On January 6th 2013, I posted “Here I Come 2013!”. It consisted of my travel hopes and plans for the year. It was kinda like a New Years Resolutions for travel.
And what’s more fun than revisiting all the things you said you were going to do? Probably a lot of things. But this is still something fun to do. So, let’s see if I actually went through with the things I said at the beginning of the year.
It’s time for the 2013 reflections!
This was a big check! I did go to Morocco. Though, considering I wrote that post in January and took off in February, I had my trip to Morocco already pinned down. No surprised this actually happened. It was a fabulous 7 days that included Jemaa el Fna, beautiful gardens, and lots of Morocco adventure! There was also that attempt to see London in a day thing I did attached to this trip.
This somewhat happened. I explored a lot of Toronto in the last year. This year was my first time visiting the historical sites in Toronto and wrote reviews for some of my favourite spots. I even broke out from Toronto too. I went camping in Southern Ontario, visited my beloved Sand Hills again, and realized that small towns aren’t that bad. I still need to venture out to actually say I’ve seen my home country, but this was a start.
I DID graduate university in the spring, but didn’t take any kind of post-grad travel. I realized that I was just way too broke to take any trip to Central/South America like I wanted to. It sucks when finances get in the way of travel but really, I should have realized I wouldn’t have any money after university. All the money I had when into trying to stay afloat while in school. I’m still planning on taking a backpacking trip through Central America but when it will happen, who knows.
Well, I’m still in Canada. There is currently no visa being processed for me to move to New Zealand like I had hoped. Though I am moving come January! I got a job in Kitchener-Waterloo and will be moving out of Toronto so I’m closer to work. I have to say this is actually a step closer to my plans of moving to New Zealand though. Moving to Kitchener-Waterloo means I’m working, which means making money, which means saving money that will be used to buy my plane ticket out of Canada. Huzzah!
So I got to do some of the things I planned, didn’t get a chance to do others, and I got to do a few things that I didn’t see coming. One of the highlights of my whole year let alone my highlight of travel was attending my first TBEX. I had heard of TBEX before but I wasn’t planning on attending. Last minute fellow travel bloggers persuaded me to go and it was the most amazing weekend I’ve had in a long time.
So, my year of travel didn’t end up exactly as I had hoped. But I still think it turned out well.
Stay tuned to my next post to see what my plans are for 2014.
P.S. All the photos used in this post is from my Instagram account: @heymeggiekay. Make sure you’re following me for awesome photos.