New Year; New Goals. 2013 I set a lot of goals for myself, and even though I didn’t get all of them done, I did get accomplish some of them, and I definitely had a year filled with travel. Even though I didn’t accomplish all the goals I set, these posts are a great reminder for me! Here are my goals for 2014:
Visit a new state:
I fell a bit like I’m cheating on this one because I already know that I’m going to make it to two new states this year- North Carolina and South Carolina, but I’m very excited to be making it to 2 of the 3 states I have left to visit. After those two all I need is Hawaii and I can say that I’ve been to every state!
Leave the country:
This is another one that makes me feel a bit like I’m cheating, because in March I’m going to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein with my mother! I’m really excited to be traveling with my mom again because it’s been three years since she and I went on a trip together, and it’s also been about that long since I’ve been to a new country, so I’m very excited to be adding four new countries to my slowly growing list!
Go hiking with my dad:
My dad and me on our first father/daughter hiking trip in Zion National Park
In 2008, my senior year of high school, my dad and I started taking these little father/daughter hiking trips. It started with about trip of five days in Arizona and Utah and has grown into a pretty epic tradition: multiple day hikes, a two week trip in Moab/Washington, the Havasu Canyon Hike, and a three week road trip to Alaska. So, I hope to at least take a day hike with my dad this year so we can keep this tradition up!
Have a ‘Wanderlust Wednesday’ and a ‘Somewhere Saturday’ for every week:
I have really loved doing the Wanderlust Wednesdays and I hope to keep doing them for a long time. I often find quotes, read books, search Pinterest, watch movies, along with many other things, and I’ve really enjoyed sharing them with you guys! I started a new weekly post this year called Somewhere Saturday and they’re a photo from a past blog post and a little explanation, but have a link back to older posts that I’ve done! It’s a fun way for me to look back and reflect on past trips, and let new readers see where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to!
Read 8 travel books/essays:
Last year, I sat a goal to read 12 travel books, but only got around to six, so this year I’ve decided I’m going to try to read eight! I love these sources of inspiration and I’m always looking for suggestions on what to read next!
Get 100 hiking miles in or visit 10 new hiking locations:
This was a goal of mine last year and my mileage was on my computer, which crashed, but I did make it to ten new hiking locations and it was an absolute BLAST to get to see all of these beautiful new places, so I can’t way to see more in 2014!
The whole point of starting my blog was to share my personal experiences doing what I love more than anything: Traveling. I hope that I have been a source of inspiration for someone- whether it’s a destination or a mindset, and that is still my biggest passion!
What are your travel goals or blogging goals for 2014? I would love to get ideas or know where you’re going in 2014!
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