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An amazing year is coming to an end – our first as full-time travelers! Rather than rattle off a list of everywhere we’ve been, check out our year in pictures, from the pre-trip ‘planning’ phase to the rather unexpected place where we are ringing in the New Year!
In January we made the semi-spontaneous decision to become digital nomads and to leave London, where we had been living since 2007.
In February, we packed up our apartment and a friend of Dani drove over from Germany in his van to pack up all our belongings and drive them to her hometown of Erfurt. She stored our stuff at her mom’s house and said goodbye to friends and family.
Jess did the same in March, home in chilly Chicago.
In April, we met again in Britain and spent one last ‘stay-cation’ in the seaside town of Brighton, before starting off the trip of a lifetime.
We started our adventure in Las Vegas, of all places…
June saw us exploring the Arizona desert during our Tucson house-sit, then three incredible canyons (Antelope Canyon, Canyon de Chelly and the Grand Canyon) in the north during one last road trip in the U.S.
We stopped in Los Angeles again in July…
We spent August exploring Southern Mexico from Oaxaca to the Pacific Coast, San Cristobal, Palenque and the Yucatan.
In September we discovered the beautiful beaches of Belize…
In November, we took a 2-week detour to El Salvador, where we found some rough Pacific beaches, hiked a volcano crater and visited colonial towns like Suchitoto (pictured) and those on the Ruta de las Flores.
In December, we headed to Honduras, where we finished the ‘Maya trail’ by visiting the last of the series of Maya ruins at Copan. We’re ringing in the New Year at Lake Yojoa, before heading to Nicaragua to start of 2011!
Happy travels to all fellow travelers and happy New Year to all our readers out there!