Tag: 2013

As I tidy up my desk and my desktop for the end of the year, I always get distracted by the files of photos and can’t help dipping in and reliving some of my trips from the last year. Being something of a photo-taking obsessive, there’s always a lot of them – way more than I can ever use on the blog. So it’s become a bit of an annual tradition for me to share the ‘best of the rest’ of the year’s photos (here are my choices from 2012 and 2011).
2013 has been a bit of a rollercoaster for me. There have been some big travel highs – like road-tripping around the southwest USA’s National Parks, a girly weekend of port tasting and gossip in Porto, family trips to the Algarve with my family and Montenegro with my husband’s, and then finally seeing Paris looking beautiful at Christmas. The year’s biggest high wasn’t a travel one though, but my wedding in September.
My 2012 might have featured a bit more work than travel, but I hope to switch that back around this year. After buying a house last year, this year is going to be another expensive one (more on that below) but I still have plenty of travel plans in the pipeline. I managed to tick off two of my top-five travel wish-list trips last year, but have topped the list back up again and am raring to go. And with two new countries visited last year, I’m hoping to continue the trend into 2013, with trips to at least four new countries lined up and hopefully more to come. 


A Big 5 Safari in Kruger National Park

We rounded a corner and there in the road essentially right in front of us were the painted forms of a pack of wild…