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This past year had both the family and myself doing a bit of travel. I am looking forward to more this year, starting with a trip to Vegas for conferences related to my blogging. I’ll also be going to Chicago and (God willing) Walt Disney World with the family for our first ever family vacation to Orlando. (And it will be the first time we’ve traveled somewhere as a family that wasn’t to visit more family members!) I’m hoping for plenty of time spent as a family around Alaska and maybe a trip for just my husband and I.
This gal has the travel bug, a passport and a new suitcase to go places! You, dear reader, benefit from the travel posts I share which I hope both broaden your world and provide ideas for your own adventures.
Our BIG trip this past year was taking the RV from Alaska to visit family members in New York, Maryland, and and Ohio before driving it all back. You can see some of our adventure in the post Simple Hacks for the Best Road Trip Ever.
I have a gazillion photos in need of editing to share more of our journey and hope to be doing that over the next few months while the RV sits in our back drive stored for the winter. Honestly, you could say that month on the road was EPIC with many sights to see. To top it off, I still have photos from when we bought the RV and drove from Louisiana to Maryland, New York, and Ohio before making our first trip on the Al-Can through Canada to Alaska.
While hubby and the boys visited family in New York, I hopped on a plane to New Orleans for my first ever blogging conference, iRetreat. It felt a bit strange to be back ‘home’ while my parents were at their summer home in Maryland. It was a blast to visit the French Quarter as a tourist, staying at the Hotel Mazarin just a block off Bourbon Street.
I learned a TON while there and met a few bloggers I’d known online for years and several who I’d never met until then.
For someone considering a blog conference, this is one I’d highly recommend for being small enough to not feel lost AND full of informative sessions to help you grow as a blogger. I also enjoyed a day with my sister and niece, including a visit to The English Tea Room in Covington, Louisiana. We took time to walk around the neighborhood with darling shops and plenty of art. (That post is in the works, too!) Before we hopped into the RV for the epic trip, most of the family did an overnight trip to Gold Mint Trail in the Hatcher’s Pass State Park in the Mat- Su Valley north of Anchorage. This was parking lot camping with a view and relatively peaceful. My other blog related trip was this past October for Type A Parent. Aside from the very long plane trip, I had a phenomenal time. There were some bloggers I had met at iRetreat, some I had known online for years, and some who were new to me. We were in the Buckhead area of Atlanta and I did not have extra time before or after to do any sightseeing, which is a shame. I certainly hope to do more of that at the Type A events I attend this year! I hope that the next few months allow me to also share other Alaska trips made in the past 2 years including a weekends in Valdez, Anchor Point, Homer, Seward, and Russian Lakes National Park on the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska has so much to see and I am thrilled that we have the ability to experience it as a family. In the meantime, you can check out all of our adventures around Alaska which have been shared.
#camping can be #fun, especially in #Alaska #RussianRiverCampgrounds were awesome. #AlaskanLiving #capturinglifelaughterlove #outdoors A photo posted by Laura (@lauraoinak) on
Did you do any traveling during 2015?
What was your favorite place to visit this past year?