2014 Travel Year in Review

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

St. Kitts with Jade & Kristin, my faves!

St. Kitts with Jade & Kristin, my faves!

On the St. Kitts Railway

On the St. Kitts Railway

Read about my trip to St. Kitts here & here.

Universal Orlando Resort

Working with Universal Orlando Resort to launch the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

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

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!

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

Working with the E! team on the Live from the Red Carpet special

Opening day at Diagon Alley - a career highlight!

Opening day at Diagon Alley – a career highlight!

Carrie, Kristin & RaeRae and me at a media preview event inside Diagon Alley

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

Rainy adventures at the Lodge at Little St. Simons Island, Georgia

Bike riding on Little St. Simons

Bike riding on Little St. Simons

The beach on a cloudy day

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

The best road trip ever with my brother & sister from Denver to Seattle

Jumping for joy with my siblings

Jumping for joy with my siblings

Twin Buttes... get it?

Twin Buttes… get it?

Running from T-Rex in Idaho

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!

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!

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 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 skipped yoga one afternoon for a surf lesson – it was amazing!

I had the opportunity to release baby sea turtles into the ocean - unforgettable!

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!

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!

Caught up with so many of my favorite bloggers and publicists at TBEX in Cancun!

Loving the Expedia party with Jessica P

Loving the Expedia party with Jessica P

New York, NY

Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise with a handsome fella

Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise with a handsome fella

Visiting with the cutest little baby in New Jersey

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!

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!

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

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

A sunset visit to Santorini set everything right with the world

Onboard the Louis Olympia with our media group and the captain

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!

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

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A quick weekend trip to Charleston for former Weber Shandwick colleague Erica’s wedding

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My hot wedding date!

The White House Travel Blogger Summit – Washington, DC

Welcome to the White House

Welcome to the White House

Vote for Angie Away in 2020!

Vote for Angie Away in 2020!

The best time to tour the White House is Christmastime!

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

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.

Jacksonville, Florida

Speaking at the Generation W conference on social media behavior

Speaking at the Generation W conference in April

Downtown Jacksonville sunrise on the way to an early morning flight

Downtown Jacksonville sunrise on the way to an early morning flight

I moved!

I moved!

Baking for Valentine's Day

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

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!

My bestie Lauren came to visit in October & we went to a casino night costume party… of course!

I decorated and settled in to my new apartment

I decorated and settled in to my new apartment – read about it here. 

I packed and unpacked and packed and unpacked and packed and unpacked. Only one more trip this year...

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.

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!

xo

Angie

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  • December 31, 2014

    What an incredible year! Definitely jealous about the Diagon Alley opening!!
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  • December 31, 2014

    What a year it has been for you! I’ve loved following your journey and look forward to an amazing 2015 for you!
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  • January 02, 2015

    I’m happy 2014 included so many adventures with YOU! Where are we going together in 2015? =)

    (FYI, I’ll be in Orlando the week of June 22 with my family. Put it on your calendar, weeeee!)
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  • January 13, 2015

    I adore reading about all your destinations and experiences! You have a true love of what you do and it shows! And how lucky for us that you share it all with us! I was so excited that you came to/through Idaho! Even though I didn’t get to meet you, it was so great knowing you were here! I admire and envy you and can’t wait to see what 2015 holds in store!
    Tons of love from Idaho!
    Janelle

  • January 16, 2015

    Wow what a great year of travel, I’m jealous! We are off to Tulum next week so our 2015 is starting off right! Loved the storm chasing photo! Safe travels in 2015!
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  • January 28, 2015

    What a fantastic year! Love this post, the mostest inspiration! Congrats on your travel adventures xxx hope 2015 is epic as well <3
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