Another year in the books. This year I slowed down a little on travel solely because I had a huge, bucket list trip planned for the end of the year to East Africa. Trips like that don’t come cheap, and I don’t have endless vacation days, so there was a lot of buildup all year for the trip of a lifetime.
Saying that, I still had a lot of fun adventures throughout 2019. Here’s a little throwback and review of some of those adventures.
January: Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario
I never usually visit Niagara in the winter, it’s most popular in the summer months. However, I was invited to visit for the Ice Wine Festival and I can never say no to a wine adventure. Visiting NOTL in the winter was actually a blast, it was less busy, and it was a unique way to see the vineyards during a different time of year!
February: Strathroy, Ontario
A fun little getaway I did with Middlesex County. My friend Asal and I headed to Strathroy, Ontario for a wintery getaway in February. We went snowshoeing, enjoyed the little town and all it had to offer, and the highlight was definitely visiting an alpaca farm where we got to WALK ALPACAS!!!!
My first trip to South America and I fell absolutely head over heels for Colombia. My friend Katy and I visited Medellin (and area), Cartagena, and San Andres, and from the beautiful beaches, to the incredible city, this country is so easy to fall in love with. I definitely cannot wait to return!
- How to Spend 8 Days in Colombia
- The Ultimate Guide to Medellin, Colombia
- A Day at Bendita Beach in the Rosario Islands, Colombia
- Highlights from Colombia
May: Prince Edward County, Ontario
A little girls getaway with my mom and sister to Prince Edward County is the perfect way to spend a spring weekend. I had never been to PEC before. Known as the second wine country of Ontario (next to Niagara), PEC was filled with small town charm and great wineries and breweries.
August: East Coast, Canada
A little Canadian getaway in the beautiful summer. In August I ventured to Halifax and Prince Edward Island in the East Coast of Canada. I had only spent time on the East Coast when I was a kid and it was fun to head there to really experience it. Amazing breweries, and seafood, and the perfect spot for a little getaway in my own country.
- How to Spend 2 Days in Halifax & Dartmouth
- Two Days in Prince Edward Island
- Brewery Tour of Halifax & Dartmouth
December: East Africa
Lastly, my bucket list adventure, and my 30th country before I was 30. East Africa was something I dreamed about for so many years, specifically, trekking to see the mountain gorillas in Uganda. It was so incredible to experience this trip with my best friend by my side, and through such a unique overland camping experience. Definitely one I will NEVER forget.
- Traveling with Intrepid Through East Africa
- Highlights of East Africa
- Rwanda: Past & Present
- Trekking with the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda
Cheers to another year of adventures! What were your greatest adventures of 2019?