2021 Travel Recap

Our travels continued to look a little different during this second year of COVID-19, but we once again made the most of it by prioritizing domestic travel and trips that had us spending the majority of our time in the great outdoors.

For me, this year’s travel highlights included:

  • Seeing many of our families and friends in person for the first time in more than 18 months
  • Knocking two long-time bucket list items off my list: hiking in the Grand Canyon and experiencing the Bellagio Fountain at night
  • Spotting SO MANY moose in Denali National Park
  • Riding our motorcycles more than 1,500 miles through Oregon and California
  • Exploring several new cities and areas around Washington state

Who knows what COVID will bring in 2022, but I’m remaining optimistic and booking trips that will take us a little farther afield. We can always course correct if needed, and if you can believe it, I have endless lists of backup destinations if anything falls through!

In addition to visiting with friends and family more often, some new experiences I’m looking forward to in 2022 include:

  • Watching the sunrise from Haleakala Crater in Maui
  • Exploring the Mayan ruins in Guatemala
  • Snorkeling in the Blue Hole in Belize
  • Cheering on Brian as he takes part in his first wild boar hunt
  • Improving our motorcycling skills with new classes and longer trips

And of course I can’t wait to explore more of the U.S., especially new national parks and forests.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2022 full of fun and safe adventures!

January: Joshua Tree National Park, California

February: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona & Las Vegas, Nevada

March: Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

April: Tacoma, Washington

May: Vancouver, Washington

June: Port Gamble, Washington

July: Lassen Volcanic National Park & Redwood National Park, California

August: Central and Northeast Ohio

September: Denali National Park, Alaska & San Diego, California

October: Plain, Washington

November: Eugene, Oregon

December: Walla Walla, Washington

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