Once again, I’m grateful to be hitting “pause” at the end of the year to look back and take stock of all the places I visited for work and fun.
In 2018, I traveled frequently, didn’t write much, and in all honesty, didn’t bring in much income from this site as a result.
In 2019, I tried to take fewer trips, travel shorter distances, and allow myself more time to write and do the behind-the-scenes admin work involved to earn a living as a travel blogger.
Aside from kicking the year off in Colombia and a fall trip to Scandinavia, I visited (and re-visited) cities in North America.
Since the mid-2000s, when I planned my trip around the world, the idea was always to leave the US for last as it’d take the least effort to explore.
This approach has worked well. There’s something to be said for traveling far and wide while you’re young and in your physical prime.
Since entering my forties and moving back to the US, the motivation to go…