At first glance, 2011 was a bit of a tough travel year for me. Coming off of the epic-ness that was 2010 (A month backpacking around Australia and New Zealand?! Hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?!) it’s been difficult to have to grapple with a consistent lack of excess cash and time off in 2011. This has led to a year where I traveled the least since I’ve been out of college.
First, and foremost… 2011’s the year where I became a freelance travel writer! I started out the year as a finalist in Gadling’s search for their next travel blogger, then was published on the Huffington Post before becoming a regular contributor to Go! Girl Guides. Most recently, I’ve started to write posts for Travel Channel’s blog. This is all in addition to purchasing the domain “PackedSuitcase.com” and keeping my site stocked with fresh original and contributing content.
- Santa Barbara
- Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater (one of my 55 Places Bucket List destinations!)
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas for a glam Gaga-filled girlfriend getaway
- New York City
- West Palm Beach (three times!)
- Cancun, Mexico
- Dewey Beach (twice!)
- Shenandoah Valley during the peak fall foliage season