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2015 Travel Highlights

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Happy New Year, friends! It's hard to believe that 2016 is already upon us, and a part of me is sad to see 2015 go. Through all of the memories and misadventures, twenty-fifteen has been an incredible year of travel. Last year took me all over Europe, while this year allowed me to explore more of Spain. I've savored some of the most mouthwatering meals of my life, shared laughs with new friends on the road, showed old friends around my home in Madrid, and fallen deeper in love with the Spanish culture (and cuisine!).

Each place I visited captured my heart in a unique way. Seven countries, 25 cities and countless adventures later, it's safe to say that this year has been one of my best yet. Though it's impossible to pick favorites, here are some of my best travel memories of 2015!

Barcelona, Spain | 2015 Travel Highlights
Giving Barcelona a second chance

Valencia, Spain | 2015 Travel Highlights
Getting a taste of Valencia

Costa Adeje, Spain | 2015 Travel Highlights
Canary Island hopping in Puerto de la CruzCosta Adeje and Las Palmas

Canarian papas arrugadas | 2015 Travel Highlights
Living off papas arrugadas con mojo in the Canary Islands 

Santiago de Compostela, Spain | 2015 Travel Highlights
Getting drenched in Galicia

Lloret de Mar, Spain | 2015 Travel Highlights
Surviving my first TBEX conference in Costa Brava

Copenhagen, Denmark | 2015 Travel Highlights
Learning to love solo travel in Copenhagen

Pintxos in San Sebastián | 2015 Travel Highlights
Stuffing my face with gluten-free pintxos in San Sebastián

Mallorca, Spain | 2015 Travel Highlights
Being beach bums with my mom in Palma de Mallorca

Skydive Snohomish | 2015 Travel Highlights
Skydiving in Seattle for my 25th birthday

Porto, Portugal | 2015 Travel Highlights
Falling head over heels for Porto

Florence, Italy | 2015 Travel Highlights
Spending Thanksgiving weekend devouring pizza in Florence

Strasbourg, France | 2015 Travel Highlights
Enjoying Christmas markets and family time in Strasbourg and Heidelberg

Today I'm off to Seattle to ring in the new year with friends and family, and I couldn't be more excited to be home again. After a week in Washington, I'll be headed back to Madrid to finish my third (and final) year of teaching English in Spain. But I'll be going out with a bang, so stay tuned to see what adventures are in store for the new year! Bring it on, 2016!

Cheers to a 2016 that's just as epic!
What are your favorite travel memories from 2015?

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