Highlights From a Year of Traveling and Blogging
A year ago today, as the clock struck midnight, I excitedly raced home to hit the official launch button on a little site called Mapping Megan. My goal was, that if I could create something which would inspire others to travel the world; create something which would eventually help fund my travels, it would be a dream come true. This was a three year goal. Never did I imagine I would achieve it all in one.
These past twelve months have been a phenomenal rollercoaster ride of traveling and blogging. I no longer speak one particular language, and adrenalin has become part of my daily life. I no longer have a physical address or place to call home, and my time is measured in little moments. All of my worldly possessions fit into my suitcase; I am technically homeless and unemployed.
Through our blog we have made a fantastic array of friends from all over the world. Through our blog we have been given extraordinary opportunities to travel the world. Through our blog I have managed to establish myself as a travel writer, and through our blog we have been fortunate enough to share our amazing journey with the rest of the world. What a year!
These last 12 months have completely changed my life, and I have been overwhelmed with the support, encouragement, and kind words from every single one of you. The last year has seen us travel extensively throughout the United States, and to Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Chile and Easter Island, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands!
We have partnered with some fantastic brands to bring you reviews on hotels and tours around the world, including Kimpton Hotels, the Mandarin Oriental, DoubleTree by Hilton, SADCars Iceland, Safari Quads Iceland, Arctic Adventures, and many more.
We have had our blog recognized by companies such as Viator and Lonely Planet, and have had our writing and photos featured on over 100 different travel blogs and websites. And best yet, through our blog we actually managed to make money while traveling the world.
To my family, my friends, and everyone who has visited over the last 12 months, I send an incredible thankyou. Click play below to join us for a year’s worth of highlights from traveling and blogging, and here’s to another great year to come!
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