Looking Back at 2015

At a Glance:

  • Countries visited: 7
  • Cities visited: 18
  • Flights taken: 25

  • Train rides: 4
  • Road trips: 3

Highlights: 

  • Driving to the Keys from Miami, stunning scenery and a true sense of leaving the real world behind 
  • Visiting Europe again for the first time in 8 years
  • Going back to Napa with one of my best friends and starting the day with a sparkling wine flight on a hilltop winery
  • Staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam
  • Biking the grounds of Versailles and having a picnic on the Grand Canal
  • Going home for Thanksgiving for the first time in 6 years and doing a Turkey Trot with my mom and sister
  • Lounging in a geothermal hot spring in Iceland
  • Experiencing Disney’s Christmas decorations, so glad I was able to see The Osborne Lights the last year they’re on display

Best Meals:

  • Restaurant Week at Scarpetta 
  • Dole Whip float (first one!)
  • Oysters & rose at The Walrus and The Carpenter in Seattle
  • Everything we ate in New Orleans (BBQ shrimp, black truffle and parmesan cheese grits, fluffy beignets, fried green tomatoes)
  • Spiralized Italian pasta salad (made this one myself!)
  • Everything we ate at Borough Hall Market (cheese & olive bread, briny oysters, artisanal cider, licorice from around the world, soft salted caramels, etc.)
  • Banana ricotta pancakes in London
  • Apple pie in Amsterdam
  • Truffled brie and perfectly crunchy baguettes in Paris
  • Rabarbara liquor in Iceland

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Happy New Year y’all! The 2016 adventure begins, page 1 of 366.

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