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A 2011 Wrap-Up, and Looking Forward to 2012!

I know I say this at the end of every year, but I can’t believe that 2011 has already come to a close.

Looking back: 2011

I didn’t travel much at all in the second half of 2010 or first few months of 2011 since I got married in March and was in crazy wedding-planning mode for a while. But after getting married, we went on a lovely two-night mini-moon at Inn Above Onion Creek in Kyle, Texas.

In August, my husband and I went on our full honeymoon for a week and a half. We spent half of the trip in Seattle and the other half in Vancouver. Both cities were verdant, waterfront, lively, and full of delicious food. We also went to Whistler for a night.

In October, I went to a wedding in Savannah, Georgia. It was my first time there, and I loved the city’s Southern history and ornate architecture. Later that month, I went to Costa Rica for a week. I had several rainy days in Tamarindo before heading to Peace Retreat in Playa Negra (click the link to read my article about it at BootsnAll).

I also drove to Houston several times this year to see my wonderful family. Whether you’ve been a long-time reader or this is your first time here, thanks for reading Maiden Voyage this year and going on these journeys with me.

Looking forward: 2012

I started this blog in September 2009, and I will continue to pour my heart into it in 2012. While I would love to make a resolution to post more often, I know that’s just not realistic since I’m kept so busy with my day job as a writer and a few freelance writing gigs. Instead, I’ll do my best to keep focusing on quality vs. quantity. Please let me know if there are any changes you would like to see here, or any content you would like to read about.

My travel plans for this coming year are still very tentative, so I don’t have anything to share just yet. I hope 2012 brings you and me wonderful trips and plentiful joy. Happy New Year!

A generation 'y'er from Ireland, living his dreams and convincing you to do the same. Traveling through more than 90 countries around the world and showing no signs of slowing down