Today’s topic is travel. I’ll reflect on the travel I covered on the blog in 2016 and also give you a little sneak peek into my travel plans for 2017. Do you have somewhere you would like to go? Oh, and today is giveaway #4 and another subscriber spotlight.
Travel is one of the verticals on the blog that I would like to expand. If you haven’t been with me as a subscriber very long you might not know that I’m half German. My mother is German and from Oberammergau which is a small town in the Bavarian Alps. That’s why I chose the picture of Schloss Neuschwanstein as my lead photo. Did you know that this is the castle Walt Disney modeled Cinderella’s castle after? I’ve visited this castle before as well as some of King Ludwig’s other castles. They are magical and I hope to return this year.
2017 travel plans will include a trip to Guatemala (our daughter is doing some volunteer work at an orphanage this spring), Chicago, Germany, L.A. and hopefully much more. I’ll also probably head back to New York for NYFW. I’ll be sure to do some travel logs on the blog. Here are some of my 2016 travel blog posts. Click the destination and the full post will pull up for you.
A day in Denton – Exploring your college town
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Today’s subscriber spotlight comes from Kris who lives in Seattle, Washington. She writes “Tanya is the girlfriend you talk to each morning over Starbucks to get the latest on fashion, fun stuff, beauty, how to entertain. I started reading her after running across a mention of her on YouTube of all things. Love her to pieces I just wish I’d crossed paths with her when I lived in the Big D 10 years ago.”
I’ve never met Kris but I’m grateful she found my blog through YouTube. She leaves lots of comments and asks questions that I try to quickly respond to. I love hearing from my readers because it makes it feel like a two way conversation. Thank you Kris!
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One place i’ve always wanted to visit is Australia.
Dubai is one of the top places on my list of places to go if I can ever afford it someday. I’m from Seattle and dream of magical places to escape the fast paced life here!
Spain! Greece, Iceland, Germany…. List goes on and on! What fun to gain cultural experience.
My husband and I will go to Australia in a year or two when he is retired.
I’d love to go to the Galapagos Islands!
I want to travel London, UK my dream city/country!! <3
I would love to travel to Thailand! I went there with my parents as a kid and loved every moment of it back then.
Every time you blog about a place you’re in…I want to go to there! Even Dallas…and I LIVE there!
I want to go to Belize.
I would like to travel to Italy
I would love to see Scotland.
Hawaii, Australia, Dubrovni, Russia…too many to list!!!
Hoping, wishing for a return visit to Paris!
Definently going to Kauai in 2017.
Australia is at the top of my bucket list!
I would love to go to Bora Bora
Greece is where my mind always wanders to when I think of traveling!
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I would love to travel to Italy!!
I want to go to Thailand!
I would love to spend some time exploring New Zealand.
One place I’ve always wanted to visit is Ireland! Also England and Scotland would be lovely places to visit as well!
I’d love to see Canada . happy new year
Ive always wanted to see Canada . happy new year
Would love to go to Yellowstone
There are so many places I have yet to travel to. One place is the southern Carribean. Thanks so much.
I would like to travel to New Zealand.
I f I could go anywhere my first choice would be Bora Bora and the second choice would be the Cayman Islands.
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Portugal and Spain are on my list for next big trips! Thanks for the giveaway!
Santorini Greece, St Lucia, Hawaii, & Thailand are still on my travel bucket list!!
I am dying to go to Germany! That’s my next Europe trip!
I would love to go to Paris! We have traveled within Asia and the Americas but have not done too much in Europe. Hope to check out Paris, London and Rome in the next couple of years! Crossing my fingers and toes… 🙂
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I would love to visit Paris!
Top of my bucket list is Iceland!
I would love to go to New Zealand.
I would love to travel to Australia
The one place I would just love to go to is Hawaii! I’ve seen several pictures of Hawaii, and it looks absolutely beautiful!
I would love to be able to go to Greece!
I have always wanted to go to Scotland! 🙂
Ohhhh I so want to go to Germany one day.
I’ve travelled to many countries but the one I would love to visit the most is Ireland.
