2017 has been a pretty good travel year so far, and the year is only half over! Today I am going to take a quick look back at the past six months, and later this week we will do a sneak peak of the exciting travel I have coming up in the second half of the year!
January – Bay Area; Detroit and Chicago
While not the best time of year to visit (how you know it was a work trip), my first visit to Detroit did not disappoint, and ANY chance to be in Chicago is a good one, even if it was so cold I felt like my face was going to freeze off!
A good reward for dealing with the cold from the last trip, my family and I spent a week on the Kona coast of the Big Island. Highlights were a trip to the green sand beach, and the magnificent sunsets nearly every night.
Another trip for work to a couple of awesome places. Phoenix includes seeing my best friends, and Atlanta is always a good time, full of culture and amazing food. On this trip, I saw the MLK Center and walked through the Oakland Cemetery – I will write about both sometime soon.
Back to Detroit, but for spring – beautiful weather and flowering trees all over the city. I also made a short trip to Belle Isle to visit the conservatory there, and won some money playing poker in Greek Town!
This trip will always be special to me since it was the first I wrote up here on the blog. I visited Memphis, Arkansas, and Mississippi, and conducted my first Royal Tour interview with John Vergos of Rendezvous! It was a beautiful part of the country, and one I am glad to have shared with you.
To put my travel another way, here is my flight diary from the first half of the year.
I am truly blessed to have done each of these trips – yes, even the work ones – and look forward to sharing more exciting destinations with you in the second half of the year!!
7 thoughts on “First Half 2017: Looking Back”
Wow! that is really cool! you have travelled a lot! While travelling you also have some time for yourself?
Even when I go for work I try to give myself at least half a day to do something fun. That way even work travel becomes personal travel!
Memphis is a music fan’s dream. One of my favorite southern cities.
Looks like a great first half of the year! I never think of Detroit as a big travel destination, but it looks like you had fun there.
It was never on my list, but is actually a nice place with some pretty incredible museums and parks.
February in Hawaii is definitely my favorite we try and go every year for my husband’s birthday it’s magical and perfect weather