to step foot outside Australia.

So began my never ending lust for travel. From that day, my life would never be the same. Eight years on, and one of the friends from that trip shares my live goals like no other – Buttons. Tonight I was reading her Passports and Polaroids blog which details preparations for her move to the USA after winning the Green Card Lottery. As I delved deeper, and each new post had me thinking ‘I wish I did that’, or ‘I did do that’, I came across post, ‘Where I’ve Been‘. Well now I am doing that. I’m writing my own list.

2007

Japan – Osaka, Tokyo, Kobe, Hiroshima

2008

Thailand – Bangkok, Phuket
England – London, Glastonbury, Brighton
Scotland – Glasgow, Edinburgh
France – Paris
Belgium – Brussels
Netherlands – Amsterdam
Germany – Munich
Italy – Rome
Spain – Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona
Portugal – Lisbon

2009

Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Koh Tao, Ko Pha Ngan
Laos – Vientiane, Luang Prabang
Brunei Darussalam – Bandar Seri Begawan
Taiwan – Taipei
Australia – Hamilton Island, Arlie Beach

2010

Australia – Townsville, Yongala
Japan
– Tokyo, Osaka

2011

USA – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego
Mexico – Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun

2012

Vietnam – Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Mihn City

2013

Sri Lanka – Colombo, Hikkaduwa, Mirrissa
France – Paris, Toulouse, Argyles, Cap D’agde, Cassis, Lyon
Germany – Berlin
Poland – Wroclaw, Krakow
Hungary – Budapest
Czech Republic – Prague
Singapore – Singapore
United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi
USA – Hawaii

2014

Fiji – Suva
USA
 – San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Portland, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe
Mexico – Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Mexico City
Cuba – Havana, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Varadero
Canada – Vancouver, Courtenay, Victoria
Bali – Seminyak, Gili Trawangan

2015

Australia – Mooloolaba, South Stradbroke Island, Beechmont, Mackay, Sydney
Japan – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Yokohama
USA – Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, New Orleans, Miami, St Augustine, Savannah, Atlanta

2016

USA – Los Angeles, Malibu, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Nashville, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, San Bernardino, Manhattan, Brooklyn
Belize – San Pedro, Caye Caulker
Australia
– Brisbane, Mooloolaba, Montville
Mexico – Rosarito
Kenya – Nairobi, Kisii
Tanzania – Lake Victoria, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Meserani, Arusha, Matemwe, Nungwi, Jambiani, Stone Town

2017

USA – Las Vegas, Joshua Tree, Culp Valley, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Slot Canyon, Salvation Mountain, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Seattle
England – London, Blackheath
Iceland – Reykjavik, Þingvellir National Park, Silfra, Hveragerði, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Solheimasandur, Reynisfjara Beach, Dyrhólaey, Jökulsárlón, Höfn, Snæfellsjökull, Hellnar, Arnarstapi, Kirkjufel, Hraunfossar, Barnafoss, Hruni, Gullfoss Falls, Geysir, Laugarvatn Fontana
The Philippines – Manila, Lio, El Nido, Matinloc, Secret Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, Nacpan Beach, Puerto Princesa
Australia – Brisbane, Redcliffe, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore

2018

USA – Orlando

Upcoming Trips

USA – Cabo, Joshua Tree, Alaska, Phoenix, Sedona

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