2015 in Review

Tis the season to look back on the past year, the first full year of expat life and so much travel! 

January was when I started working (and therefore we didn’t travel much.  We’d spent the last two weeks of 2014 in America, and rung in the new year on a transatlantic flight. And no, in case you were wondering, American Airlines does not serve champagne at midnight. 

In February, we Traveled to Barcelona , which has been one of my favourite cities to date. The sagrada familia, stuffing ourselves with tapas and churros and the wide streets with beautiful architecture won me over. 

In March, we visited friends near Cambridge and explored the historic university, and took a pie making class in London. 

Our travels in April were to Belgium , where we drank too much delicious Belgian beer, learned about the EU and marveled at the beautiful city of Bruges. 

Continuing with the Low Countries, we visited Amsterdam  in May to see the tulips in bloom. It was amazing, and the city was beautiful and not what I expected. 

May also brought us to north Wales and Edinburgh. 

In June I traveled back to America for a friend’s wedding, and spent time in some of my favourite places in New England. It was a hectic trip, but so worth it. 

July brought us to Norway, where we visited Oslo, then traveled cross country on train and boat through the fjords to Flam and Bergen. I’ll never forget the beauty of the fjords and our terrible kayak steering skills. 

Norway 2015 190
Munich was our big adventure in August, and quickly became one of my favourite cities. The outdoor beer gardens and Bavarian food and history were a great combination. 

September brought us to Belfast and Northern Ireland.  The giants causeway was amazing, and the city of Belfast was a surprising and interesting city to visit. 

In October, multiple weddings brought us to the United States, and it was great to have over a week to spend with friends and family. Getting engaged was pretty epic as well. We followed that up with a week in Jamaica and some much needed relaxation. 

The World Series of darts in Glasgow was our November adventure and we even made it on the telly!

In December, a trip with Lucas’s family to London was in order!

It’s been a pretty fantastic 2015, and I’m looking forward to what adventures are in store for the year ahead! (See what we’ve got planned Here!)

Happy new year! Where did you travel to in 2015?


19 Comments Add yours

    1. Thanks! It certainly was an exciting one! Happy new year!

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  1. Trish says:

    Amazing adventures. I know we will be traveling with seasoned experts in April and can’t wait!happy new year

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    1. Ha. I wouldn’t call us experts but I can’t wait either!


  2. thegreyeye says:

    Happy new year Amanda, it has been a great travel year for you.. Hugs

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    1. Happy new year to you as well! You’ve had a pretty exciting year yourself! 🙂

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  3. What a spectacular year you have had! I wish I knew the secret that allowed you to travel so much! I would like to have some of that! Happy new year to you!

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    1. Thanks! Living abroad and a willingness to sacrifice sleep for crazy weekend adventures I think has been the key. Happy new year to you as well!

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      1. I know how that feels. It is always worth it! We can sleep when we are old!

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  4. AnnaJ says:

    Happy new year Amanda.
    To more, fun-filled travels in the coming year! 😊

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    1. Thanks! Happy new year to you as well!

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  5. Wow what an exciting year for you! The traveller in me is so jealous! Please check out my blog if you get a change and like, or pin if you like 🙂 Thank you!

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    1. Thanks! It’s been a pretty epic year!


  6. A great year for you. I would love to go back to Western Norway!

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    1. It was an awesome year! Western Norway was beautiful, where did you go?

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      1. I went by train Bergen to Oslo with a Myrdal to Flam stop off. Then went by train up to Trondheim and up to Narvik in the Arctic Circle. I wrote it up on my blog – Norway by Train. On my bucket list do once more!

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      2. Sounds like what we did but in reverse! (We went Oslo-Flam-Bergen). The fjords are epic! I hope you make it back.


  7. ldr13 says:

    Wow, you’ve done being an expat right! I’ve been here 3 years now (it’s flown) and while I’ve seen so many amazing sights in the UK the only place we’ve made it to in Europe so far was Italy. I definitely need to save up for some European sight seeing. Great photos 🙂


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