Top 10 Travel Highlights of 2019

2019 was such an incredible year for travel and adventures –  am so beyond grateful for having the opportunity to visit many new countries, experience so many different cultures, try out some unique activities and more. Here are my Top 10 Travel Highlights of 2019 in the order of Jan to Dec 2019 and a travel recap video in the end :).

1 ) Press Trip to Nevis with the Four Seasons :

I started off my year with an incredible press trip to the Four Seasons in the caribbean island of Nevis. This untouched caribbean gem was truly spectacular in every way – catch my travel guide HERE. 

 

2 ) Birthday in the Big Island of Hawai’i : 

This year I celebrated my birthday in the Big island of Hawaii, it was the only Hawaiian island I hadn’t been to and boy – was I pleasantly surprised by its immense beauty! catch my travel guide HERE.

 

3 ) Girls trip to Sayulita in Mexico :

Loved heading to Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita in Mexico with two of my fave blogger girlfriends for a short fun girls trip.

 

4 ) Bucket list trip to the Cook Islands with Cook Islands Tourism :

This was handsdown our fave trip and travel memory for 2019, and also goes down as one of the top 3 in our fave trips ever! Visiting Rarotonga and Aitutaki with Cook Islands Tourism was a dream come true in every way. I was also featured in one of my fave travel publications – Jetsetter after this trip!

 

5 ) Being a speaker on a panel with Tripadvisor at Travelcon 2019 : 

Not a trip; but listing this out as a travel highlight nonetheless. I attended my first travel conference this year – Travelcon 2019 in Boston and had the honor of being a speaker on a panel with Tripadvisor. The talk was on how to build an authentic brand and how to capture authentic content as a travel influencer.

 

6 ) Stepping on my 6th Continent – South America with a short trip to Colombia :

Aside from Antartica, I have now officially stepped on 6 continents ! We made a short trip to colorful Cartagena in Colombia and absolutely loved it. Catch my full travel guide to this vibrant city HERE.

 

7 ) Exploring the island of 365 beaches – Antigua with Antigua and Barbuda Tourism :

Antigua was very high on my list especially cos it has 365 beaches! So glad I got to visit it with Antigua and Barbuda Tourism this summer. Highly recommend this gorgeous beachy paradise – check out my guide HERE.

 

8 ) Adventuring in Magical Morocco – from Marrakech to the Sahara Desert :

Adventuring in Magical Morocco was beyond incredible ! Morocco is a delight to the senses and an experience we will never forget – catch my full travel guide HERE.

 

9) Reliving our honeymoon in Maui :

Maui is our fave Hawaiian island and we are definitely biased 🙂 cos we went here on our honeymoon 8 years ago! It was so amazing going back after all these years – catch my travel guide HERE.

 

10 ) Island hopping in the Philippines :

Another fave trip of 2019 and perhaps of all time too was the Philippines! WOW this island nation of 7000 islands is one of the most beautiful places we have been to and one that we will 100% return to for sure. Catch my guides to Bohol and Coron on the blog.

 

And here is my Travel Highlights recap video :

 

Thank you so much for following along and for your love and support through all these years ! Cheers to a happy, healthy and adventurous 2020.

xoxo

Jyo

 

 

 

 

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