2015: A Year of Adventure

Like many others during this time of year, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the past twelve months as 2016 is just around the corner. This year has been one filled with more adventures than I could have ever imagined, both in frequent flier miles and in personal growth.

One of the things I’m proudest of this year is starting From the Road I’m On. I’ve wanted to start a travel blog for some time, and 2015 gave me the time, inspiration, and guts to finally do it.

At the beginning of 2015, I felt lost in more ways than one. Not knowing which direction to take figuratively and literally, I turned to the one thing that I’ve always been able to rely on to ground me and give me perspective: travel.

In April of this year, I pulled the biggest travel writer cliché of all time and quit my job to hop on a plane to the other side of the world. I spent a month in Chile visiting one of my oldest and closest friends. I spent two weeks of my time there hiking around the breathtaking landscape at the end of the earth in Patagonia with my sister. I started to feel more refreshed and back to myself in four short weeks than I had in the past several years.

In May, I returned home to the States. Who says you can’t go home, right?

I spent the rest of the year split between on the road and taking in lots of time with family and loved ones. After this crazy year of travels, I am ready to start 2016 off with a grateful heart and eager eyes, ready to take on new challenges both personally and professionally.

To officially kick off the new year, I’m sharing some of my favorite sights from on the road in 2015:

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Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida

 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Santiago, Chile

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Nashville, Tennessee

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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Patagonia, Chile

Anddd that’s a wrap, 2015.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and adventure-filled 2016!

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