2017 Postcards from Amanda

 Said goodbye to 2017 in India!

Said goodbye to 2017 in India!

How is it 2018 already? It seems like just yesterday that I was celebrating the start of 2017 in Havana, Cuba. In this post, I'm sharing my highlights of 2017 in postcard form. Thank you for following along and supporting Morgan and I as we create this blog. From day one, our goal has been to share our adventures and inspire you to see the world. I look forward to sharing more of my travels with you in 2018!

xxA

 Half Dome views from North Dome in Yosemite National Park.

Half Dome views from North Dome in Yosemite National Park.

2018 Bucket List

>Eat tacos in Mexico City

>Plan a trip to Paris

>See more of Central California

>Travel to Canada for the first time

>Visit Morgan in New York

2017 Fun Stats

>Visited 3 countries in Asia

>Visited 2 National Parks

>Stayed in 15 Airbnb Listings

>Celebrated my 1 year anniversary with my dog...and my boyfriend :)

>Turned 30 years old!

 

 Cruisin' the streets of Havana Cuba in a vintage car.

Cruisin' the streets of Havana Cuba in a vintage car.

January

Spent a weekend in Monterey, California and visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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February

Took ski lessons in Vail, Colorado. I'll be going back again this year for President's Day weekend. 

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MARCH

Hiked the Great Wall of China. The views were incredible!

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APRIL

Caught the last of the Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan. I explored the temples of Kyoto, made deer friends in Nara and ate sushi in Tokyo

 Nara, Japan

Nara, Japan

Visited Santa Monica, my boyfriend’s hometown, for a friend’s wedding. I saw the canals in Venice, California for the first time! 

 My first time in Venice, California!

My first time in Venice, California!

Spend a weekend camping in Pinnacles National Park

 Gorgeous views during a hike in Pinnacles National Park.

Gorgeous views during a hike in Pinnacles National Park.

MAY

Alamo Square park re-opened! This is my favorite park in San Francisco and it was closed for over a year for renovations. My dog, Max, and I go almost every day.

 My favorite park in San Francisco, Alamo Square.

My favorite park in San Francisco, Alamo Square.

June 

Ate all of the BBQ in Austin, Texas on a reunion trip with my best friend from high school, Aimee. 

 The famous "I love you so much" sign in Austin, Texas. 

The famous "I love you so much" sign in Austin, Texas. 

July

Drank wine in Paso Robles, California for my friend Ashley's 30th birthday. 

 Ash & I at a winery in Paso Robles. 

Ash & I at a winery in Paso Robles. 

Walked the High Line and finally curbed my craving for a New York bagel. 

 Rooftop views in New York City. 

Rooftop views in New York City. 

August

Road-tripped down Highway 1 to Santa Cruz with two of my best friends. 

 Davenport Pier Ruins off Highway 1. 

Davenport Pier Ruins off Highway 1. 

September

Climbed North Dome to get a perfect view of half dome in Yosemite National Park. I hiked 12 miles but it was worth the view.

 The Yosemite views.

The Yosemite views.

October

My little sister, Vikki, came to visit San Francisco. We spent a day at the Ferry Building and drank gin martinis at my favorite Jazz bar, Club Deluxe.

 My sister and I at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, California.

My sister and I at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, California.

Drove to Half Moon Bay to visit Arata’s Pumpkin Patch. 

 They were too heavy to carry!

They were too heavy to carry!

Swam in a pool of sprinkles at the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco.

 Dreams do come true!

Dreams do come true!

November

Took a weekend trip to Palm Springs, California with a group of friends. We stayed in a gorgeous Airbnb and drove to Salvation Mountain for a day trip. 

 Climbing Salvation Mountain.

Climbing Salvation Mountain.

Celebrated Thanksgiving in Santa Monica, California. 

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December

Celebrated my one year anniversary with my boyfriend. We escaped to Aptos, California for a weekend in Airbnb’s #1 listing, the Mushroom Dome

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Turned 30 and celebrated in San Francisco with a few of my favorite people.

 My birthday is December 18th!

My birthday is December 18th!

Flew across the world to finish off the year in India. Blog posts coming soon! 

 Watching the sunrise at the Taj Mahal on Christmas morning was an experience I will never forget.

Watching the sunrise at the Taj Mahal on Christmas morning was an experience I will never forget.

 

What did you accomplish in 2017? 

What are you bucket list items for 2018?

Comment below!