It is hard to believe that TravelDestinationBucketList has been going strong for 1 year now! Thanks for all the comments, feedback and emails – it has been great getting to know you, and sharing travel stories and experiences! I have learned so much from you and hope I have helped to inspire your next dream trip or quiet getaway!
I have received the distinction of Freshly Pressed twice in my first year – the first for Stingray City – Antiuga, and the second for Cycling Across Canada: Back on track. These 2 posts rank the highest in popularity over my first year. Swimming with the stingrays is an experience I won’t soon forget – these gentle sea creatures were amazing. The people of Stringray City dispelled the myths and fears associated with the rays and made a fantastic afternoon, swimming and feeding the stingrays.
Of all my trips, travels and experiences, cycling across Canada is the one to which I am most proud – the adventure was solo and I met so many wonderful people along the way who made the journey epic and something I will never forget! The journey was over 6,000kms, taking me 2 1/2 months. There were hardships and challenges, but these were outweighed by random acts of kindness and generosity as I pedalled coast to coast! If you want to see the entire series – it starts with this post: Cycling Across Canada.
Love Locks Prague ranks as my 3rd most visited page – I think that it is so romantic that so many people have taken to declaring their love through love locks, in Prague and throughout the world! I look forward to bringing you more Love Locks from my travels as I find them!
Not surprising, my hotel review of the Grand Palladium in Montego Bay Jamaica also ranks in the top 5 – who doesn’t dream of a winter escape, especially when living in the northern climes where snow and freezing temperatures have palm trees and rum punch dancing in our heads! I have been back to the Grand Palladium more than once – it really is a perfect getaway from the cold Canadian winters!
Live the photo: Lac La Peche rounds out the top 5. Love the photo – going back to childhood summer fun…..puts a smile on my face.
I have come along way since my first post: Have Passport, Must Travel, where it all started on August 23, 2011.
Thank you for helping to make Travel Destination Bucket List what it is today. Thank you for all the comments and messages, for sharing with others through Facebook and Twitter. So many of you have inspired me, introduced me to new destinations and have helped me to grow. I have met so many wonderful people through the blogosphere and look forward to the next year!
Over the past year, I have received many nominations for blog awards. I am honoured and would like to thank the following blogs for their nominations:
Sunshine Award: FaithRises
Seven x Seven Link Award: CeesLifePhotographyBlog
Commenter Award: FaithRises
What about you – do you have a favourite post? What countries are on your travel bucket list?
Right now, I am travelling around Croatia – Hope you can pop by for more photos from the road!