Top 10 Moments of 2018

I can’t believe that it is already the end of 2018! 2018 has been such a great year for the blog in terms of content, partnerships, travel and more. But all of this would not have been possible without you guys – so thank you so much for all the love and support! I love what I do and it gives me so much joy creating content for you guys. My blog has also turned 5 years this December, I can’t believe I started my little corner on the internet as a hobby 5 years ago and today it is my full time career. I am eternally grateful for my biggest supporter and blog partner – my husband Anush, all the amazing opportunities, brands I have worked with and of course my amazing followers. To celebrate this last day of 2018, I wanted to share my top 10 moments of 2018! Also stay tuned for a recap video at the end of the post.

1 ) Rebranding from Cuppajyo to Jyo Shankar ! Its been a year under my new namesake brand and its been incredible so far, read more about my rebrand here.

 

2 ) Spending my birthday on a private island in the Yasawa islands in Fiji. Read more about my travel guide to Fiji here.

 

3 ) Kopari is my fave skincare brands and being a face on the Kopari Skincare Campaign was a dream come true ; ps – if you see the Kopari face cream page you would still see a familar face!

 

4 ) Being a part of the Solkissed 2019 swimwear catalog shoot. It was such a wonderful opportunity to travel to Hawaii and be a part of the Solkissed catalog shoot. When I saw my face on the catalogs for the brand at Swim Week, the feeling was so surreal!

 

5 ) Crossing off Santorini off my bucket list! As cliched as Greece has become as a destination, I am still so so thankful I got to island hop in the cyclades and visit the country that was probably in the top 3 of my bucket list. You can read my travel guides to Mykonos, Paros and Santorini if you are ever planning a trip to this blue and white heaven.

 

6 ) Chasing waterfalls and river rafting in Jamaica was so memorable. Rafting down the Martha Brae river was something I had always wanted to do and the experience totally lived up to my expectation and more. Catch my full travel guide to Jamaica here.

 

7 ) This year I had the opportunity to work with many dream brands, but my most memorable one has got to be being a brand Ambassador for Reebok for Q3 this year! Read all my posts with Reebok here.

 

8 ) My biggest pinch me moment this year was without a doubt visiting Petra in Jordan. It was beyond magical and outerwordly in every way ! Jordan was one of the exotic destinations I have visited. From travelling back in time in Petra, to Martian tent glamping in Wadi Rum to floating in the Dead Sea and slot canyoning in Wadi Mujib – every experience is something Anush and I truly cherish so deeply. Read more about my travel guide to Jordan here.

 

9 ) Chasing cenotes, beaches and waterfalls in the Dominican Republic. Read more about my travel guide to DR here.

 

10 ) Being published in 2 books this year was something I would have never imagined. The first was LIKETOKNOW.IT Stories from the Influencer Next Door where I have my own 2 page spread sharing my some details from my entrepreneurial journey and and the second one was Pigs of Paradise which has a photo from our visit to Pig Island in the Exumas, Bahamas.

 

I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us! Thank so much for all the support and love once again. Leaving you with this Best of 2018 Travel video with snippets from all our travels over this year.

Cheers to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019 to all of us! Lots of love xoxo

Jyo

 

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