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My 2015 travel highlights (vlog)

As 2015 draws to a close, so does an epic year of travel: I journeyed to 22 countries on 4 continents over the span of 11.5 months!

And before you ask, I’ll answer: yes, yes, ’tis true– for about half the year I was on sabbatical from my job teaching high school English (which already gives me loads of days off), so I had the free time to gallivant across borders and hemispheres at my leisure.

As for how I afforded all this travel on a teacher’s salary, I employed (as always) a number of money-saving techniques, lifestyle changes, and strategies that I’ve outlined in this vintage blog post.

It’s also important to note that, as a healthy, able-bodied person with zero debt and no dependents, I am fortunate to be in a position to make travel a priority in the first place.

I don’t take this privilege for granted in the least.

So, without any further ado, here is a video chronicling my jaunt around the world. I am blessed to have seen some amazing things; I am even more grateful to have shared these adventures with some amazing people. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store!

No matter how much I’ve seen and experienced, the world’s beauty continues to excite me and stoke the flames of my wanderlust, so I hope that this video inspires you to see more of it for yourself!

Where did your travels take you this year? Β And where would you like to goΒ in 2016?

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9 Comments

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    Latisha Lee
    December 16, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Awesome. A weatlh of experiences and memories.

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      Oneika
      December 18, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you!

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    Amarachi
    December 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    So many memories packed into a 3min+ video. Amazing!

    This year, I visited a few countries in Europe, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain and Italy. Currently in India. Next year, I plan to visit Brazil and Tanzania. at least, those two I’m almost certain of!

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    Laura
    December 21, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Great video! Had a pretty good travel year as well, visiting 25 countries in 2015. πŸ˜€

    These ones were new to me: United Arab Emirates, Oman, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Micronesia, Palau, Costa Rica, Panama, South Africa, Namibia, Montenegro, San Marino, Vatican City, Malta, Peru & Morocco

    And these the good old familiar ones: Thailand, Netherlands, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Norway & Italy.

    We shall see what 2016 will bring! πŸ™‚

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    Knowledge.Insead.Edu
    January 2, 2016 at 12:21 am

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    Tausha
    January 6, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Wow, you traveled a lot in 2015! Love the video and M.I.A. soundtrack!

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    Beverly Chandran
    January 17, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Nothing like livin you life like it is golden! May 2016 be as much fun….

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    Denise
    January 21, 2016 at 10:39 am

    wow thank you for sharing your beautiful fantastic journey it is inspired me to continue my travels I had to put some things on hold raising my kids now I have grandkids I am now retired living on a fixed income however I’m not going to let that stop me you were inspirational fantastic thank you for sharing

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