I would love to go to Alaska with my husband.
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My travel locations always include water and a beach close by.
How lovely your “Cinderella’s Castle” is.
i’d love to go to thailand
i would love to go to bermuda
I want to go to Japan
Wow, this is so awesome. I haven’t traveled many places yet. I have only traveled to Puerto Rico and Las Vegas. I would absolutely one day love to go to Greece and Italy!
Oh man, I have a huge “want to travel” list. I went to Paris once and absolutely fell in love with it, so I’m dying to go back. I’ve also always wanted to visit New Zealand because it looks beautiful there, and London, and Italy, and Greece!
I would love to visit France and Scotland!
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I still have the desire to travel to Paris. I am also kind of scared to travel to another country.
I have always wanted to see the Taj Mahal
I would so love to go to Bora Bora. I love summer, I love the beach and the sea,…
I want to get to one of the South Pacific Islands. I think Bora Bora might be the one at the top of my list.
I want to travel to Paris so bad I have wanted to go there since I was a little girl maybe my dream will come true one day I can only hope
Lots of places I still want to travel to–Greece, New Zealand, all of the ski areas out west……..
I want to travel to Scotland and Ireland since my ancestors are from both!
Oh there are SO many places I want to visit!! Paris has been #1 on my list forever!
I would love to travel to Greece!
I would really love to travel across the US in an RV. That is a dream. In the meantime I’d love to visit Ireland.
I’ve always wanted to go to Bali. I have such a romantic image of it in my mind- staying in a hut over the water and swimming all day.
My brain is stuck on warm destinations right now. I’d love a trip to St. Bart, Easter Island or Monterey, California this year!
I really want to travel to southeastern Asia–Thailand would be awesome!
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First of all: your new photo is gorgeous! Woo-hoo! Second of all: this was a very heart-warming post. Third of all: yes, our lives would be so dismal and boring without all our electronic gadgets!
I have always wanted to go to Germany
Peru, specifically Machu Picchu has been on my travel bucket list ad long as I can remember along with Easter Island. I love ancient rundi, history and mystery.
I would still love to travel to Portugal!
I would LOVE to travel to Italy!
My best friend moved to the island country of Mauritius, and I haven’t seen her in 4 years. 🙁 She now has two children that I haven’t gotten to hold yet….
I want to see the Balkans. I have friends from there.
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I would like to travel to Norway, where my Father was born.
I would love to go to Hawaii someday. I have always wanted to go there.
I want to go to iceland!
I’ve always wanted to go to Machu Picchu and explore the surrounding area.
I want to go to New York!
Traveling always helps me clear my mind and change my perspective on life a little bit (especially life/work balance)
One place we want to plan a trip to is Ireland. Now that our girls are getting older I think we would really enjoy going as a family!
i want to go to swiss alps in switerland because so pretty.
I would just love to visit Grenada! Thanks!
I would love to visit the Grand Canyon.
i would love to go to dubai.
I would love to travel to Ireland, looks amazing !
I’ve never been to Ireland and I’d love to go there!
I would absolutely love to visit Iceland, Hawaii, Chile, and/or Mexico!
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I’d love to travel to Italy.
There’s many places but a couple of the top ones are Costa Rica and a cruise to Alaska.
I would love to travel to Austrailia
There’s so much history in Europe I would love to be able to spend a summer and backpack across Europe!
I really want to go to Iceland!
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I’d love to visit Ireland someday.
I would love to visit Ireland. I taught World Geography for 5 years at the high school level and I really enjoyed studying the area. I have ancestry from there as well.
I would love to travel to New Zealand.
My dream destination is Hawaii
i would love to travel to dubai
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There are so many places I want to see, but seeing the Northern Lights is on my bucket list
I would love to travel to Italy 🙂 So beautiful!
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I want to travel to Peru before I die!
would love to go to the Bahamas
I want to travel to Alaska.
what a nice place to visit: I want to travel to that place as well , i’ll take note on my wishlist.
my wish list travel…. bavarian castles
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