As I reflect on 2014 in its last few days, I am filled to the brim with gratitude. Just when I think I couldn’t possibly find a new adventure to top the last one, something wonderful comes along and blesses me with new photos and experiences all over again.
Here’s a very quick photo tour of some of my biggest 2014 highlights. There were some rough times this year, to be sure, but you wouldn’t know it from my photo stream. Enjoy!
St. Kitts with Jade & Kristin, my faves!
On the St. Kitts Railway
Read about my trip to St. Kitts here & here.
Universal Orlando Resort
I put on my PR hat at Universal Orlando Resort to launch the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley
Deb & Dave from The Planet D and Kristin from Camels & Chocolate at the opening of Diagon Alley
So excited to work with my sister over the summer at Universal Orlando!
Working with the E! team on the Live from the Red Carpet special
Opening day at Diagon Alley – a career highlight!
Carrie, Kristin & RaeRae and me at a media preview event inside Diagon Alley
You can read about my adventures in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter here & here.
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Rainy adventures at the Lodge at Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Bike riding on Little St. Simons
The beach on a cloudy day
You can read about my adventures on Little St. Simons here, here and here.
Denver to Seattle – The Ford Unminivan Road Trip
The best road trip ever with my brother & sister from Denver to Seattle
Jumping for joy with my siblings
Twin Buttes… get it?
Running from T-Rex in Idaho
Thanks to Ford for sending us on this wonderful trip! One of our best siblings experiences of all time!
We loved Wyoming & can’t wait to go back!
Read about our Ford sponsored adventure here, here, here and here. Check out our road trip video trailer on YouTube – super proud of this video! And here’s another video from the road – our rules for playing Yellow Car.
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
I attended a yoga retreat at Blue Osa in Costa Rica – what a relaxing week!
I skipped yoga one afternoon for a surf lesson – it was amazing!
I had the opportunity to release baby sea turtles into the ocean – unforgettable!
Worked out more than just my body in Costa Rica… the week of beach wandering and yoga was great for my mind!
Read about the Costa Rica adventure here and here. And watch my sea turtle release video on YouTube.
Cancun, Mexico – TBEX
Caught up with so many of my favorite bloggers and publicists at TBEX in Cancun!
Loving the Expedia party with Jessica P
New York, NY
Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise with a handsome fella
Visiting with the cutest little baby in New Jersey
Catching up with sorority sis, former roomie & lifelong friend Erin in Hoboken was a big highlight!
I just posted about my NYC visit here.
Greece (…and a few hours in Turkey)
Speaking at TBEX Athens was such a thrill!
After TBEX, I boarded the Louis Olympia for a cruise around the Aegean with some hilarious bloggers
A sunset visit to Santorini set everything right with the world
Onboard the Louis Olympia with our media group and the captain
It wasn’t just a visit to Greece… I spent a few hours in Ephesus, Turkey, too!
I wrote a little about my visit to Athens here. More to come soon!
Charleston, South Carolina
A quick weekend trip to Charleston for former Weber Shandwick colleague Erica’s wedding
My hot wedding date!
The White House Travel Blogger Summit – Washington, DC
Welcome to the White House
Vote for Angie Away in 2020!
The best time to tour the White House is Christmastime!
Angie Away & The Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown at the White House Travel Blogger Summit
I just wrote about my experiences at the White house here and here.
But wait, there’s more!
Most of my adventures take place away from home, but there were quite a few adventures at Angie Away basecamp, too.
Speaking at the Generation W conference in April
Downtown Jacksonville sunrise on the way to an early morning flight
Baking for Valentine’s Day
Orlando isn’t really basecamp, but I spent so much time there this year, it’s close enough! Here’s a shot of me with the family for RaeRae’s 21st
My bestie Lauren came to visit in October & we went to a casino night costume party… of course!
I packed and unpacked and packed and unpacked and packed and unpacked. Only one more trip this year…
I started the year in Jacksonville & I’ll end it here, too.
Just when I thought 2014’s adventures were finished, Carnival called… so I’m on a cruise in The Bahamas rounding out this year of wonderful experiences. I visited two new countries and four new states, returned to Greece, Turkey, Mexico and now The Bahamas for reprise visits and met some wonderful new friends along the way. I realized when looking through all my photos this year that being home part time and away part time really suits me… so I’m going to continue that pattern in 2015. More on that to come in my next Reflections from the Road post.
Thank you for reading & being a key part of my adventures. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without all your support, so thank you, merry Christmas, happy holidays and happy new year!