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My Year in Review: The Outcome of my 2018 New Year Resolution

By the end of 2018, I only succeeded in making 11 journeys. Many were relatively short and others took me further than I had ever dreamed I'd go.

A little over a year ago, I made a New Year resolution (discussed in a post that can be read here) that I would succeed in taking twelve trips in one year. Well, 2018 has come to an end, and … I failed.

By the end of 2018, I only succeeded in making 11 journeys. Many were relatively short and others took me further than I had ever dreamed I’d go. Obviously, in this case, failure is relevant as 2018 was definitely anything but that and was a year filled with some of the most memorable and adrenaline-inducing memories.

So where in the world did 2018 take me?

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (January 2018)

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Read More about this trip:
A Winter Weekend in Gettysburg
The Haunted Orphanage of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ft. Jennie Wade House

Iceland (February 2018)

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Read more about this trip:
6 Days in Iceland: A Self-Drive Itinerary
The 5 Best Restaurants I Ate At In Iceland

Boston, Massachusetts (March 2018)

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Read more about this trip:
How to Spend St.Paddy’s Day Weekend in Boston, Massachusetts

Southampton, New York (April 2018)

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Read more about this trip:
Wining in Southampton: Paumanok Vineyards & Jamesport Vineyards

Chicago, Illinois (May 2018)

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Read more about this trip:
How to Experience Chicago in Two Days
A Review of Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel

Providence, Rhode Island / Newport, Massachusetts (July 2018)

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Walt Disney World – Orlando, Florida (August 2018)

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Read more about this trip:
Dole Whip Alternatives At Walt Disney World

Niagara, Canada / Watkins Glen, NY (September 2018)

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The United Arab Emirates (September 2018)

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Read more about this trip:
What to Do When Visiting Ras Al Khaimah


Baltimore, Maryland (December 2018)

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Woodstock, Vermont (December 2018)

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Despite coming up one trip short of my set goal, 2018 definitely did not leave me short of experiences. I saw one of my favorite Irish rock bands at the House of Blues, ended up on an entirely unplanned, last-minute trip to a country I didn’t plan to get to anytime soon, spent time with my family at the “most happiest place on earth” and one of our favorite places, and rang in my 25th birthday with a few beers and my closest friends in a secluded cabin under the northern lights.

I’d like to thank all the three day weekends and my boss who let me occasionally leave a couple of hours early to catch a flight. And I’d like to apologize to my professor whose online class I fell asleep halfway through due to the five-hour time difference while I was in Iceland.

I’ll probably have to slow down a bit for 2019, but I’m pretty sure 2018 provided me enough experiences to last me a lifetime – or at least until I have enough time for a vacation.

1 comment on “My Year in Review: The Outcome of my 2018 New Year Resolution

  1. Oh 11 is so close and you’ve been to some really awesome places, like Iceland and UAE! They’re on my list still 😀 I don’t think it is a failure at all, you did great!

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