Favorite Travel Pictures From 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

At the end of the year, I always like to go through my pictures and remember the places that we traveled to throughout the year.  So I put together a few of my favorite travel pictures from 2016.  If you want to follow along on all of our adventures, look for me on Instagram.

Grand Cayman (January)

These pictures were taken on 7 mile beach (the stretch known as Public Beach) during our cruise in January for my son's birthday.  This beach seems to always top the lists of the "Most Beautiful Beaches Around The World" articles.  The beach was very nice with the turquoise waters so clear you can see everything around you, and tons of sea glass along the shore line.  My son liked finding them all on the beach.  You can see him holding up a piece to show me in that last picture.  Headed to Grand Cayman on a cruise?  Check out my article before you go!

Montreal, Canada (June)

The top picture is of the gorgeous Notre Dame Basilica.  This place is even  more amazing in person.  The attention to detail in the entire building is breathtaking.  Every where you turn there is something to marvel at.  What I loved most about Montreal though, was there green spaces.  The nature there is beautiful.  If you have the chance go to Parc du Mont Royal.  Even though you're in the middle of the city, it'll feel like you're miles away...which at the time, was just what I needed.

Niagara Falls, Canada (June)

I love the first picture of my son standing so close to the Falls, looking up at them.  Sometimes it's not so much the picture itself that you think is beautiful, but the memory of everything happening in that moment.  This is why I love to take so many pictures.  Sometimes my memory fails me, but when I see a picture, it takes me back in time to the exact moment and helps remind me of the sights, sounds, emotions, and words spoken in that moment.  For me, seeing my son in awe of being so close to such a powerful natural phenomenon is enough to put these pictures on my favorites for the year.  The others are pictures that I loved of the Falls.  We had a great time in Niagara...with the Hornblower cruise, the White Water walk (our favorite), and seeing the fireworks and light show above the falls at night time were magical moments for my family.

Watkins Glen, NY  (June)

Want to talk about magical moments??  Head to Watkins Glen in upstate New York.  Oh my gosh, this place is so beautiful. It really looks like it's out of a fairy tale. I grew up about an hour from here and never knew it existed!  It has over 823 steps (but there are breaks, so it's not as bad as it sounds) and 19 waterfalls.  The color of the trees and the water are really other worldly.  To avoid the crowds, come here early in the morning or during the school/work week.

Hilton Head Island, SC (December)

I decided to take some time out and really enjoy the city that I currently call home.  These are a couple of my favorite pictures of Hilton Head that I took this year.  No matter where your travels take you, it's always nice to appreciate home.  Especially when home looks like this :)

Well that wraps up my travel season for this year.  Follow along with us on Instagram to see where life takes us in 2017.  Hint:  You may see a lot of pictures of London and Scotland coming up!!

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